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UFC 286 Results: Kamaru Usman Loses Again, Gaethje Brings Violence

By: Debadrita Ghosh Image credit: UFC

UFC 286 stayed true to its hype and presented some great fights for the fans. With Edwards vs. Usman trilogy and Gaethje vs. Fiziev as the main and co-main events, the entire arena was jam-packed.

Marvin Vettori earned a unanimous winning decision against Roman Dolidze (29-28, 29-28, 30-27). Although Dolidze landed bigger single shots, Vettori outnumbered the strikes with more kicking outputs.

Jennifer Maia beats Casey O’Neill via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28). Maia used her movements to keep her range and landed some clean hands whenever Casey tried moving forward.

Although Barberena went for Nelson's legs at first, it didn't stop the latter from moving forward, showcasing his grappling skills, and ending the fight in the first round with an armbar.

 When Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev squared off in the co-main event, the former prevailed by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28), as violence followed Gaethje's name.

Fiziev initiated the brawl and also landed some clean hands on Gaethje, but the latter returned with some clean hooks that bruised Fiziev's eye, which later worsened as the fight went on.

Leon Edwards retained his title and defeated Kamaru Usman by majority decision (48-46, 48-46,47-47) in the main event. Usman initially attempted takedowns, which Edwards successfully blocked.

Although Edwards lost a point in the 3rd round for grabbing the fence, he covered well later as Usman also reduced his takedown attempts, which helped Edwards land some clean kicks.

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