UFC 286 Odds, Tips & Predictions for Usman vs Edwards 3
08/20/2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, United States; Kamaru Usman (red gloves) fights Leon Edwards (blue gloves) at UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
- Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards will face off for the third time at UFC 286
- Leon Edwards has won ten fights in a row
- Check out all the odds and our best bets for UFC 286: Usman vs Edwards 3 below
Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman will face off at UFC 286 for the third time. Welterweight has been dominated by Usman in recent years, but Edwards shocked the world when he headbutted Usman last summer. Get all your bets in early as UFC 286: Usman vs. Edwards 3 promises to be another thrilling encounter between two of the best welterweights in the world.
UFC 286: Usman vs Edwards 3 kicks off on Saturday March 18 at 02 Arena in London, England. Catch all the action from 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, while the main card airs at 5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+ pay-per-view. Discover all the odds and our best bets for UFC 286: Usman vs Edwards 3 below!
UFC 286: Usman vs. Edwards 3
Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards travels to London as a +200 underdog for his first title defense at UFC 286, while Kamaru Usman competes as a -240 favorite. While American Justin Gaethje is also a +200 underdog in the co-main event, Rafael Fiziev is a -240 favorite. Further down the map, Gunnar Nelson is a -360 favorite over Bryan Barberena, who comes in as a +295 underdog.
Odds as of March 17th at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Usman vs Edwards 3 Odds & Predictions
Kamaru Usman is without a doubt one of the most dominant UFC champions in history. Before his stunning defeat in August, Usman had not been defeated since 2013. The “Nigerian Nightmare” has defeated some of the biggest welterweights in UFC history in dominant fashion. Usman thrashed Demian Maia, Rafael Dos Anjos, Tyron Woodley, Colby Covington (x2) and Jorge Masvidal (x2) along the way.
Usman is known for his relentless wrestling and ground and pound, but he’s also developed a powerful punching game in recent years. Unfortunately for Usman fans, he was caught with a devastating headbutt at UFC 278.
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On the other hand, welterweight Leon Edwards has been quietly working his way up the ranks. Edwards hasn’t lost a fight since 2015, overpowering some tough opponents including Rafael dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone and Nate Diaz. The headbutt, which was heard around the world, was merely showing the world his talent.
This fight promises to be a fight of two very different styles. Usman will try to use his wrestling to control Edwards and wear him down with his ground and pound. Edwards, on the other hand, will try to keep the fight going and use his superior punch to once again tear Usman apart from distance.
While Edwards shocked the world with his win over Usman last summer, it’s hard to see him pull off the surprise again. Usman has improved tremendously in his flashy game and his ever-suffocating wrestling will be on full display at UFC 286. Unless Edwards can catch Usman with another stunning headbutt, it’s hard to imagine him winning this fight. Bet on Kamaru Usman to reclaim his title at UFC 286.
UFC 286: Usman vs Edwards 3 tips: Kamaru Usman wins (-240), Kamaru Usman wins by KO/TKO (+350), Kamaru Usman finishes the fight in the 4th round (+2200)
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Gaethje vs Fiziev Odds & Predictions
UFC fans are in for a treat as the co-main event of UFC 286 features an exciting lightweight matchup between Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev. Gaethje is known for his aggressive and powerful kicks, while Fiziev is a skilled Muay Thai fighter with a very dangerous punching game.
Gaethje suffered an ugly submission loss to former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira. The American looked shockingly sluggish at UFC 274 and was clearly second in the cage that night. Fiziev, on the other hand, has had six straight wins since his UFC debut in April 2019. The Kyrgyzstan-born fighter defeated Rafael Dos Anjos with a nasty left hook in his last appearance in the octagon.
This fight promises to be a hard-hitting match between two of the best in the world. While these two fighters are known for their stand-up games, Fiziev’s punching power is on another level. Throw his Muay Thai highlights on Youtube and see how talented “Ataman” really is. Count on Fiziev to win this fight in spectacular fashion.
UFC 286 Co-Main Event Pick: Rafael Fiziev Wins (-240), Rafael Fiziev Wins by KO/TKO (+150)
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