UFC 278 Live Fight Thread

By Timothy James  |  August 20, 2022  |  No Comments

UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2 headlines the rematch between the two best welterweights on the roster, Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards. The two first fought in December, 2015 during UFC on Fox 17. Edwards lost via unanimous decision, but hasn’t lost a fight since then. Edwards is riding a 9 fight win streak, while Usman can tie Anderson Silva’s 16 fight win streak tonight with a successful defense of his title.

The event takes place at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. It’s the UFC’s second time in Salt Lake City and the first time since UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Caceres in 2016.

Early Prelims

The UFC 278 Early Prelims begin at 6 PM EST and can be viewed on ESPN +/UFC Fight Pass.

Flyweight (125 lbs)Amir AlbaziFrancisco Figueiredo
Bantamweight (135 lbs)Aori QilengJay Perrin
Flyweight (125 lbs)Daniel LacerdaVictor Altamirano


The UFC 278 Prelims go live at 8 PM EST and can be viewed on ESPN, ESPN+, and ABC.

Heavyweight (265 lbs)Marcin TyburaAlexander Romanov
Lightweight (155 lbs)Leonardo SantosJared Gordon
Featherweight (145 lbs)Sean WoodsonLuis Saldana
Welterweight (170 lbs)A.J. FletcherAnge Loosa

Main Card

The UFC 278 Main Card begins at 10 PM EST and can be purchased through PPV.

Welterweight (170 lbs)Kamaru Usman (Champion)Leon Edwards (Challenger)
Middleweight (185 lbs)Paulo CostaLuke Rockhold
Bantamweight (135 lbs)Jose AldoMerab Dvalishvili
Women’s Bantamweight (135 lbs)Wu YananLucie Pudilova
Light Heavyweight (205 lbs)Tyson PedroHarry Hunsucker
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