UFC 286 Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman Live Score, Updates Live Sports News

UFC 286 Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman Live Score, Updates

Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards will settle their rivalry in a highly anticipated trilogy fight showdown in London on Sunday morning.

More than seven years since Usman first submitted the Englishman in 2015, the welterweight title hangs in the balance as they step into the Octagon to square off for the final time on Sunday.

This is Edwards’ first defense of the title he took from Usman last year.

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UFC knockout artist and interim lightweight champion Just Gaethje is also back in the Octagon.

The hit card got off to an explosive start with four stoppages in the opening fights.

Freak recovers from sickening contortion to win

Muhammad Mokaev somehow escaped a knee bend lock to beat Jafel Filho by submission himself.

The flyweight looked in all sorts of trouble in the third and final round as his leg twisted into a knee bar, The sun reports.

But the former amateur world champion refused to tap out and eventually got back on his feet.

And Mokaev will be glad he did too as he was able to take Filho down and secure a rear naked choke.

Filho couldn’t free himself and was forced to retire, securing Mokaev a remarkable win.

The Russian-born, Manchester-raised prospect was barely able to walk as he hobbled to his feet to celebrate his tenth professional victory.

Mokaev said: “To be honest, I have to finish.

“It’s my fourth fight in 12 months. I’m 22, I’ll be ranked number ten after this fight, after Jon Jones, who else does that?”

He said he knew his knee “creaked” when he got stuck in the knee bar.

UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall – working for BT Box Office – is full of praise for the resilient Mokaev.

Aspinall said: “What did I say about the mentality of this man? This man is different from the others.

“The things that this guy has been through in his personal life, the guy has been through so much adversity.

“The guy is not going to give up with something like this.

“His mental strength, his physical strength, 95% of people at least, 99% would definitely have exploited this technique.”

The rest of the world was equally amazed.

UFC commentator Zac Pacleb wrote on Twitter: Good God how the hell did Mokaev survive this?

Full Fight Card — UFC 286

Main Event Card

Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman

Justin Gaethje vs. Raphael Fiziev

Gunnar Nelson vs. Bryan Barberena

Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O’Neill

Marvin Vettori vs. Roman Dolidze

Preliminary map

Jack Shore vs. American week

Chris Duncan defeats Omar Morales via SD (29-28 x 2, 27-30)

Sam Patterson defeated by Yanal Ashmoz via TKO in the first round

Muhammad Mokaev defeats Jafel Filho by submission in the third round

First preliminaries

Lerone Murphy defeats Gabriel Santos by split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)

Christian Leroy Duncan defeats Dusko Todorovic via TKO (injury) in the first round

Malcolm Gordon defeats Jake Hadley via TKO in the first round

Joanne Wood defeats Luana Carolina via SD (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)

Jai Herbert drew with Ludovit Klein (29-27, 28-28 x 2)

Juliana Miller defeated by Veronica Macedo via UD (30-27 x 3)

– with foxsports.com.au

UFC 286 Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman Live Score, Updates

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