dwards vs Usman 3 – LIVE!
The UFC returns to London tonight as Leon Edwards faces off in opposition to Kamaru Usman as soon as once more contained in the octagon. The pair will full a shocking trilogy on the O2 Enviornment, with the UFC welterweight title placed on the road.
Birmingham’s Edwards famously knocked the dominant Usman out with a shocking spinning kick at UFC 278 again in August to avenge his preliminary loss to the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ in 2015. Whether or not or not lightning can strike twice stays to be seen. Usman was on target to be thought of one of many best ever earlier than that loss and will likely be determined for revenge tonight. Nonetheless, house assist for Edwards may very well be an enormous issue.
The largest ever UFC occasion in British historical past has a stacked battle card too. Marvin Vettori and Jennifer Maia picked up wins, earlier than Justin Gaethje received by majority determination over Rafael Fiziev in an exciting co-main occasion. Gunnar Nelson produce an outstanding efficiency, profitable by first-round submission in opposition to Bryan Barberena. Observe UFC 286: Edwards vs Usman 3 reside beneath!
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The Nigerian Nightmare is on his technique to the octagon. Dancing his approach via the corridors backstage.
He’s met with loads of boos as he emerges into the world – protected to say he doesn’t care one bit.
“Each facet of the game, I used to be significantly better than him at.”
That’s what Usman has to say concerning the first 4 rounds of his battle with Edwards final yr. In all probability true.
Sadly for him, he obtained stopped by a large kick within the closing spherical! How a lot will that be on his thoughts tonight?
It’s 1-1… time to settle it!
Important occasion is arising!
Leon Edwards seeking to do it yet again, this time with house assist roaring him on. Kamaru Usman goes in quest of revenge.
Underway very, very shortly.
Gaethje will get the choice!
29-28, 29, 28-28.
Majority determination for Gaethje! Beautiful third spherical and it’s obtained the win for the American.
Gaethje vs Fiziev
Plenty of blooding coming from that proper eye of Fiziev. Gaethje aiming proper at it. Huge, large overhand proper lands too.
Gaethje jabbing time and again at that eye, no approach Fiziev can see out of it. Into the ultimate minute we go, Gaethje is beginning to take management.
Jab inflicting Fiziev enormous issues, and a monstrous uppercut follows it! That is brutal. And one other uppercut! Takedown within the closing few seconds too – that was a depressing closing two minutes for Fiziev.
Gaethje has certainly received this. Unbelievable battle.
Gaethje vs Fiziev
Severe battle thus far, been a superb watch. Can both discover the stoppage?
Fiziev actually pushing now, Gaethje seems to be to be in bother as a pair extra enormous photographs lands. Fingers are simply loopy quick. Gaethje takes them once more, although he does look to be slowing down.
Gaethje has had sufficient of these exchanges, makes an attempt the takedown. Can’t pull it off.
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