Bloody elbow fighting expert, Zane Simon and his partner Eddie Mercado recorded for you on Saturday, March 18, 2023, with an overview of UFC 286: “Leon Edwards Vs. Kamaru Usman 3” massive, action-packed 15-fight PPV (pay-per-view) card, from the O2 Arena in London, England.
The guys have hot takes, possible next matches, as well as reactions to the overall event – plus all the results, reactions and a ton of details on the main card, and loads of tidbits on all the pre-contests. Be sure to press play on the show to hear what our match experts have to say!
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Here’s a look at what happened…
This 15-fight card saw four exciting first-round finishes, three exciting KO/TKOs, three sweet subs and eight hard-fought decisions, two majority and three split, plus one majority draw fight. BONUS prizes after match including:
POTN: Jake Hadley & Gunnar Nelson
FOOT: Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev
UFC 286: ‘Edwards vs. Usman 3’ fight card, updated records and full results of the event —
Official ‘UFC 286’ Scorecard
ESPN+ PPV CARD | SAT. MAR. 18
15. UFC Welterweight Championship: Leon Edwards (21-3) DEF. Kamaru Usman (20-3) — via majority decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
14. Co-Main Event – 155lbs: Justin Gaethje (24-4) DEF. Rafael Fiziev (12-2) — via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
13. Gunnar Nelson (19-5-1) DEF. Bryan Barberena (18-10) — via submission (armbar) at 4:51 of round 1
12. Jennifer Maia (21-9-1) DEF. Casey O’Neill (9-1) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
11. Marvin Vettori (19-5-1) DEF. Roman Dolidze (12-2) — via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Zane’s choice from MMA Vivisection Shows Thursday 16 March:
Usman, Fiziev, Nelson, Maia, Vettori, Shore, Morales, Ashmoz, Mokaev, Murphy, Duncan, Hadley, Wood, Klein and Miller
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10. Jack Shore (17-1) DEF. Makwan Amirkhani (17-9) — via submission (back naked choke) at 4:27 of round 2
9. Chris Duncan (10-1) DEF. Omar Morales (11-4) — via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
8. Yanal Ashmoz (7-0) DEF. Sam Patterson (10-2-1) — via KO (hits) at 1:15 of round 1
7. Muhammad Mokaev (9-0) DEF. Jafel Filho (14-3) — via submission at 4:32 in round 3
UFC FIGHTPASS EARLY PRELIMS | 13:00/10:00 ETPT
6. Lerone Murphy (12-0-1) DEF. Gabriel Santos (10-1) — via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
5. Christian Leroy Duncan (8-0) DEF. Duško Todorvic (12-4) — via TKO (injury) at 1:52 of round 1
4. Jake Hadley (10-1) DEF. Malcolm Gordon (14-7) — via TKO (strike) at 1:01 of round 1
3. Joanne Wood (16-8) DEF. Luana Carolina (8-4) — via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
2. Jai Herbert (12-4-1) and L’udovit Klein (19-4-1) — fight to one tie majority (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
1. Veronica Macedo (7-4) DEF. Juliana Miller (3-2) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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