See what occurs on the dimensions forward of UFC 286.
The UFC is within the UK this weekend with UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards hoping to make a profitable first title protection whereas on residence soil. His challenger would be the man he took the belt from, Kamaru Usman.
This can be a trilogy battle for Edwards and Usman. They met early of their Octagon profession, with Usman getting the very best of “Rocky” on the event. Edwards hasn’t misplaced since.
The co-main occasion for this occasion is assured to be entertaining when Justin Gaethje takes on Rafael Fiziev within the light-weight division. The PPV additionally has an essential middleweight battle between Marvin Vettori and Roman Dolidze. Widespread Icelander Gunnar Nelson can also be on the principle map, taking up final spoiler Bryan Barbarena. Rounding out the principle card is Scotland’s Case O’Neill in opposition to former title challenger Jennifer Maia.
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The preliminary rounds are led by Jack Shore vs. Makwan Amirkhani. This and the early preliminary rounds are largely exhibition matches for younger British expertise. Essentially the most revered of those British candidates is undefeated Mohammad Mokaev, who meets Jafel Filho.
Earlier than these fights occur, nevertheless, everybody must get entangled. And Edwards and Usman have to be cautious to not weigh a single pound over 170 (lest their title hopes be dashed).
The official weigh-in might be at 4:45am ET. You possibly can see them proper right here:
Usman and Edwards each gained weight and made their title battle official:
The ceremonial weigh-in will happen at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Predominant Card (ESPN+ PPV at 5pm ET)
Leon Edwards (170) vs. Kamaru Usman (170)
Justin Gaethje (156) vs. Rafael Fiziev (156)
Gunnar Nelson (170) vs. Bryan Barberena (171)
Jennifer Maia (126) vs. Casey O’Neill (125)
Marvin Vettori (185.5) vs. Roman Dolidze (186)
Preliminary Map (ESPNews/ESPN+ at 3pm ET)
Jack Shore (146) vs. Makwan Amirkhani (146)
Chris Duncan (156) vs. Omar Morales (156)
Sam Patterson (155.5) vs. Yanal Ashmoz (155)
Muhammad Mokaev (126) vs. Jafel Filho (125.5)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+ / UFC Battle Go at 1pm ET)
Lerone Murphy (145.5) vs. Gabriel Santos (145.5)
Christian Leroy Duncan (185.5) vs. Dusko Todorovic (186)
Malcolm Gordon (129.5)* vs. Jake Hadley (126)
Joanne Wooden (126) vs. Luana Carolina (126)
Jai Herbert (156) vs. Ludovit Klein (156)
Juliana Miller (125.5) vs. Veronica Hardy (125.5)
Predominant Occasion Backup: Colby Covington (170)
*Gordon has misplaced weight, dropping 30 p.c of his pockets
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