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UFC 286: Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman 03/18/2023 Preview, Picks, and Betting Predictions

UFC 286: Edwards vs Usman 03/18/2023 – This week’s UFC main event is all set to be an exciting Welterweight Division battle between two top well-trained fighters. Leon Edwards will go up against Kamaru Usman at the UFC Fight Night 286. This is one of the most anticipated fights between two top fighters. Both fighters are holding similar records and this is one of the most important fights of their career.

The event will take place at the O2 Arena in London, England. The betting lines are open with all the details and the latest UFC betting trends for this exciting fight. This is one of the most-awaited battles at the UFC 286. The UFC co-main event will take place between Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev as they square off under the Lightweight Division.

UFC 286: Edwards vs Usman 03/18/2023

When: Saturday, March 18, 4:00 PM ET
Where: O2 Arena, London, England
TV: ESPN+ (US); BT Sport (UK)
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 286: Edwards vs Usman 03/18/2023 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Leon Edwards +210 Kamaru Usman -225

Main Card

Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards is known as “Rocky” in the ring and he continues to be a threat to most of his opponents. Edwards is holding a 20-3-0 record with one NC. The 31-year-old fighter has a two-inch height advantage in this battle. Edwards is a tough fighter with a decent win/loss ratio. Edwards is also landing 2.59 significant strikes per minute with a striking accuracy of 50 percent.
Despite his skill, Edwards has been predicted as the underdog in this fight. Edwards seems to be lacking in the wrestling department since he is closing in with 33 percent of his attempts. Edwards knockout out Usman at the UFC 278 and this will be the third time these top fighters will enter the ring for an exciting face-off.

Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman won the first meeting against Leon Edwards back in 2015. However, his knockout loss came as a shocker to many. Usman is known as “The Nigerian Nightmare” and he has a solid 20-2-0 record. Kamaru Usman has been the crowd favorite and is keen on winning this battle to get his revenge against Edwards.

Usman might have a two-inch disadvantage in height but he has a two-inch advantage in reach. Usman is also landing a solid 4.55 significant strikes per minute with a striking accuracy of 53 percent. When it comes to wrestling, Usman holds the upper hand once again and he is all set to take out his opponent.

Edwards vs Usman Betting Numbers

Record 18-3-0 15-1-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country United Kingdom USA
Height 6’0″ 6’0″
Weight (lbs) 169 169
Reach (in) 73″ 75″
Win by KO/TKO 35% 45%
Win by Submission 15%
Decisions 50% 50%
Strikes landed per minute 4.2 4.2
Striking accuracy 54% 54%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.6 1.6
Striking defense 57%  57%
Takedown average 3.96 3.96
Takedown accuracy 50% 50%
Takedown defense 100% 100%
Submission average 0.19 0.19

Edwards vs Usman Betting Picks

This is going to be one of the best fights as these top contenders face off once again. The best UFC betting picks are intact for Kamaru Usman to win this fight against Leon Edwards. Despite the odds on his side, this is going to be a tough battle for Usman.