UFC London Tournament Officially Announced

UFC London Tournament Officially Announced

The strongest league in the world will return to the UK next year with the UFC 286 numbered tournament, which will be held on March 18 at The O2 in London, as officially announced by representatives of the organization.

None of the British event’s fights have been announced, but the main event is speculated to be a welterweight title rematch and the trilogy’s final matchup between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman.

The O2 hosted two UFC shows this year, UFC Fight Night 204 in March and UFC Fight Night 208 in July, which created a huge buzz among British fans.

The last numbered UFC event in the UK was in October 2016 when Michael Bisping successfully defended the middleweight championship against Dan Henderson at UFC 204 in Manchester, and the last UFC numbered show in London dates back to October 2010 when Bisping in the main event of UFC 120 defeated Yoshihiro Akiyama.

On August 20 at UFC 278 in Salt Lake City, Leon Edwards shocked the world of mixed martial arts by knocking out current UFC champion Kamaru Usman, who had won the fight 56 ​​seconds before the end of the title fight, with a kick to the head.

Thus, the British fighter avenged the defeat of seven years ago, when he lost to the Nigerian by unanimous decision after three rounds.

Source: https://fighttime.ru/news/item/30204-turnir-ufc-v-londone-anonsirovan-ofitsialno.html?rand=19907