UFC 286 live stream: How to watch Edwards vs Usman 3 online right now, match card, results

(L, R) Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman (seen here at their last fight) will complete their trilogy at the UFC 286 live stream.
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It is time to watch the UFC 286 live stream online, as the card is on — and we've got early results below. The event, which is headlined by Edwards vs Usman 3, is airing much earlier than normal for all, as it is broadcasting live from the O2 Arena in London.

UFC 286 time and date

Date and Time: UFC 286 is today (Saturday, March 18)
UFC 286 main card:
The main card starts at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. GMT / 8 a.m. AEDT
Early prelims begin four and a half hours earlier, at 12:30 p.m. ET, main prelims are at 3 p.m. ET.
UFC 286 main event time: Ring-walks are estimated for 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT / 11 p.m. GMT / 10 a.m. AEDT — but they could always go on earlier.
Watch in the US — ESPN Plus
Watch in the UK — BT Sport Box Office

In the main event title match, which was announced this past January, Leon Edwards will be defending his Welterweight Championship against Kamaru Usman. This third match in their trilogy follows Edwards taking the title off of Usman last August with a kick to the head in the fifth round. 

The trilogy dates all the way back to 2015, when Usman won via unanimous decision. Edwards is the hometown lad, fighting out of Birmingham. 

UFC 286's co-main event is a lightweight scrap between Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev. 

And for the odds: Usman, the challenger, is the favorite at -240 (wager $240 to win $100) over Edwards the champ (+200 — wager $100 to win $200) according to DraftKings. Fiziev (-230) and Gaethje (+195) have slightly tighter odds.

Here's everything you need to know about UFC 286 live streams:

UFC 286 live streams: Get the PPV and a whole year of ESPN Plus

You're going to need ESPN Plus to watch UFC 286 live streams — and all the upcoming numbered UFC PPVs — so let's talk about the best deal to make this happen. 

You can get UFC 286 plus a year of ESPN Plus for $124.98, which is savings of $55 (ESPN Plus costs $99.99 per year and UFC 286 costs $79.99). This is one way to avoid that $5 price hike for UFC PPVs, which used to cost $74.99, at least for this fight.

The main prelim fights are on ESPNews and ESPN Plus, so those who haven't subscribed to the former yet can get a taste of it all for themselves, before forking out the cash. 

ESPNews is available on most cable packages, as well as two of the best streaming services: namely Sling TV Orange with Sports Extra and FuboTV with the $8 per month fubo Extra package.

UFC 286 Early Prelim fights start at 5:30 p.m. ET on UFC FightPass, which is $9.99 per month.

ESPN Plus for UFC 286save $55 by getting UFC 286 and the annual ESPN Plus subscription for $124.98.

You're gonna need ESPN Plus for UFC 286. While UFC 286 live streams cost $79.99 (on top of ESPN Plus), new subscribers and those on current monthly plans can save $55 by getting UFC 286 and the annual ESPN Plus subscription for $124.98. That subscription will renew at $99.99 for your second year.

Sling TV:

Sling TV: ESPNews is available with the Sling TV Orange package when you add on the Sports Extra tier. This also gets you the ESPN2, MotorTrend, TNT and many more channels.


Fubo.TV is another great choice for cord-cutters. With the Pro Plan ($75 per month) and fubo Extra ($8 per month) you get ESPNews, and over 120 channels, including local broadcast networks NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox as well as top cable brands like AMC, E!, HGTV, FX, ESPN, SyFy and Paramount Network. 

How to watch UFC 286 in the UK and Australia

UFC 286 is, since it's being hosted there, at the rare good time for those in the U.K., and a very early time of day down under. 

In the U.K., you'll likely start Edwards vs. Usman at approximately 11 p.m. GMT. It's live on BT Sport Box Office, where it costs £19.95. Prelims are on UFC Fight Pass.

Just a heads up, though, the UFC 286 live stream is not available via a web browser, but through apps on Now TV devices, PlayStations, Xbox, Apple TV and some Smart TVs.

In Australia, UFC 286 is live on Sunday at 9 a.m. AEDT on Kayo, where it costs AU$54.95.

How to watch UFC 286 live streams in Canada

Our neighbors in the great white north will watch the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims are on TSN and RDS. UFC 286's main card is available on various providers, including BELL and Rogers.

UFC 286 fight card

Early prelims (12:30 p.m. ET) on UFC FightPass

  • Lerone Murphy def. Gabriel Santos via decision - Featherweight
  • Christian Leroy Duncan def. Duško Todorović via Round 1 KO/TKO - Middleweight
  • Jake Hadley def. Malcolm Gordon via Round 1 KO/TKO - Catchweight (129.5 lb)
  • Joanne Wood def. Luana Carolina via decision - Women's Flyweight
  • Jai Herbert vs. Ľudovít Klein was a draw - Lightweight
  • Veronica Hardy def. Juliana Miller via decision  - Women's Flyweight

Prelims (3p.m. ET) on ESPN Plus and ESPN

  • Jack Shore vs. Makwan Amirkhani - Featherweight
  • Chris Duncan vs. Omar Morales - Lightweight
  • Sam Patterson vs. Yanal Ashmoz - Lightweight
  • Muhammad Mokaev vs. Jafel Filho - Flyweight

Main Card (5 p.m. ET) on ESPN Plus

  • Leon Edwards (c) vs. Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship
  • Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev - Lightweight
  • Gunnar Nelson  vs. Bryan Barberena - Welterweight
  • Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O'Neill - Women's Flyweight
  • Marvin Vettori vs. Roman Dolidze - Middleweight

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