Keep updated with what’s occurring at this time with the UFC 286 PPV important card, which goes down from the O2 Enviornment in London, England.
This put up will cowl the first-three matches on the principle card, with the co-main and important occasions getting their very own posts. Prime-10 middleweights Marvin Vettori and Roman Dolidze will probably be waging battle to leap begin the PPV portion of UFC 286, adopted by top-ranked flyweights Jennifer Maia and Casey O’Neill scrapping it out. The ultimate matchup we’ll cowl right here will probably be a welterweight tilt between longtime UFC veteran, Gunnar Nelson, and the consummate overachiever in Bryan Barberena.
The early prelims start at an additional begin time of 12:30pm ET/9:30am, PT, instantly adopted by the common preliminary card. Each broadcasts will be streamed on ESPN+. The PPV important card is slated for five:00pm ET/2:00pm PT, and will be bought on ESPN+.
Most important card:
Gunnar Nelson def. Bryan Barberena by submission (armbar) at 4:51 of spherical 1: Welterweight
There was some feeling out happening right here, with Barberena utilizing his leg kick as a variety finder. As soon as they clinched up, Nelson held Barberena towards the cage with double unders till a takedown alternative introduced itself. From there, Nelson methodically labored till he noticed the prospect to spin for an armbar. Nelson went for it, cranked on it, and compelled Barberena to faucet out!
Jennifer Maia def. Casey O’Neill by unanimous determination (30-27, 29-28 x2): (W) Flyweight
Maia began the bout by working her boxing to handle the ahead progress of O’Neill. A few crosses undergo for O’Neill, however she was sporting these Maia counters on her face. Maia caught a kick and transitioned to a single leg, however O’Neill urgently fought it off to maintain issues on the ft.
The palms of Maia continued to be efficient early within the second spherical. She was throwing her punches two, three, or 4 at a time. Hardly ever did she throw only one strike. O’Neill was coming ahead, and she or he was throwing her palms too, however she wasn’t touchdown practically as a lot as Jennifer. The footwork of Maia was additionally on level. Regardless of Casey coming ahead, she was scuffling with the aspect to aspect motion of Maia. Issues did choose up a bit for O’Neill on the finish of the spherical, however it didn’t really feel like sufficient for her to win the spherical.
The identical form of tempo continued into the ultimate spherical. O’Neill marched ahead whereas Maia stayed on her bike firing counters. O’Neill was touchdown, however wasn’t having extended success. Maia would come again with some counters to disrupt Casey’s rhythm, after which dance out of the best way in order that O’Neill must chase her once more.
Marvin Vettori def. Roman Dolidze by unanimous determination (30-27, 29-28 x2): Middleweight
Vettori began attacking the legs instantly, and Dolidze was simply sort of taking it. Dolidze responded with some heavy palms that backed up Vettori, and prompted a smile from him. Vettori regrouped and returned to his leg assaults from vary. Dolidze was seeking to leap in with hooks, however needed to get by the legs kicks first. An unintentional conflict of heads introduced on a quick timeout, however the bout shortly bought again underway. Dolidze began to attach together with his overhand proper, which backed up Vettori, however didn’t forestall the previous title challenger from swinging again.
Dolidze pushed the tempo within the second spherical, shifting ahead and forcing Vettori to work. Vettori was as much as the duty, shifting backwards whereas countering his opponents with quite a lot of strikes. The punches of Dolidze weren’t fairly as tight as they have been within the opening spherical, which was making him extra hittable.
Vettori continued to work his quantity from the skin, and he wasn’t precisely hurting Dolidze per se, however he was scoring. On the opposite aspect of that coin, each time Dolidze did join, he was shifting Vettori round. The leg kicks continued to be there for Vettori, and I don’t suppose Dolidze blocked any of them.
Concerning the writer: Eddie Mercado has lined fight sports activities since 2015. He covers every thing from betting odds to dwell occasions and fighter interviews. He holds a 1-0 report in professional MMA and holds a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu. (full bio)