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Leon Edwards, UFC 278 official weigh-in Credit: Eddie Law/Cageside Press

The U.K. is finally getting a PPV event topped by a British star with UFC 286 this Saturday, going down at the O2 Arena where Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman meet for a third time.

Their oft-forgotten first meeting in 2015 saw Usman go a full three rounds against “Rocky,” earning a unanimous decision win. Neither man had lost since that fight until their second meeting at UFC 278 last August, when Edwards landed a head kick in the final round of a fight he had been losing to that point to capture welterweight gold.

Now, Kamaru Usman looks to storm London and reclaim his title, while Edwards no doubt hopes to underscore that the pair’s second fight was an off-night for him, until that final minute anyhow.

In the co-main event at UFC 286, ranked lightweights Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev collide — and we do mean collide. Both men posses powerful kicks, have explosive hands, and are known for violent encounters. The winner of a clear candidate for Fight of the Night on paper can expect to jump right into the title mix, where Gaethje has found himself before— though it would be new territory for Fiziev.

Ahead of the PPV event in London, all fighters will hit the scale Friday for the official UFC 286 weigh-ins. Cageside Press will be on the scene to bring you all the results; the weigh-ins kick off at 5AM.

UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3 Weigh-In Results

Welterweight: Leon Edwards (c) () vs. Kamaru Usman () — for the UFC welterweight championship
Lightweight: Justin Gaethje () vs. Rafael Fiziev ()
Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson () vs. Bryan Barberena ()
Women’s Flyweight: Jennifer Maia () vs. Casey O’Neill ()
Middleweight: Marvin Vettori () vs. Roman Dolidze ()

Preliminary card

Featherweight: Jack Shore () vs. Makwan Amirkhani ()
Lightweight: Chris Duncan () vs. Omar Morales ()
Lightweight: Sam Patterson () vs. Yanal Ashmoz ()
Flyweight: Muhammad Mokaev () vs. Jafel Filho ()

Early preliminary card

Featherweight: Lerone Murphy () vs. Gabriel Santos ()
Middleweight: Christian Leroy Duncan () vs. Duško Todorović ()
Flyweight: Malcolm Gordon () vs. Jake Hadley ()
Women’s Flyweight: Joanne Wood () vs. Luana Carolina ()
Lightweight: Jai Herbert () vs. Ľudovít Klein ()
Women’s Flyweight: Juliana Miller () vs. Veronica Macedo ()

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