Edwards vs Usman 3: Start time, UFC 286 fight card, prediction, latest betting odds tonight
The Brit won the promotion’s welterweight title in August by knocking out Usman with a stunning headbutt, avenging the loss he suffered in Orlando in 2015.
Now they’re ready for a final showdown as the UFC crosses the pond once again.
Elsewhere on the card, Justin Gaethje takes on Rafael Fiziev in the co-main event, while Gunnar Nelson returns to the O2 Arena after appearing on the card last year.
Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 286 tonight.
How to watch UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3
TV channel: BT Sport will broadcast the prelims live in the UK, with coverage starting on BT Sport 1 at 7pm GMT on Saturday 18 March 2023.
BT Sport Box Office will then hold the main card, with the event costing £19.95 to purchase.
Direct: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the event live online via the BT Sport website or app and then via the BT Sport Box Office app once they have purchased the main card.
Live: You can follow all the action from UFC London tonight live via Standard Sport’s dedicated blog.
Full UFC 286 fight card
Leon Edwards (c) vs. Kamaru Usman – for the UFC welterweight championship
Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev
Gunnar Nelson vs. Bryan Barberena
Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O’Neill
Marvin Vettori vs. Roman Dolidze
Jack Shore vs. Makwan Amirkhani
Chris Duncan vs. Omar Morales
Sam Patterson vs. Yanal Ashmoz
Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafel Filho
Lerone Murphy vs. Gabriel Santos
Christian Leroy Duncan vs. Dusko Todorovic
Malcolm Gordon vs. Jake Hadley
Joanne Wood vs. Luana Carolina
Jai Herbert vs Ludovit Klein
Julianna Miller vs. Veronica Macedo
UFC 286 date, start time and location
The early preliminaries start from 7pm GMT before the main card starts at 9pm. As always, times are subject to change depending on the actual duration of the fights.
The main event, however, will likely begin around 10:30 p.m.
UFC 286 Predictions
It’s going to be tough for Edwards to replicate the stunning kick that stunned Usman months ago. This, you sense, was a perfect storm and the alchemy needed to replicate it is complex.
For this reason, Usman must be the favourite. On track to be considered one of the greatest of all time ahead of the loss to Edwards, Usman has the tools to get back on track.
Usman will win by knockout.
UFC 286 weigh-in results
Both fighters weighed in at 170 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in.
UFC 286 betting odds
Edwards win: 4/11
Usman to win: 15/8
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).