Find the latest breaking news and information on the top stories, science, business, entertainment, politics, and more.

UFC 286 live fight updates, results, highlights from Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3

Leon Edwards hinted that his next title defence might be versus Colby Covington after maintaining his UFC welterweight crown by beating Kamaru Usman in the trilogy bout in between the set at UFC 286 in London. Questionable Covington was the surprise backup fighter for the heading face-off at London’s O2 Arena and viewed on as the Briton’s cleaner shots and gets away from pre-fight preferred Usman’s takedowns showed definitive in his bulk accomplishment on the scorecards. Previous interim Covington, who lost to Usman in 2019 and 2021, dismissed both fighters as “morons” and stated he would want to enter the cage at a minute’s notification– and Edwards might have the bold American in his sights after a been worthy of win when his only minute of issue was a one-point reduction for holding the cage.– UFC (@ufc) March 19, 2023 “That male has actually remained for 2 years,” Edwards stated later on, speaking with BT Sport about Covington’s typically vibrant existence by the cage following an extended lack from action. “I may take a little journey to Miami and see what’s going on there. “I understand it was a close battle so I understood I needed to land the cleaner shots. [Usman] didn’t land numerous tidy on me. He simply had great deals of pressure.” In a tight bout in between the set who initially fulfilled when Usman dominated in 2015, neither male might duplicate a surface as amazing as the head kick with which Edwards took the belt from ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ in 2021. In the co-main occasion, Justin Gaethje won a fight of striking to declare a surprise win versus Rafael Fiziev, utilizing his substantial experience versus the Muay Thai expert prior to speaking of his desire to avenge his first-round submission defeat to Charles Oliveira in May 2022. In other places on the card, Scottish flyweight Casey O’Neill lost for the very first time in the UFC with a choice defeat versus Brazilian Jennifer Maia, while Gunnar Nelson beat welterweight competing Brian Barberena by first-round submission and Marvin Vetorri took a choice versus Roman Dolidze. More to follow The Sporting News offered outcomes and highlights from UFC 286. MORE: Sign up to view the UFC 286 PPV, solely on ESPN+ UFC 286: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 outcomes, highlights Round 5: Leon Edwards 8-10 Kamaru Usman (47-46) This has actually been a difficult battle to rating. Could the point reduction been available in? Leon Edwards may have maintained his title – simply – however that might look a ridiculous evaluation in a minute or 2. Both fighters have actually tired in this 5th round. Edwards lands with a good shot however Kamaru Usman fires in a right that rocks his challenger’s head and hammers in an elbow up close. Edwards springs to his feet once again after Usman tries his newest takedown. Both fighters raise their hands as they head far from centre phase, then exchange a meek handshake as they wait for the scorecards. Leon Edwards wins by bulk choice! The Briton keeps the belt! Thanks for following our live protection– we’ll have a report and analysis at the top of this page quickly. Round 4: Leon Edwards 10-9 Kamaru Usman (39-36) Kamaru Usman averts an effort by Leon Edwards to install him after the champ stalks him at the start of the 4th round. Usman is throwing away jabs however being kept in check by Edwards’ kicks, then is successful – briefly – with a takedown. Edwards goes back to his feet and socks in a hook prior to Usman attempts to take him down once again without success. ‘Rocky’ is bouncing back to his feet each time, taking in the takedowns well– as he carried out in the latter rounds of the 2nd battle in between this set. THE BOYS ARE AT IT AGAIN! #UFC 286 pic.twitter.com/rWK1tRfWn1– UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2023 Round 3: Leon Edwards 9-9 Kamaru Usman (29-27) Potentially substantial minute! Herb Dean sees Leon Edwards holding on to the fence as Kamaru Usman attempts to bring him down. The referee takes a peek at a replay and after that, with exceptional nerve in this arena, subtracts the champ a point. It didn’t look an especially controversial call. It’s been a little a stop-start battle with Dean needing to consistently insert. Usman’s corner advise their guy to hurry at Edwards, who’s an image of extreme concentration on the back foot. You heard Herb Dean describe it. He can not award position, so he needs to choose whether to caution Edwards or subtract a point. When it is that outright, you subtract a point.– Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) March 18, 2023 Round 2: Leon Edwards 10-9 Kamaru Usman (20-18) Kamaru Usman keeps attempting to close the range however Leon Edwards has the much better of the round, choosing his strikes carefully and playing a client video game. Edwards follows up a knee with some uncomfortable body shots, however Usman strikes back and pins his guy down. Usman tries to find the back – Edwards understands he requires to remain off the ground – and does not get it. The house crowd cheer as he goes back to his feet, then is pinned to the fence however remains upright, both guys shooting as they go. THE BOYS ARE AT IT AGAIN! #UFC 286 pic.twitter.com/rWK1tRfWn1– UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2023 Round 1: Leon Edwards 10-9 Kamaru Usman Edwards entered into the ring making a gunshot gesture to his head. That blowing was not unproven on the proof of the preliminary. A head kick draws a cumulative consumption however does not link to result, then the referee has a word with Edwards for holding. Usman is sizing him up however can’t close in. Edwards has actually likewise been making money from body shots. The house crowd are caring this– however it’s as tight as you ‘d have anticipated in advance. 23:35 GMT: An interesting start, and a really appealing one for Leon Edwards, who is prospering with kicks. On commentary, previous UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping is satisfied. Leon Edwards requires to make a declaration here. Can’t wait up until the last bell. Otherwise, a starving Kamaru Usman will devour him. #UFC 286– Daniel Yanofsky (@DanYanofsky) March 18, 2023 23:30 GMT: A big holler as Leon Edwards makes his method to the ring! The intros are being made. Nearly everybody is on their feet. 23:20 GMT: Next up– the trilogy, the title battle, the centerpiece. Kamaru Usman is dancing as he heads to the ring in a black and blue coat. He looks loose! Here’s Gaethje’s minute of triumph. VICTORYYYYYYY #UFC 286 pic.twitter.com/frGzG9Kmaw– UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2023 23:08 GMT: Justin Gaethje beats Rafael Fiziev on points! We have an upset after an all-action battle! MORE VIOLENCE #UFC 286 pic.twitter.com/KIonr3sByJ– UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2023 23:00 GMT: Look who’s here …– UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2023 22:53 GMT: It’s been a blistering start in between Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev. Favourite Fiziev most likely shaded the preliminary. 22:40 GMT: Justin Gaethje versus Rafael Fiziev is minutes away. This is going to be a co-main to savour. Holy Violence!!! Let’s go live been awaiting this Co-main!!!! #UFC 286– Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) March 18, 2023 22:30 GMT: Conor McGregor colleague Gunnar Nelson beats Brian Barberena by submission! This one ended with the Icelander installing Nelson and trapping him in an armbar, requiring him to tap out. 22:20 GMT: Jennifer Maia wins it!– UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2023 22:15 GMT: Rafael Fiziev is preparing to handle Justin Gaethje in the co-headline occasion tonight. The Azerbaijani starts as preferred. Violence? Violence ✅ @RafaelFiziev is all set for a co-main revealing! #UFC 286 pic.twitter.com/n70j6I3Bgv– UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2023 22:00 GMT: Colby Covington remains in the structure. He’s simply devitalized UFC 286 headliners Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, compared his prospective participation to the Revolutionary War, declared the 2021 United States elections were rigged versus buddy Donald Trump and insulted British females in his function as backup fighter for the occasion. Here’s how he weighed in the other day, which he states he did at a day’s notification. Colby Covington is available in at 170 pounds as the back-up fighter for the #UFC 286 centerpiece pic.twitter.com/6iuP4GX4Ne– ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 17, 2023 21:45 GMT: Marvin Vettori beats Roman Dolidze by choice! Fourth-ranked middleweight Vettori combated clever versus his previous training partner in a hard-to-call battle, edging it by preventing trading frequently with the feared Georgian. Next up: a flyweight bout in between Jennifer Maia and Casey O’Neill!– UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2023 21:30 GMT: The primary card is under method, with Marvin Vettori and Dolidze into the 3rd round of their tear-up.– UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) March 18, 2023 21:05 GMT: Jack Shore beats Makwan ‘Mr Finland’ Amirkhani! There were a couple of Finns displaying a flag at the weigh-in here at the O2 who will not enjoy with that outcome. Ruthless to take the neck @JackShoreMMA making a declaration in his featherweight launching! #UFC 286 pic.twitter.com/SDiAjRNKHc– UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2023 20:35 GMT: Chris Duncan beats Omar Morales by choice in a back-and-forth battle! Muhammad Mokaev states he believed about tapping out throughout that gruesome kneebar. He went to the post-fight interview on crutches. Simply 2 men who attempted to knock each other out for 15 minutes #UFC 286 pic.twitter.com/cDJv8jl4nz– UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2023 20:10 GMT: Look away now if you’re of a fragile personality. Sam Patterson suffered a shivering defeat to Yanal Ashmoz. VIEW: Yanal Ashmoz sends out Sam Patterson into a various measurement with this FILTHY knockout at #UFC 286 pic.twitter.com/jCozwcfwJX– Shakiel Mahjouri (@Shak_Fu) March 18, 2023 19:45 GMT: Hugely popular possibility Muhammad Mokaev left a submission defeat … and scored a late win by the exact same technique. Wow! How did Mokaev endure this kneebar #UFC 286 pic.twitter.com/Iblp98J7Sx– Combat Sports UK (@CombatSportsUK) March 18, 2023– ᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴏꜰᴡᴀʀ (@TheArtOfWar6) March 18, 2023 19:20 GMT: Lerone Murphy edged to a split choice over Gabriel Santos, winning 29-28 on 2 cards and losing by the very same scoreline on the other.– UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2023 19:00 GMT: Here’s how Veronica Hardy commemorated her win over Juliana Miller– 3 years and 4 days after she retired from MMA with concussion problems.– UFC_Asia (@UFC_Asia) March 18, 2023 18:30 GMT: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ protection of UFC 286, live from the O2 Arena in London! Let’s go through the early outcomes up until now: Veronica Hardy def. Juliana Miller by consentaneous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Jai Herbert and Ludovit Klein share a bulk draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28) Joanne Wood def. Luana Carolina by split choice (28-29, 30-27, 29-28) Jake Hadley def. Malcolm Gordon by TKO (strikes) at 1:01 of Round 1 Christian Leroy Duncan def. Dusko Todorovic by TKO (injury) at 1:52 of Round 1 Lerone Murphy def. Gabriel Santos by means of split choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). When is UFC 286: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3? Date: Saturday, March 18|Sunday, March 19 Early FIGHT PASS Prelims: 1 p.m. ET|5 p.m. GMT|4 a.m. AEDT Prelims: 3 p.m. ET|7 p.m. GMT|6 a.m. AEDT Main card: 5 p.m. ET|9 p.m. GMT|8 a.m. AEDT Main occasion: 8 p.m. ET|12 a.m. GMT|11 a.m. AEDT (approx.) UFC 286 happens on Match 18. The FIGHT PASS prelims will start at around 1 p.m. ET. The prelims will go live at 3 p.m. ET and the primary card begins at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV. Edwards and Usman must make their method to the octagon around 8 p.m. ET, depending upon the length of time the undercard battles last. MORE: How to wager UFC 286: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 How to view UFC 286: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 Country Date Channel + Live Stream (primary card) United States Sat. March 18 ESPN+, ESPN PPV Canada Sat. March 18 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass United Kingdom Sat. March 18 BT Sport Australia Sun. March 19 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch Television, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass The primary card for UFC 286 is readily available in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ membership streaming service for a pay-per-view expense. Earlier battles are viewable live on ESPN+. In Canada, the primary card pay-per-view is offered on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass. In the United Kingdom, the primary card will be offered on BT Sport, with the prelims on UFC Fight Pass. In Australia, the primary card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch Television, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass. MORE: Dana White validates next challenger for Jon Jones Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 cost: How much does UFC 286 expense? $79.99 (existing ESPN+ customers) $124.98 (brand-new customers) In the U.S., the UFC 286 primary card is offered by means of pay-per-view on ESPN+, which likewise needs a membership. The PPV rate for UFC 286 is $79.99 for existing customers. New customers can pay a package cost of $124.98 for the UFC 286 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ yearly membership, which provides cost savings of more than 30 percent. BT Sport Box Office will charge ₤ 19.99 to gain access to live protection of the card. The purchasing window opens on March 10. MORE: Sign up to see the UFC 286 PPV, solely on ESPN+ Product Prices ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $9.99/ month ESPN+ Annual Subscription $99.99/ year The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $13.99/ month The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $19.99/ month UFC PPV Standalone $74.99 each UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $99.98, then $69.99/ year UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle $88.98, then $13.99/ month Click here to discover the various prices and bundling choices with the ESPN+ platform. UFC 286 results Main card Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 for the UFC welterweight title Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev; Lightweights Gunnar Nelson vs. Bryan Barberena; Welterweights Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O’Neill; Flyweights Marvin Vettori vs. Roman Dolidze; Middleweights Prelims Jack Shore vs. Makwan Amirkhani, Featherweights Sam Patterson vs. Yanal Ashmoz; Lightweights Chris Duncan vs. Omar Morales; Lightweights Muhammad Mokaev vs. Jafel Filho; Flyweights FIGHT PASS Prelims Lerone Murphy vs. Gabriel Santos; Featherweights Christian Leroy Duncan vs. Dusko Todorovic; Middleweights Malcolm Gordon vs. Jake Hadley; Flyweights Joanne Wood vs. Luana Carolina; Flyweights Jai Herbert vs. Ludovit Klein; Lightweights Juliana Miller vs. Veronica Hardy; Flyweights The Sporting News might make an affiliate commission through our links when you register for a streaming service. The Sporting News’ affiliates have no impact over the editorial material consisted of in this post.