UFC 278 COUNTDOWN, MEDIA DAY, PRESSER, BETTING ODDS & WEIGH-IN VIDEO
Foremost Card at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV
Prelims on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET
Early Prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET Preceded by Two Early Prelims Bouts Solely on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET
Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah (August twentieth, 2022)– In the primary occasion, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (20-1) goes for his sixth title protection in opposition to No. 2 ranked Leon Edwards (19-3). Usman seems to proceed his dominant run on the high of the division by taking out one other high contender and netting his sixteenth consecutive UFC win that would tie him with Anderson Silva for longest UFC win streak. Since assembly Usman in late 2015, Edwards has collected a powerful 10-fight unbeaten streak and appears to proceed it by dethroning Usman and capturing his first UFC gold.
The co-main presents a middleweight battle as No. 6 ranked contender Paulo Costa (13-2) meets former champion Luke Rockhold (16-5). Costa goals to spoil Rockhold’s return to the Octagon after three years away.
Additionally on the PPV portion of the occasion, former UFC featherweight champion and present No 3 ranked bantamweight Jose Aldo (31-7) takes on surging No. 6 Merab Dvalishvili (14-4) as he seems for an enormous win that would propel him into one other title shot.
Jon Anik will name the motion, alongside former two-division Champion and UFC Corridor of Famer Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan. Megan Olivi will deal with reporting duties. All protection in Spanish can be dealt with by Victor Davila and Santiago Ponzinibbio.
Foremost Card (ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET)
Kamaru Usman (170) vs. Leon Edwards (170)
Luke Rockhold (185.5) vs. Paulo Costa (185.5)
Jose Aldo (136) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (136)
Wu Yanan (136) vs. Lucie Pudilova (135.5)
Tyson Pedro (205.5) vs. Harry Hunsucker (204.5)
Preliminary Card (ABC, ESPN, ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET)
Marcin Tybura (252.5) vs. Alexandr Romanov (239.5)
Leonardo Santos (156) vs. Jared Gordon (155.5)
Sean Woodson (146) vs. Luis Saldana (145.5)
Early Prelims (ESPN, ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET)
A.J. Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa (170.5)
Amir Albazi (126) vs. Francisco Figueiredo (125.5)
Aoriqileng (136) vs. Jay Perrin (136)
Victor Altamirano (125) vs. Daniel Da Silva (126)
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