For just the second time overall and the first time since 2016, the UFC will visit Salt Lake City, Utah. Kamaru Usman will put his welterweight championship on the line in a rematch with Leon Edwards, which headlines Vivint Arena’s card on August 20.
Almost seven years have passed since the first time Usman and Edwards fought together in the octagon. Since Usman’s victory over Edwards via unanimous decision at UFC in December 2015, he has only experienced success. Usman will attempt to match Anderson Silva’s record for the longest winning run in UFC 278 Fight history by going 16-0 in the octagon.
Jose Aldo, a former champion at featherweight, will compete in a bantamweight battle against Merab Dvalishvili in the co-main event of the evening. After facing defeat in both of his opening matches in the UFC, Dvalishvili has gone on to win his last seven fights. After losing three straight battles, Aldo has won three in a row and wants to beat Dvalishvili to get back on track as a title contender.
|Kamaru Usman||Welterweight||Leon Edwards|
|6′ 0″||Height||6′ 2″|
|169 lbs||Weight||170 lbs|
|ONX Sports||Team||UTC Birmingham|
UFC 278 Fight Card: Usman vs. Edwards Start Time
- Date: Saturday, August 20
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
- Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET (approximately)
- Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards; Welterweight Championship
- Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold; Middleweight
- Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili; Bantamweight
- Marcin Tybura vs Alexander Romanov; Heavyweight
- Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker; Light Heavyweight
- Leonardo Santos vs Jared Gordon; Lightweight
- Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilova; Women’s Bantamweight
- Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana; Featherweight
- Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young; Women’s Flyweight
- A.J. Fletcher vs Ange Loosa; Welterweight
- Francisco Figueiredo vs Amir Albazi; Flyweight
- Aoriqileng vs Jay Perrin; Bantamweight
- Daniel Da Silva vs Victor Altamirano; Flyweight
Usman vs. Edwards Live Stream and TV Channel
The main card for UFC 278 can be watched for a pay-per-view fee in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ streaming service. Fights from the early preliminary rounds can be seen live on ESPN+, the WatchESPN app, and, for UFC events, on UFC Fight Pass. If you don’t want to miss a single second of the excitement during UFC278, consider using a VPN to stream the event.