Usman, Edwards Trilogy Set For March 18

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Leon Edwards will defend his  welterweight title against Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 in the O2 Arena in London on March 18.

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UFC President Dana White announced this on Sunday stating that Edwards defeated Usman for the belt at UFC 278 last August after delivering a fifth-round head kick for a knockout, setting up their upcoming trilogy fight.

The two first faced off in December 2015 where Usman won via unanimous decision.

The UFC 286 co-main event will feature Justin Gaethje fighting Rafael Fiziev in a lightweight fight.

This fight will be a homecoming for the 31-year-old Edwards, who moved to England at the age of nine and fights out of Birmingham. For his professional career, he sports a 20-3 record with one no-contest. He has seven knockouts and three submission victories. Edwards is unbeaten in 11 straight fights dating back to that loss to Usman eight years ago.

The 35-year-old came into the UFC by winning The Ultimate Fighter 21 in 2015.

ESPN has Usman ranked No. 3 and Edwards ranked No. 7 on its pound-for-pound MMA list.

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