UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3 Result and Post-Fight Analysis

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The UFC made its return to London on Saturday night, bringing British welterweight champion Leon Edwards home to defend his title in an immediate rematch against former champion Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 286. The fight was the third in a trilogy and will likely be the last between the two.

Find below a complete list of main card results for the night and post-fight analysis of the main event fight.

Main Event: Leon Edwards defeats Kamaru Usman by majority decision (48-46, 48-46, 47-47)

All five rounds of the fight were jam packed with action as the welterweight rivals both landed a number of good shots. Edwards was able to tag Usman with loads of kicks and Usman relentlessly pressured behind his hands. Neither really gained a huge advantage but when the scores were added up Edwards emerged with a majority decision victory to retain his title.

The fight will go down as a classic, where Edwards had to go through an all-time great to secure arguably the biggest win of his career.

Other Main Card Results

Veronica Hardy defeats Juliana Miller by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jai Herbert and Ludovit Klein fight to a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)

Joanne Wood defeats Luana Carolina by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

Jake Hadley defeats Malcolm Gordon by TKO (strikes) at 1:01 of Round 1

Christian Leroy Duncan defeats Dusko Todorovic by TKO (injury) at 1:52 of Round 1

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

Muhammad Mokaev defeats Jafel Filho by submission at 4:32 of Round 3

Yanal Ashmouz defeats Sam Patterson by KO (strikes) at 1:15 of Round 1

Chris Duncan defeats Omar Morales by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

Jack Shore defeats Makwan Amirkhani by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:27 of Round 2

Marvin Vettori defeats Roman Dolidze by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Jennifer Maia defeats Casey O’Neill by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Gunnar Nelson defeats Bryan Barberena by submission (armbar) at 4:51 of Round 1

Justin Gaethje defeats Rafael Fiziev by majority decision (29-28, 29-28,. 28-28)

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