The return of “The Highlight” looks set for UFC 286 in London, England, this March.
Justin Gaethje (23-4), former UFC interim lightweight champion and WSOF champion, will face Rafael Fiziev (12-1) in an event on March 18, 2023.
Gathjeeng Saturday booking confirmationAccording to initial reports by ESPN, though the tournament has not yet officially ended. But it seems that everything will end well.
UFC 286 is expected to have Leon Edwards defend his welterweight title. Although no official announcement has been made yet, Edwards has stated that Kamaru Usman will be attending their trilogy’s rubber race at the set of cards for the O2 Arena.
Usman and Gaethje were teammates at Elevation in Colorado under head coach Trevor Wittman, featured on the London day.
Last bout in a failed bid to claim gold against Charles Oliveira, Gaethje will fight for the first time in 11 months at the event. 10 UFC fights to date One of the toughest competitors to ever compete in mixed martial arts has a record of 6-4, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Two of those losses were against the current champion. and twice with past/future champions (Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier, who will later win interim gold).
Gaethje has earned 10 post-fight bonuses and 2 Fight of the Year awards since joining the promotion in 2017.
Fiziev is unbeaten since his promotion debut in 2019, and that remains his only career loss, winning six straight, finishing three of those bouts, most recently stopping Rafael dos Anjo. Former Lightweight Champion
until now The following matches are reported for UFC 286 on March 18, 2023 at the O2 Arena in London, England:
- Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev
- Marvin Valtori vs. Roman Dolidze
- Nathaniel Wood vs. Leron Murphy
- Joanne Wood and Luana Carolina
- Malcolm Gordon vs. Jake Hadley
- Jennifer Maia with Casey O’Neill
- Jai Herbert vs. Udovit Kline
- Daniel Rodriguez vs Gunnar Nelson
- Chris Duncan vs Michal Figlak
- Veronica Macedo and Juliana Miller