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Yanan vs. Pudilova: Fight time, live stream, predictions, and how to watch UFC 278 bout

UFC 278 takes place on Saturday, August 20th at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The main event will be a match between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards for the UFC Welterweight Championship. The main map has five fights and the preliminary map is scheduled for four fights scheduled at 8:00 p.m. ET. One of the first fights on the main card will be Wu Yanan vs. Luckie Pudilova in the women’s bantamweight division.

Yanan (12-6) has struggled tremendously since signing with the UFC in 2017. She is 1-4 in UFC fights with her only win coming on November 24, 2018 against Lauren Mueller. Yanan struggled with the weight going from bantamweight to flyweight and then failed to gain weight in her second flyweight bout. Most recently, on April 16, 2022, she lost by unanimous decision to Mayra Silva in a superb fight that earned her the Fight of the Night award.

Pudilova (13-7) returns to the UFC after a solid run at Oktagon MMA. She was previously in the UFC, winning 2-5 against Sarah Moras and Ji Yeon Kim. Pudilova was 5-1 during her three-year stint in the octagon, earning another shot in the UFC. Nine of their 13 victories have come about by decision.

How to watch Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilova

date: Saturday 20 August
fight time: The preliminary map starts at 20:00 ET
Live broadcast: ESPN and ESPN+ via WatchESPN or the ESPN app

Yanan: +110
Pudilova: -130

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splits: 89% of bets on Yanan, 52% of bets on Pudilova

This appears to be a loser finds out fight from the UFC. Two forwards here, although Pudilova has a slight power advantage. Yanan has the ability to stay and move and connect remotely, but she tends to get into fights and that will benefit Pudilova and allow her to make a decision.

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