LONDON – The UFC 286 pre-fight news conference took place Thursday, and the title fighters atop the card fielded questions from the media.
At the conclusion of the festivities, the two got face to face for a staredown ahead of the one they’ll have Friday at the weigh-ins. Welterweight champion Leon Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) puts his title on the line for the first time against former champ Kamaru Usman (20-2 MMA, 15-1 UFC), whom he knocked out with a dramatic fifth-round head kick this past August. Their fight is a trilogy and is knotted at 1-1 – but this time, the stakes are their highest yet.
Check out their latest faceoff in the video above.
UFC 286 takes place Saturday at The O2 in London. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and early prelims on ESPN+.
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