Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman LIVE: UFC 286 latest updates tonight as Makwan Amirkhani loses

UFC 286: The lights go out in the O2 arena as the fight is about to start

Leon Edwards defends his welterweight title against Kamaru Usman tonight, in the main event of UFC 286 at London’s O2 Arena.

The Jamaican-born Edwards knocked out Usman in impressive fashion in August, taking the belt from the Nigerian-American to become the UFC’s second British champion.

For Edwards, the result also marked revenge for a points loss to Usman in 2015, meaning tonight’s main event will complete a trilogy between the pair.

In the co-main event, former interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje takes on rising contender Rafael Fiziev, in a fight that is almost guaranteed to steal the show.

Follow live updates and results from UFC 286 below. The event will be broadcast live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK and ESPN+ in the US.. Click here to subscribe to The Independent’s sports channel on YouTube to see the latest sports videos.


UFC 286 LIVE: Edwards vs. Usman

UFC 286: Jack Shore defeats Makwan Amirkhani in the second round by submission

alex pattleMarch 18, 2023 21:33


UFC 286 LIVE: Edwards vs. Usman

Vettori vs. Dolidze – Round 2

Dolidze is smiling or making faces at Vettori. The Italian continues to hit Dolidze’s lead leg.

Now the Georgian fires for a takedown against the fence, but Vettori escapes his clutches and circles away.

Vettori with a close left uppercut. Dolidze advances anyway. He blocks a kick to the head when Vettori tries to talk him out of it.

Dolidze’s left eye shows real damage now, notably a cut below. It’s hard to say what offense caused it, maybe the hook…

alex pattleMarch 18, 2023 21:32


UFC 286 LIVE: Edwards vs. Usman

Vettori vs. Dolidze – Round 2

Another low kick from Vettori, aiming for the outside of Dolidze’s lead leg. And again.

Dolidze blocks a body kick. Vettori is trying to fight behind his jab.

Dolidze with one of those overhand forehands again, but it’s blocked.

However, now it connects with one! Vettori absorbs it well.

alex pattleMarch 18, 2023 21:29


UFC 286 LIVE: Edwards vs. Usman

Vettori vs. Dolidze – Round 1

Another wild exchange! Dolidze is flying her right over her head, but she’s landing! However, Vettori has a big chin, as he has shown in the past.

alex pattleMarch 18, 2023 21:26


UFC 286 LIVE: Edwards vs. Usman

Vettori vs. Dolidze – Round 1

More leg kicks from Vettori, who kicks in and then out on Dolidze’s lead leg.

However, Dolidze is the one ahead. A right hook lands for the Georgian now.

Another kick inside Vettori’s leg. We get a break in the action, after Vettori kicks too close to the groin…

(Side note: Tom Holland Jason Statham is in attendance, plus Hollywood stars.)

alex pattleMarch 18, 2023 21:24


UFC 286 LIVE: Edwards vs. Usman

Vettori vs. Dolidze – Round 1

Lots of kicks to Vettori’s legs early on. “Oh, Marvin Vettori!” is the singing at the O2 Arena.

Try a couple of left hooks from the southpaw. Now Dolidze lands a hard left hook, then throws more against the fence!

Vettori laughs at them! This is already wild!

alex pattleMarch 18, 2023 21:21


UFC 286 LIVE: Edwards vs. Usman

Here we go! Main card on the go!

alex pattleMarch 18, 2023 21:20


UFC 286 LIVE: Edwards vs. Usman

Here comes Vettori, who is the crowd favorite here.

alex pattleMarch 18, 2023 21:17


UFC 286 LIVE: Edwards vs. Usman

alex pattleMarch 18, 2023 21:16


UFC 286 LIVE: Edwards vs. Usman

Chelsea FC’s Mason Mount, snooker icon Ronnie O’Sullivan, Hollywood actor Miles Teller, Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Keylor Navas and Newcastle striker Callum Wilson!

alex pattleMarch 18, 2023 21:16

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