Bloody Elbow fight expert, Zane Simon and his co-hort Eddie Mercado recorded for you on Saturday, March 18, 2023, with a UFC 286 breakdown: ‘Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3’ huge, action-packed 15-bolt PPV (pay-per-view) card, from the O2 Arena in London, England.
The guys have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event – plus all the results, reactions, and a plethora of details about the main map, and plenty of tidbits about all the prelims. Make sure to hit play on the show to hear what our fighting experts have to say!
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Here’s a look at what happened…
This 15-way map saw four thrilling first-round finishes, three thrilling KO/TKOs, three sweet substitutions and eight hard-fought decisions, two majority and three splits, plus one fight to a majority draw. Post-Battle BONUS Prizes Included:
POTN: Jack Hadley & Gunnar Nelson
FOTN: Justin Gaethje in return for Rafael Fiziev
UFC 286: Edwards Vs. Usman 3′ fight map, updated records and full event results —
Official ‘UFC 286’ Scorecards
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15. UFC Welterweight Championship: Leon Edwards (21-3) DEF. Kamaru Usman (20-3) — through majority decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
14. Co-Main Event – 155lbs: Justin Gaethje (24-4) DEF. Rafael Fiziev (12-2) — through majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
13. Gunnar Nelson (19-5-1) DEF. Bryan Barberena (18-10) — through submission (armbar) at 4:51 of round 1
12. Jennifer Maia (9/21/1) DEF. Casey O’Neill (9-1) — through unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
11. Marvin Vettori (19-5-1) DEF. Roman Dolidze (12-2) — through unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Zane’s Picks Van The MMA vivisection shows on Thursday, March 16:
Usman, Fiziev, Nelson, Maia, Vettori, Shore, Morales, Ashmoz, Mokaev, Murphy, Duncan, Hadley, Wood, Klein and Miller
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10.Jack Shore (17-1) DEF. Makwan Amirkhani (17-9) — through submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:27 of round 2
9. Chris Duncan (10-1) DEF. Omar Morales (11-4) — through split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
8. Yanal Ashmoz (7-0) DEF. Sam Patterson (10-2-1) — through KO (strikes) at 1:15 of round 1
7. Muhammad Mokaev (9-0) DEF. Jafel Filho (14-3) — through submission at 4:32 of round 3
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6. Lerone Murphy (12-0-1) DEF. Gabriel Santos (10-1) — through split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
5. Christian Leroy Duncan (8-0) DEF. Dusko Todorvic (12-4) — through TKO (injury) at 1:52 of round 1
4. Jake Hadley (10-1) DEF. Malcolm Gordon (14-7) — through TKO (strikes) at 1:01 of round 1
3. Joanne Wood (16-8) DEF. Luana Carolina (8-4) — through split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
2. Jai Herbert (12-4-1) & L’udovit Klein (19-4-1) — fight over one majority draws (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
1. Veronica Macedo (7-4) DEF. Juliana Miller (3-2) — through unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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