Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman Odds, Date, How to Watch, and Predictions for UFC 286

Leon Edwards faces Kamaru Usman for a third time at UFC 286 this weekend. Johnny Covers takes you through the odds and shares his prediction for the bout. Read on to find out more about this highly anticipated UFC 286 main event.
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Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman Odds, Date, How to Watch, and Predictions for UFC 286

When Leon Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman to win the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 278, the entire world was stunned. To triumph, the native of Birmingham fought the odds, the skeptics, and Usman's offense. He now seeks to demonstrate his ability to retain the belt.

When Edwards faces Usman to defend his welterweight title at UFC 286 on March 18, he returns home to do so as the trilogy goes off at London's O2 Arena.

Let’s take a look at the details and how things might play out across the pond.

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Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

When: March 18, 2023,

Time: 5:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM PST

Where: O2 Arena (ENG), London, England

Where to Watch: ESPN+ PPV

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Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman Odds

When this trilogy was announced, the betting market opened up with Usman listed as a -350 favorite to regain his title, with Edwards at +285 to defend it. As the market has evolved in the time since, Edwards has seen the bulk of the heavy action, currently down to +200 across the board. For those still looking to back Usman, the price of -240 is widely available to get down on. 

Leon Edwards+200
Kamaru Usman-240

Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman Prediction

Leon Edwards (20-3-0)

Edwards, a former welterweight champion of BAMMA, signed on with the UFC in 2014. Edwards is 12-1 with one no-contest during his run through the UFC, which includes his victory over Usman. In the dramatic win, he successfully executed a head kick that brought Usman to the ground at UFC 278.

At UFC 286, lucky number 13 in the UFC awaits Edwards, who is confident he can get the job done once again. 

Kamaru Usman (20-2-0)

Usman, the Ultimate Fighter 21 champion in 2015, won nine straight matches and then defeated Tyron Woodley to claim the welterweight championship of the UFC in 2019. Five times, he successfully defended the title, with his final before Edwards being an encounter in 2021 with a rematch with Colby Covington.

Coming into this one, revenge is fresh on his mind as he heads into hostile territory to try and get his belt back from Edwards. The former No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, Usman, is in desperate need of a win here if he hopes to re-claim that spot in 2023 or beyond. 

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Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman Pick

While many that cover the sport think Usman is a lock to get his title back, I’m not sure. In that fifth round KO back in August, Edwards was competitive throughout the fight, and as Usman approaches 40, I’ve seen his game progressively slow down. 

In what I have as a coin flip, I’ll gladly take the value on Edwards to get it done again. 

Pick: Leon Edwards (+205) Bet $100 to collect $305 DraftKings has the best odds; click here to bet

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Johnny has been covering the sports betting markets and handicapping games for the better part of the past decade. Along the way, he has written for publications such as All-In Magazine, Blitz Predict, FantasyPros, Betting Pros, Sportsbook Review, and most recently, OddsChecker. In addition to giving out picks on Twitter, Johnny is the host of the podcast The Daily Sports Bet -- a 10 minute or less listen with actionable insights and no fluff or BS. Starting the podcast in June, he closed out 2021 up 26 units with a winning percentage of 55%.

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