UFC 286 Weigh-in Results: Title Fight Set; 1 Fighter Heavy
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to London and brings with it a highly anticipated championship rubber match between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman.
Edwards and Usman both made championship weight by weighing 170 pounds on the dot ahead of UFC 286. The only miss on the 15-fight card was by Malcolm Gordon, who came in 3.5 pounds over the flyweight limit. As a result, Gordon has been fined 30% of his purse and his fight against Jake Hadley will move forward. In a surprise to both headliners, former title challenger Colby Covington hit the scales during the proceedings to serve as the alternate, checking in at 170 pounds even.
In the pair's second fight, Usman (20-2) was seemingly in control until a shocking head kick sent "The Nigerian Nightmare" into dreamland. Now champion, Edwards (20-3, 1 NC) is getting to have their trilogy battle on home soil. The shocking title win capped off an incredible stretch for "Rocky" that has seen him go undefeated since 2015 ? and the last person to beat him was Usman, who did so by unanimous decision.
Usman will be looking to regain the title and show that the knockout loss was an aberration. Prior to the defeat, Usman hadn't lost since 2013, and maintained a perfect 15-0 record inside the Octagon. Since winning the belt from Tyron Woodley, Usman had successfully made defenses against Covington and Jorge Masvidal twice, plus Gilbert Burns.
UFC 286 prelims begin early on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+, then continue on ESPN2 and ESPN+ at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT. The pay-per-view portion then kicks off at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.
UFC 286 Weigh-in Results:Leon Edwards (170) vs. Kamaru Usman (170)
Rafael Fiziev (156) vs. Justin Gaethje (156)
Bryan Barberena (171) vs. Gunnar Nelson (170)
Jennifer Maia (125) vs. Casey O'Neill (125)
Roman Dolidze (186) vs. Marvin Vettori (185.5)
Makwan Amirkhani (146) vs. Jack Shore (146)
Chris Duncan (156) vs. Omar Morales (156)
Yanal Ashmoz (155) vs. Sam Patterson (155.5)
Jafel Filho (125.5) vs. Muhammad Mokaev (126)
Lerone Murphy (145.5) vs. Gabriel Santos (145.5)
Christian Leroy Duncan (185.5) vs. Dusko Todorovic (186)
Malcolm Gordon (129.5)* vs. Jake Hadley (126)
Luana Carolina (126) vs. Joanne Wood (126)
Jai Herbert (156) vs. Ludovit Klein (156)
Veronica Macedo (125.5) vs. Juliana Miller (125.5)
Colby Covington (170)**
* Gordon missed weight by 3.5 pounds and has been fined 30% of his purse.
** Covington weighed in as a backup.
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