What time is UFC 286 in UK tonight? Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman fight card
Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman look to settle their rivalry for good tonight as the pair meet in the main event of UFC 286 in London.
Edwards makes the first defence of his welterweight title after winning it last August with a last-gasp head-kick against Usman in their rematch. 'Rocky' extended his winning streak to 11 fights with his win against Usman as the former champion was unbeaten in almost a decade heading into the fight.
The co-main event of the pay-per-view event in London will feature an exciting lightweight fight between Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev. Unbeaten British prospects such as Muhammad Mokaev and Christian Leroy Ducan also feature on the bill, so here is all you need to know about tonight's fights...
What time will Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman start in UK?
Edwards and Usman will headline the five-fight main card of the London event, which gets underway at 9pm on Saturday night. The pair will likely make their way to the cage at around 11pm, but this is dependent on the results of the fights that take place before the main event.
How to watch Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman on TV and live stream in UK
UFC 286 will be shown live on BT Sport pay-per-view and will cost fans £19.95. The preliminary card of the event begins at 7pm on BT Sport 2 and fans with a subscription to BT Sport will not need to pay an additional fee to watch the prelims, but will need to fork out the pay-per-view cost for the main card. The BT Sport app is available to download on mobile, tablet, select streaming devices, games consoles, and Smart TVs.
Edwards: “He’s 36 years old, been in many tough fights. He thought he could never be beaten and then to be sparked like that, that does have a mental thing on you. I know he pretends like he doesn’t care and he was happy he got knocked out because of the pressures as champion is too hard and ‘I’m happy I got knocked out’ but for me that doesn’t make any sense. It goes down as you out cold, head shot and that’s all that matters."
Usman: "Nothing changes for me, I know what I come to do. I got presented with an opportunity to be able to fall as a champion and rise again. That's the biggest thing for me. From the beginning of my career to where am I now if you've seen all of my performances, how much do I need to change? I go so hard preparing for these fights to the point where I have that much of a gap on everybody, this camp has just been about correcting little mistakes."