The results for every UFC 286: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 fight as they happen.
Who is the best welterweight in the UFC, if not the world of MMA? We'll finally get the answer to that question at UFC 286, when champion Leon Edwards and former champ Kamaru Usman square down one last time.
The pair first met back in December 2015, when Usman was making his UFC debut fresh off winning season 21 of The Ultimate Fighter. Usman used his wrestling to dominate that match and take a decision win.
The pair then batted with Usman as defending welterweight champion back at UFC 278 in August. It looked like Usman would cruise to a unanimous decision win before Edwards threw up a last-minute head kick that landed and knocked Usman out cold, giving Edwards the championship.
There is no love lost between the two, and they'll settle their score in Edwards's backyard.
UFC 286 marks the first time since UFC 204 in October 2016 that the UFC will hold a pay-per-view card in England.
The co-main event will see Justin Gaethje take on Rafael Fiziev in a pivotal lightweight bout. Gaethje was last in action at UFC 274 in May, coming up short against Charles Oliveira in a lightweight title bout. Fiziev, meanwhile, has won six straight since dropping his UFC debut, the only loss on his professional record to this day. Fiziev last fought in July, when he knocked out Rafael dos Anjos.
[UPDATED] UFC 286 results
UFC 286: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 Main Card (ESPN+ PPV, 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT)
- Leon Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman via majority decision (48-46, 48-46, 47047) -- for the UFC welterweight championship
Justin Gaethje defeated Rafael Fiziev via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
- Gunnar Nelson defeated Bryan Barabarena via submission (arm bar), Round 1 - 4:51
- Jennifer Maia defeated Casey O'Neill via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Marvin Vettori defeated Roman Dolidze via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
UFC 286: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 Preliminary Card (ESPNews/ESPN+, 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT)
- Jack Shore defeated Makwan Amirkhani via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2 - 4:27
- Chris Duncan defeated Omar Morales via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
- Yanal Ashmoz defeated Sam Patterson via KO, Round 1 - 1:15
- Muhammad Mokaev defeated Jafel Filho via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 3 - 4:32
UFC 286: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 Early Prelim Card (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass, 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT)
- Lerone Murphy defeated Gabriel Santos via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
- Christian Leroy Duncan defeated Duško Todorović via TKO (injury), Round 1 - 1:52
- Jake Hadley defeated Malcolm Gordon via TKO, Round 1 - 1:01
- Joanne Wood defeated Luana Carolina via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
- Jai Herbert vs. Ľudovít Klein declared a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
- Veronica Hardy defeated Juliana Miller via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)