THE stars were out in full force as the UFC returned to London for a massive pay-per-view title fight.
Britain’s Leon Edwards defends his welterweight belt in an immediate rematch against Kamaru Usman just six months after his head kick knockout.Tom Holland is seen in attendance during the UFC 286[/caption] Actor Jason Statham watches on from the O2 Arena[/caption] Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan during UFC 286[/caption] Anya Taylor-Joy, left with, Miles Teller and wife Keleigh[/caption]
The UFC came back to England for their first PPV since Michael Bisping’s 2016 win over Dan Henderson.
And the stars came out in force for the occasion, with names from the Hollywood and sports world in attendance.
Actors Jason Statham, Tom Holland, Miles Teller and Jared Leto were all spotted cageside enjoying themselves.
So too was snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan and YouTuber-turned boxer KSI.
UFC superstar Conor McGregor announced he would make a shock appearance – but ultimately no-showed.
UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall was on punditry duty for BT Box Office and urged champion Edwards to soak it all in.
He said: “I’d just tell him to take it in and enjoy it. You don’t get many of these opportunities.
“It’s a big deal to main event in your home country, it’s massive.
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“And to have your home fans on your side, you might [only] get two, three or four chances to do it in your whole career.
“So go out there and enjoy, the same as you do every fight. It’s no different to any of your other fights. Take it for what it is, it’s just a fight.
“Everyone is there who you love, so try and enjoy this time. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself and enjoy it.”UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall in the crowd during UFC 286[/caption]