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Mar 18, 2023 6:19 pm
Tonight, Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards meet in a extremely anticipated grudge match for the welterweight championship, in the principle occasion of UFC 286 in London.
The earlier combat noticed the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ dominate Edwards for a majority of the combat earlier than the Englishman caught Usman with a knockout to steal a win within the fifth spherical.
Usman all through each fights between these two has been the higher fighter, successful virtually each second of each spherical moreover ‘Rocky’s’ head-kick.
The occasions co-main occasion, will see former title contender Justin Gaethje try to regain his elite standing as he takes on rising Azerbaijani Rafael Fiziev in a light-weight bout.
The co-main will little doubt be a FOTN contender, between two heavy-hitting, all-action fighters with the power to finish the combat anytime.
The undercard additionally has some doubtlessly thrilling battles, as Submission skilled, Gunnar Nelson returns to the octagon towards brawl-lover Bryan Barberena.
An necessary middleweight bout opens the principle card as former title challenger Marvin Vettori appears to halt the rise of Roman Dolidze.
Edwards vs Usman – Many have perceived Edwards’ championship win as fortunate. This consists of the previous champion himself Usman who mentioned he believed the loss had extra to do together with his personal lapse in focus than the ability of Edwards. Due to this fact anticipate Usman to depart no doubts that he’s the higher fighter right here with a stoppage.
Gaethje vs Fiziev – Fiziev is a harmful man on his ft, embellished in Muay Thai and has scored knockdowns in eight of his 12 MMA fights. Gaethje appears to have began to say no given the injury he has accrued over his profession, and whereas he’ll in all probability make it a scrappy combat, Fiziev ought to be capable of decide ‘The Highlight’ off with medical strikes, to place himself in title contender conversations.
Nelson vs Barberena – Make no mistake, Barberena is a really harmful slug-fest fashion fighter, nevertheless the gulf in high quality in relation to grappling ought to present Nelson with an avenue to victory which he ought to take. Coupled with the very fact Barberena misplaced his final combat through submission too.
Lastly, O’Neill to beat Maia and Vettori to beat Dolidze.