WATCH: Lights go out at the O2 Arena just before Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafel Filho fight at UFC 286

WATCH: Lights go out at the O2 Arena just before Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafel Filho fight at UFC 286. [Image credits: @ufc_europe on Twitter]
WATCH: Lights go out at the O2 Arena just before Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafel Filho fight at UFC 286. [Image credits: @ufc_europe on Twitter]

The electrifying atmosphere at the O2 Arena in London came to a halt just moments before the Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafel Filho preliminary flyweight bout at UFC 286. Fans eagerly awaited the showdown, but suddenly, the lights went out, causing a brief delay that left the arena in complete darkness.

As darkness enveloped the venue, the audience, in a spontaneous display of unity, fans used their cell phones to light up the darkness, creating a stunning visual effect.

However, the spotlight was quickly shifted back to the fighters, who had already made their way to the ring. Muhammad Mokaev and Jafel Filho waited patiently as the power to the lights was restored and the fighters wasted no time in getting back to business. The tension in the air was palpable as the two fighters squared up, eager to make their mark on the flyweight division.

As the bout got underway, the energy in the arena was electric, with fans on the edge of their seats captivated by the fast-paced action in the Octagon. The fight proved to be an intense battle, with both fighters showcasing their skills and determination to come out on top.

In the end, it was Muhammad Mokaev who emerged victorious, securing a hard-fought decision win over his opponent. Despite the brief delay, the atmosphere at the O2 Arena remained charged, with fans continuing to show their support for the fighters throughout the night.

Check out the video below:

Is that The @Undertaker's music?! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ”Œ The plug gets pulled on festivities at #UFC286 as the lights go out!

Leon Edwards reveals mindset ahead of UFC 286 showdown

The stage is set for a thrilling showdown as Leon Edwards, the UFC welterweight champion, gears up to defend his title against Kamaru Usman at UFC 286. In a recent appearance on The MMA Hour show with Ariel Helwani, Edwards opened up about his mindset ahead of the crucial bout.

Acknowledging the formidable nature of his opponent, Edwards revealed that he is fully prepared to take on Usman and remains confident in his ability to weather the storm, emerge victorious, and maintain his unbeaten record in the UK.

When asked about the possibility of a knockout, Edwards was cool and calculated in his response, stating that he would be looking to test Usman's reaction and resilience.

"As far as the knockout goes, let's see how he reacts. I'm not really banking on him being gun shy, you know. We'll see, I have said it time to time that a devastating knockout does change the fight. So, let's see how he reacts when I'm sinking him shots towards his head."

Edwards' mindset ahead of the fight is clear - he is ready for anything and everything that Usman can throw at him. He knows that this is a pivotal moment in his career, and he is determined to emerge from the bout at UFC 286 with his title intact.

Check out Leon Edwards speak to Ariel Helwani ahead of his upcoming title defense at UFC 286:

Fight day!! Lots of questions are going to be answered. How does Usman come back from the devastating knockout? Will Leon continue to be undefeated while fighting in the UK? Who is the greatest welterweight on the planet? @arielhelwani #theMMAhour

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