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Sunday, Jan 15, 2023

UFC Announces Edwards vs. Usman III, Gaethje vs. Fiziev

Leon Edwards (image via UFC/YouTube)

By FCF Staff

As expected would be the case, the UFC has confirmed that former welterweight champ, Kamaru Usman, will face current champ, Leon Edwards, next. In addition, the promotion has announced a bout between lightweight contenders, Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev.

On Saturday, the UFC announced that the fights will be part of the promotion’s March 18th card in London, England. Edwards – Usman III will serve as the headliner for UFC 286.

Edwards (20-3) avenged his 2015, decision loss to Usman (20-2) this past August, by knocking him out in the fifth round.

Gaethje (23-4) is looking to get back on track, as he was submitted by Charles Oliveira in his last bout, which took place in May, 2022.

Fiziev (12-1) is coming off a fifth round, KO win over Rafael dos Anjos in August.

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posted by FCF Staff @ 12:25 pm
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