The long-awaited showdown between Leon “Rocky” Edwards and Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman is set to conclude on March 18. Edwards, the current Welterweight champion, surprised many when he defeated Usman with a head-kick finish in their August 2022 rematch. Edwards will have the home-field advantage as the UFC returns to the UK, hosting the event at the O2 Arena in London.

To accommodate UK fans, the start time for UFC 286 will be earlier than usual, which US fans should take note of if they plan to tune in. Below, we’ve gathered all the essential details you’ll need to stay up-to-date on the event.

Leon Edwards Vs. Kamaru Usman 3: Start Time & Full Card

Early prelims begin at 12:00 p.m. Et
Prelims begin at 14:00 p.m. Et
Main Card begins at 17:00 p.m. Et

Bout Order:

Women’s Flyweight – Juliana Miller vs Veronica Macedo
Lightweight – Jai Herbert vs Luovit Klein
Women’s Flyweight – Jennifer Maia vs Casey O’Neill
Flyweight – Jake Hadley vs Malcolm Gordon
Middleweight – Christian Leroy Duncan vs Duško Todorović
Flyweight – Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafael Filho
Lightweight – Sam Patterson vs Yanal Ashmoz
Featherweight – Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani
Featherweight – Lerone Murphy vs Gabriel Santos
Middleweight – Marvin Vettori vs Roman Dolidze
Welterweight – Gunnar Nelson vs Bryan Barbarena
Women’s Flyweight – Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina
Lightweight Co-Main – Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev
Welterweight Title bout – Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman

UFC 286 Full Card Preview

Our event is kicking off with Julianna Miller, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 30, making her second appearance in the octagon. She’ll be taking on Veronica Macedo in what promises to be an exciting match-up. In addition, Jai Herbert, also known as “The Black Country Banger,” is set to showcase his striking skills against Ludovit Klein, a formidable opponent from Slovakia.

Up next, we have an exciting flyweight showdown between rising star Casey O’Neil and UFC veteran Jennifer Maia. O’Neil is aiming to maintain her unbeaten record and notch up her tenth professional win. Meanwhile, in a battle of grappling specialists, Birmingham’s own Jake Hadley is set to take on Malcolm Gordon, a skilled Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt.

Middleweight strikers go to war as UFC debutant Christian Leroy Duncan battles Duško Todorović, they have a combined 17 finishes between them. In another flyweight bout, the undefeated Muhammad Mokaev is set to take on Jafel Cavalcante Filho, a former contestant on Dana White’s Contender Series and known for his brutal finishes. Mokaev …read more



UFC 286: Start Time, Who’s Fighting, Full Card Preview

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