When is UFC 286? Date, start time, channel, live streams for Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3

After one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, Kamaru Usman is a man out for revenge. The former UFC welterweight champion is looking to reclaim his place at the top at the expense of longtime rival Leon Edwards.

The trilogy fight for Edward’s UFC welterweight title takes place on March 18 at the O2 Arena in London.

Edwards made his pro debut in 2011. A former BAMMA welterweight champion, he joined the UFC in 2014, losing to Claudio Silva. After that loss, Edwards went 12-1 with a no-contest. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and fight postponements, Edwards did not compete from August 2019 to March 2021 when he fought Belal Muhammad to a no-contest.

He returned to action in June 2021, beating the legendary Nate Diaz.

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Usman, a 2010 NCAA Division II national champion, turned pro in 2012. Usman won the Ultimate Fighter 21 in 2015, winning nine consecutive times before defeating Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title in 2019. He successfully defended the title five times, his last fight for a rematch against Colby Covington in 2021.

Here’s all the basic information you need to know to prepare for UFC 286.

Flashback to the rivalry between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman

In 2015, young savages Usman and Edwards faced each other in the octagon. Usman won via unanimous decision after scoring six takedowns. It was Usman’s UFC debut after winning in The Ultimate Fighter.

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In the rematch at UFC 278 in August 2022, Usman landed five takedowns and was in command. However, in the last minute of the fight, Edwards landed a kick in Usman’s neck to the point of his final punch, resulting in a dramatic KO victory.

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When is UFC 286: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3?

  • Date: Saturday March 18 | Sunday March 19th
  • Early FIGHT PASS Prelims: 1 p.m. ET | 6pm GMT | 5 p.m. AEDT
  • Front matter: 3 p.m. ET | 8pm GMT | 7 a.m. AEDT
  • Main card: 5 p.m. ET | 10pm GMT | 9 a.m. AEDT
  • Main event: 8 p.m. ET | 1 am GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT (approx.)

UFC 286 takes place in Game 18. The FIGHT PASS Preliminaries begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. ET. Prelims will go live at 3:00 p.m. ET and the main card will begin at 5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN + PPV. Edwards and Usman were scheduled to make their way to the Octagon around 8 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

How to watch UFC 286: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3

country Date Channel + live stream (main card)
United States Sat. March 18 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Sat. March 18 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV in UFC Fight Pass
Great Britain Sat. March 18 BT sport
Australia Sun. 19th March Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

The main card for UFC 286 is available in the US and Mexico through subscription streaming service ESPN+ for a pay-per-view cost. Past fights can be seen live on ESPN+.

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In Canada, main card pay-per-view is available on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

In the UK, the main card will be available on BT Sport, with the preliminary round on UFC Fight Pass.

In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 price: How much is UFC 286?

  • $79.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
  • $124.98 (new subscribers)

In the US, the UFC 286 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 286 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $124.98 for UFC 286 pay-per-view and an annual ESPN+ subscription that offers savings of more than 30 percent.

BT Sport Box Office charges £19.99 to access the card’s live coverage. The buy window opens on March 10th.

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product Prices
Monthly ESPN+ subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ annual subscription $99.99/year
The Disney bundle with ad-supported Hulu $13.99/month
The Disney Bundle with Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $74.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $99.98, then $69.99/year
UFC PPV and the Disney Bundle

$88.98 then $13.99/month

Click here to learn more about the different pricing and bundle options on the ESPN+ platform.

UFC 286 fight card

main card

  • Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 for the UFC Welterweight Title
  • Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev; lightweights
  • Joanne Wood vs. Luana Carolina, flyweights
  • Gunnar Nelson vs. Daniel Rodriguez, welterweights
  • Marvin Vettori vs. Roman Dolidze, middleweight
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front matter

  • Jack Shore vs. Makwan Amirkhani, Featherweights
  • Sam Patterson vs. Yanal Ashmoz; lightweights
  • Nathaniel Wood vs. Lerone Murphy; featherweights

FIGHT PASS preliminary rounds

  • Jai Herbert versus Ludovit Klein; lightweights
  • Muhammad Mokaev vs. Jafel Filho; flyweights
  • Jake Hadley vs. Malcolm Gordon; flyweights
  • Christian Duncan versus Dusko Todorovic; medium weight
  • Juliana Miller versus Veronica Macedo; flyweights
  • Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O’Neill; flyweights

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