UFC 286 PPV will be UFC’s third International PPV in 2023. The event will take place at The O2 Arena in London, UK, on March 18, 2023. This will be the first PPV to take place in UK since UFC 204 in October 2016.
- Date: March 18, 2023
- Start Time: 1:00 PM EST
- Location: The O2 Arena, London, England, UK
On December 7, 2022, UFC officially announced UFC 286 event to take place in London.
Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman will fight in the main event of UFC 286, as confirmed by Dana White during UFC Vegas 67 post-fight press conference. This will be their trilogy bout with Edward’s Welterweight Championship on the line. Edwards won the title from Usman at UFC 278.
On January 14, 2023, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev bout for this event. The bout was later confirmed as the co-main event by Dana White.
On December 15, 2022, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported Marvin Vettori and Roman Dolidze will fight in a middleweight bout.
On December 17, 2022, Ag.Fight reported a women’s flyweight bout between Joanne Wood and Luana Carolina.
On December 23, 2022, MMA Reporter Aaron Bronsteter reported a bout between Jake Hadley and Malcolm Gordon.
On December 31, 2022, Christian Leroy Duncan announced that he has signed with UFC and will compete on London card. Later, on January 20, 2023, The Serbian Gradske reported that
On January 5, 2023, Dama De Ferro Twitter Handle revealed a flyweight bout between Jennifer Maia and Casey O’Neill. The bout was later confirmed by MMA Island.
MMA Reporter Al Zullino reported on January 6, 2023, that Lerone Murphy will face Nathaniel Wood in a featherweight bout at UFC 286.
On January 6, 2023, Eurosport’s Marcel Dorff revealed about a lightweight bout between Jai Herbert and Ľudovít Klein.
On January 10, 2023, Daniel Rodriguez announced via an Instagram story that he will fight Gunnar Nelson at the event.
One January 11, 2023, Combat Sports UK reported that Chris Duncan will make his UFC debut against Michal Figlak at London card. Two days later, Duncan later revealed that Figlak is out of the bout now.
On January 16, 2023, ESPN reported Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafel Filho bout for this event. This will be Filho’s UFC debut.
On January 20, 2023, Alex Behunin reported Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani bout for this event.
On January 22, 2023, Eurosport’s Marcel Dorff reported that a clash of two lightweight debutants in Sam Patterson and Yanal Ashmoz.
Main Event: Leon Edwards(c) vs Kamaru Usman 3 – UFC Welterweight Championship bout
Jake Hadley vs. Malcolm Gordon flyweight bout
Christian Leroy Duncan vs. Duško Todorović – Middleweight bout
Jai Herbert vs Ľudovít Klein Lightweight bout
Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani – Featherweight Bout
Jafel Filho vs Muhammad Mokaev – Flyweight Bout