Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards will settle their rivalry in a highly-anticipated trilogy struggle showdown in London on Sunday morning.
Greater than seven years since Usman first submitted the Englishman in 2015, the welterweight title is on the road after they step into the Octagon to face one another for the ultimate time on Sunday.
It’s Edwards’ first defence of the title he took from Usman final 12 months.
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UFC knockout artist and interim light-weight champion Simply Gaethje can also be again within the Octagon.
The blockbuster card obtained off to an explosive begin with 4 stoppage finishes within the early fights.
Freak recovers from sickening contortion to win
Muhammad Mokaev someway escaped a knee-bending lock to beat Jafel Filho by submission himself.
The flyweight seemed in all types of bother within the third and remaining spherical as his leg was twisted in a knee bar, The Solar reviews.
However the former beginner world champion refused to faucet out and finally obtained again to his ft.
And Mokaev will likely be glad he did too as he managed to take Filho down and safe a rear bare choke.
Filho was unable to interrupt free and was compelled to faucet out, securing Mokaev a exceptional turnaround victory.
The Russian-born Manchester-raised prospect was left barely in a position to stroll as he hobbled to his ft in celebration of his tenth professional win.
Mokaev stated: “To be sincere, I would like to complete.
“That is my fourth struggle in 12 months. I’m 22-years-old, I will likely be ranked quantity ten after this struggle, after Jon Jones, who else is doing this?”
He stated he knew his knee was “cracking” when trapped within the knee bar.
UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall – working for BT Field Workplace – was stuffed with reward for the resilient Mokaev.
Aspinall stated: “What did I say about this man’s mentality? This man is completely different to the remainder.
“The stuff that this man’s been by in his private life, the man has been by a lot adversity.
“The man shouldn’t be going to surrender with one thing like that.
“His psychological energy, his bodily energy, 95 per cent of individuals not less than, 99 per cent would have undoubtedly tapped to that method.”
The remainder of the world was simply as astounded.
UFC commentator Zac Pacleb wrote on Twitter: Good god how on earth did Mokaev survive this?”
Full struggle card — UFC 286
Most important occasion card
Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman
Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev
Gunnar Nelson vs. Bryan Barberena
Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O’Neill
Marvin Vettori vs. Roman Dolidze
Jack Shore vs. Makwan Amirkhani
Chris Duncan def Omar Morales by way of SD (29-28 x 2, 27-30)
Sam Patterson def by Yanal Ashmoz by way of TKO in Spherical One
Muhammad Mokaev def Jafel Filho by way of submission in Spherical Three
Lerone Murphy def Gabriel Santos by way of break up choice (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
Christian Leroy Duncan def Dusko Todorovic by way of TKO (harm) in Spherical One
Malcolm Gordon def by Jake Hadley by way of TKO in Spherical One
Joanne Wooden def Luana Carolina by way of SD (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Jai Herbert drew with Ludovit Klein (29-27, 28-28 x 2)
Juliana Miller def by Veronica Macedo by way of UD (30-27 x 3)
— with foxsports.com.au