UFC 278 live fight updates, results, highlights from Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 2
Since losing to Kamaru Usman in 2015, Leon Edwards has emerged as an elite welterweight contender in the UFC. All these years later, he’s ready to fight the man who beat him for welterweight gold.
Edwards will challenge Usman for the title at UFC 278 on Saturday at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
Edwards has won 9-0 since the first Usman fight with a no-contest. His journey has been inspiring and he can’t wait to make the most of this opportunity.
“I didn’t grow up dreaming of being a world champion or anything like that because I didn’t know about it,” Edwards told Yahoo Sports. “It was all about survival. However, if I can do that, it would mean the world. It’s such an amazing story. Coming from extremely humble beginnings in Jamaica and for most of my life there has been trouble everywhere I turned. And now to be here and have the opportunity to have that UFC belt around my waist in a few days, that’s the kind of story they talk about in the movies. It is amazing.
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Usman has won 13-0 since defeating Edwards. He has successfully defended the welterweight title five times since winning it against Tyron Woodley. Usman has a chance to show the world why he’s considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA.
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UFC 278 live scores, highlights
10:15 p.m. ET: After a late final prelim bout, the main card of UFC 278 has begun.
10pm ET: A shot below the belt landed in round two from Tybura. Romanov responded with a barrage of heavy gunfire. Tybura landed on top and landed on Tybura’s back. Romanov turned it around and landed big shots before the end of the round. Both were able to prevail in lap three, but were tired. Tybura would end up winning via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28).
9:45 p.m. ET: The heavyweights look to wrap up the UFC 278 prelims when Marcin Tybura meets Alexander Romanov. Romanov with a quick takedown suplex. He landed another big one that wowed the crowd. Romanov would not stop landing shots to Romanov’s face while he was on the ground. It appeared to be a 10-8 round.
9:35 p.m. ET: Gordon landed a body hook and began floor work on round three. Santos landed a spinning back elbow before the round ended. Jared Gordon eventually won by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
9:15 p.m. ET: Jared Gordon comes to Edge of Seventeen for his next fight against Leonardo Santos. Both began exchanging shots in the first two rounds, with no clear advantage between the two.
9:10 p.m. ET: After an uneventful third round, the final results came. In an odd fight, Saldana and Woodson fought to a tie (29-27 Woodson, 29-27 Saldana, 28-28).
8:45 p.m. ET: Sean Woodson takes on Luis Saldana in the featherweight division. A big check hook hurt Woodson, but Saldana didn’t take advantage. Instead, he landed an illegal knee on Woodson’s head and lost a point. That could have been a rare 9-8 first round for Saldana. In the second round, Woodson nearly landed the first buggy choke in UFC history.
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8:25 p.m. ET: AJ Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa starts with the main card. Fletcher looked gassed in round three after controlling round two. Loosa used his wrestling to choke Fletcher. The crowd was restless as the final round took place. Loosa would ultimately win by unanimous decision. 29-27, 29-28, 29-28.
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8 p.m. ET: The prelims have started. Prior to the preliminary rounds, Victor Altamirano and Daniel Lacerda had a fierce first round in which Altamirano won via TKO. Aori Qileng defeated Jay Perrin by unanimous decision and Amir Albazi presented Francisco Figueiredo
When is UFC 278: Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2?
- Date: Saturday, August 20th
- Battle Pass Preliminary Round: 6 p.m. ET
- Front matter: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
- Main event: 12:15 am ET (approximate)
UFC 278 takes place on Saturday, August 20th. The Fight Pass Prelims begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. ET. Prelims will go live at 8:00 p.m. ET and the main card will begin at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN + PPV. Usman and Edwards were scheduled to make their way to the Octagon around 12:15 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch UFC 278: Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 2
- TV channel: ESPN+
- Live broadcast: ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass
The main card for UFC 278 is available in the US and Mexico through subscription streaming service ESPN+ for a pay-per-view cost.
Past fights can be viewed live on ESPN+, the WatchESPN app, and for early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
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In Canada, the main pay-per-view card is available at TSN, Bell, Rogers, Shaw, Eastlink and UFC PPV in UFC Fight Pass.
In the UK, the main map will be available on BT Sport and the preliminary rounds on UFC Fight Pass.
In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, FOXTEL and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 2 price: How much is UFC 278?
- $74.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
- $99.98 (new subscribers)
In the US, the UFC 278 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. UFC 278 PPV price is $74.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a $99.98 bundle price for UFC 278 pay-per-view and an annual ESPN+ subscription that offers savings of more than 30 percent.
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|Monthly ESPN+ subscription||$9.99/month|
|ESPN+ annual subscription||$99.99/year|
|The Disney bundle with ad-supported Hulu||$13.99/month|
|The Disney Bundle with Hulu No-Ads||$19.99/month|
|UFC PPV Standalone||$74.99 each|
|UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual)||$99.98, then $69.99/year|
|UFC PPV and the Disney Bundle||
$88.98 then $13.99/month
Click here to learn more about the different pricing and bundle options on the ESPN+ platform.
On August 23, ESPN+’s monthly subscription price will increase from $6.99 to $9.99. ESPN+ annual subscription price is changing from $69.99 to $99.99.
There is no change to the standalone PPV price or the Disney bundle price.
UFC 278 fight card
- Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Leon Edwards 2 for the UFC Welterweight Title
- Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili; bantam weights
- Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold; medium weight
- Wu Yanan versus Lucie Pudilova; bantam weights
- Tyson Pedro versus Harry Hunsucker; Light heavyweights
- Marcin Tybura vs Alexandr Romanov; heavyweights
- Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon; lightweights
- Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldana; featherweights
FIGHT PASS preliminary rounds
- AJ Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa; welterweights
- Amir Albazi versus Francisco Figueiredo; flyweights
- Aori Qileng versus Jay Perrin; bantam weights
- Daniel Lacerda versus Victor Altamirano; flyweights
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