What channel is UFC 278 on tonight? How to watch, buy Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 2 on pay-per-view

UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman will look to cement his status as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time on August 20. Standing in his way is a familiar opponent in Leon Edwards, someone who has been patiently waiting for his chance at the title and a chance to avenge a loss years ago.

Usman and Edwards will face off at UFC 278 in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is a rematch from 2015 where Usman won by unanimous decision. Since then, Usman has won 13 straight and defended the UFC welterweight title five times.

Edwards has since won 9-0 by a no-contest. He’s ready to make the most of his first UFC title shot. He’s also excited to try and even score.

“When we first fought 7 years ago, I was about 24 years old, I was skinny. Now to go back, I’m 30 years old now, a seasoned fighter built into my body,” Edwards told Cageside Press. “I’m looking forward to August 20th. It was a long road, a long two and a half, three years. I seize the opportunity with both hands.”

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Edwards last fought in June 2021, beating Nate Diaz by unanimous decision. Usman beat Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title. He has since beaten Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal twice, as well as Gilbert Burns.

The Sporting News brings you all the information you need to watch UFC 278 including the channel, start time, live stream information and PPV cost.

What channel is UFC 278 on?

  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: 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 card will be available on BT Sport, with the preliminary rounds available 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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product Prices
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.

* Effective August 23, ESPN+ monthly subscription will change from $6.99/month to $9.99/month. Annual ESPN+ subscription package changes from $69.99/year to $99.99/year.

There is no change to the standalone PPV or the Disney bundle.

When does UFC 278 start today?

  • Date: Saturday, August 20th
  • FIGHT 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 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.

UFC 278 fight card

main 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

front matter

  • 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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