Leon Edwards, Kamaru Usman and it’s back at UFC 286.
Edwards will face Usman in a three-fight match with the title of welterweight up for grabs. This was announced by UFC President Dana White at Saturday’s UFC Vegas 67 conference.
UFC With UFC 286 takes place on March 18 at The O2 in London. The event airs on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
The welterweight title fight is the third meeting between the fighters, who are 1-1 with Usman winning a decision over Edwards at UFC on FOX 17 in their first encounter before Edwards took the rematch at UFC 279 this past August.
On that night, Usman was up on the scorecards heading into the fifth and final round. Then Edwards managed to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in history when he connected with a devastating head-kick knockout with just seconds remaining in the fight.
Talk of a trilogy began almost immediately with the fighters discussing their interest in running it at an upcoming UFC event in England. Although there was some speculation that Usman might be delayed by a hand injury or surgery, the original timeframe for the fight has remained.
Now, Edwards and Usman will get their wish with the welterweight title fight now scheduled for London on March 18.