UFC 278 RESULTS, VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS, POST PRESSER & SOCIAL MEDIA REACTION
Early Preliminary Card Highlights
Victor Altamirano def. Daniel Da Silva
Victor Altamirano obtained it executed within the first spherical with a TKO of Daniel Da Silva on this flyweight bout. Catch the end under.
Amir Albazi def. Francisco Figueiredo
On this flyweight bout, Amir Albazi earned a first-round rear-naked choke win over Francisco Figueiredo. Catch the submission under.
Essential Card Highlights
Tyson Pedro def. Harry Hunsucker
Australia’s Tyson Pedro took simply over a minute to TKO Harry Hunsucker on this mild heavyweight conflict. Catch the highlights under.
Lucie Pudilova def. Wu Yanan
Lucie Pudilova earned a dominant TKO victory over Wu Yanan on this ladies’s bantamweight bout.
Spherical one noticed Pudilova exert her grappling dominance, getting the takedown and trying an armbar. Then in spherical two, Pudilova obtained Yanan down once more, took her again and flattened her out, earlier than touchdown a collection of savage elbows that pressured the ref to step in. Catch the end under.
Merab Dvalishvili def. José Aldo
Merab Dvalishvili has now gained his final eight after securing a unanimous choice victory over José Aldo on this bantamweight bout.
Spherical one noticed Aldo stuff quite a few takedown makes an attempt from Dvalishvili, earlier than the duo engaged in a wild change in the direction of the tip of the spherical. In spherical two, Dvalishvili relentlessly pursued a takedown, however Aldo’s takedown protection held up. Spherical three noticed Dvalishvili proceed to push the tempo and search for takedowns, with Aldo unable to place out any offense. Catch the highlights under.
Paulo Costa def. Luke Rockhold
Within the co-main occasion, Paulo Costa obtained it executed by unanimous choice in a gritty, back-and-forth warfare with Luke Rockhold.
Spherical one noticed Costa land some bombs early on earlier than taking Rockhold down, however the American obtained again to his toes to land some heavy physique kicks. Spherical two noticed Costa and Rockhold travel exchanging brutal strikes, earlier than motion was paused for a groin strike by Costa. When the struggle resumed, Costa landed some devastating physique kicks on a clearly laboring Rockhold.
In a wild, back-and-forth spherical three, a botched takedown try from Rockhold noticed Costa take his again, however the American managed to realize prime place within the dying moments the place he rubbed his bloody face throughout Costa’s. And after the end result didn’t go his means, Rockhold introduced his MMA retirement in his post-fight interview. Catch the highlights under.
Leon Edwards def. Kamaru Usman
In one of the vital sensational upset victories of all time, Leon Edwards earned a last-minute KO of Kamaru Usman to win the welterweight title.
Spherical one noticed Edwards remarkably get the takedown and take Usman’s again, earlier than trying a rear-naked choke. In spherical two, each fighters had success touchdown some heavy strikes, with Usman getting the takedown late on.
Spherical three was a dominant one for Usman, who took Edwards down twice and took his again. Edwards briefly obtained the higher of the grappling exchanges in spherical 4, however Usman responded with a takedown and dominated for the remainder of the spherical.
In spherical 5, Usman continued his grappling dominance and cruising to victory, however with simply over a minute left, Edwards unleashed an ideal headkick to amazingly knock the champ out chilly. Catch the highlights under.
UFC 278 Essential Card
Essential Occasion – Welterweight Title Bout: Leon Edwards def. Kamaru Usman by way of KO: R5, 4.04
Co-Essential Occasion – Middleweight Bout: Paulo Costa def. Luke Rockhold by way of unanimous choice (30-27×3)
Bantamweight Bout: Merab Dvalishvili def. José Aldo by way of unanimous choice (29-28×2, 30-27)
Girls’s Bantamweight Bout: Lucie Pudilova def. Wu Yanan by way of TKO: R2, 4.04
Gentle Heavyweight Bout: Tyson Pedro def. Harry Hunsucker by way of TKO: R1, 1.05
Heavyweight Bout: Marcin Tybura def. Alexandr Romanov by way of majority choice (29-28×2, 28-28)
Light-weight Bout: Jared Gordon def. Leonardo Santos by way of unanimous choice: (30-27×3)
Featherweight Bout: Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana ends in a cut up draw (29-27, 27-29 28-28)
Welterweight Bout: Ange Loosa def. AJ Fletcher by way of unanimous choice (29-27, 29-28×2)
Early Preliminary Card
Flyweight Bout: Amir Albazi def. Francisco Figueiredo by way of submission: R1, 4.34
Bantamweight Bout: Aoriqileng def. Jay Perrin by way of unanimous choice (29-28×3)
Flyweight Bout: Victor Altamirano def. Daniel Da Silva by way of TKO: R1, 3.39
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