Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-03-18, some good single shots but it is not enough to get three stars: the mma bout Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman 3 gets two (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Usman vs Edwards 3 is scheduled to take place Saturday, March 18th, at the The O2 Arena in London (England, UK), in a 5-round welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg) bout; it is the main event of the evening of UFC 286 and it is valid for the UFC welterweight championship title (Edwards’ first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Leon Edwards record
The black belt in Bjj and current Ufc Ww champion Leon Edwards entered this fight with a professional mma record of 20-3-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 welterweight in the world.
He suffered his last defeat when he faced Usman the first time in 2015, since then he has collected one no-contest, with Belal Muhammad in March 2021 (Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad) and eleven victories, beating Nate Diaz (Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz) and Usman in his last two (Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2).
Kamaru Usman record
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj, Tuf tournament winner and former Ufc Ww champ Kamaru Usman, has an official record of 20-2-0 (50% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.2 in the welterweight division.
In his previous three fights, before losing the rematch with Edwards last year (Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2), he had beat Gilbert Burns (Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns), Jorge Masvidal (4-stars bout Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal II) and Colby Covington (Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 2).
Usman’s next fight: Kamaru Usman vs Khamzat Chimaev
Here is the UFC 286 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN PPV)
Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman 3
Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev
Bryan Barberena vs Gunnar Nelson
Jennifer Maia vs Casey O’Neill
Marvin Vettori vs Roman Dolidze
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPNews / ESPN+)
Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani
Omar Morales vs Chris Duncan
Sam Patterson vs Yanal Ashmoz
Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafel Cavalcante Filho
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Gabriel Santos vs Lerone Murphy
Dusko Todorovic vs Christian Leroy Duncan
Jake Hadley vs Malcolm Gordon
Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina
Jai Herbert vs Ludovit Klein
Juliana Miller vs Veronica Macedo
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 286 countdown Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman 3, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Embedded: Vlog Series
Watch all the episodes of UFC 286 Embedded: Vlog Series (we usually post the playlist with all the videos or, if not possible, every single clip).
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC 286 pre-fight press conference, featuring Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards!
Watch the videos of UFC 286: Edwards vs Usman 3 weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman 3 as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – Spanish
Who won Edwards vs Usman 3 fight?
Leon Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman via majority decision. Scores were 48–46, 48–46, 47–47.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 286 post-fight octagon interview of Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman.
UFC 286 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC 286 Edwards vs Usman 3.
Leon Edwards def. Kamaru Usman via MD
Justin Gaethje def. Rafael Fiziev via MD
Gunnar Nelson def. Bryan Barberena via SUB r1
Jennifer Maia def. Casey O’Neill via UD
Marvin Vettori def. Roman Dolidze via UD
Jack Shore def. Makwan Amirkhani via SUB r2
Chris Duncan def. Omar Morales via SD
Yanal Ashmoz def. Sam Patterson via KO r1
Muhammad Mokaev def. Jafel Filho via SUB r3
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
Lerone Murphy def. Gabriel Santos via SD
Christian Leroy Duncan def. Dusko Todorovic via TKO r1
Jake Hadley def. Malcolm Gordon via TKO r1
Joanne Wood def. Luana Carolina via SD
Jai Herbert vs Ľudovít Klein Draw
Veronica Hardy def. Juliana Miller via UD
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC 286 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC 286 Fight of the Night: Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev
UFC 286 Performance of the Night: Gunnar Nelson, Jake Hadley