The UFC 278 full card has now been finalized with Kamaru Usman taking on Leon Edwards in a rematch that will headline the promotion’s second pay-per-view card on August 20, 2022. The event will take place on Aug. 20 at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards are set to headline the UFC 278 fight card, as they face off with the welterweight title on the line. The two fighters will face each other inside the Octagon for the second time.
Edwards has been asking for this fight for a long time, and he will soon get what he wants as he looks to exact revenge and gets his hands on UFC gold for the first time.
But it won’t be easy by any means. Usman is still undefeated inside the UFC octagon and is currently ranked number one in the pound-for-pound rankings.
The two fighters first met in 2015. Usman scored a decision win over the Brit and has since established one of the longest winning streaks in UFC history. Usman eventually captured the welterweight title and has since defended his crown five times in his career.
Edwards himself has been on a great run since that loss. He picked up nine wins, and his impressive performances earned him the ultimate glory.
The prelims will be broadcast on ESPN, which fans can watch for free via a trial of DirectTV Stream, while the early prelims will be on ESPN+’s standard streaming platform, which fans can check out here.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: UFC 278
Main Event: Usman vs. Edwards 2
When: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Where: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Main Card Time: 10 p.m. ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV
What time does UFC 278 begin?
UFC 278 main card begins at 10 p.m. ET, while the preliminary fights begin at 8 p.m. ET and the early prelims will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET.
How to I watch UFC 278?
UFC 278 main card will be broadcast on pay-per-view which can be ordered exclusively through ESPN+, which can be subscribed to here. Fans can order the pay-per-view here.
The prelims will be broadcast on ESPN, which fans can watch for free via a trial of DirectTV Stream.
What is ESPN+?
ESPN is the exclusive tv channel home of UFC in the United States. Along with pay-per-view events exclusively available on ESPN+, the station’s main channel will host events on a regular basis. A majority of the promotion events are broadcast on ESPN+.
ESPN+ is an over-the-top subscription service offered by ESPN/Disney that broadcasts a variety of exclusive sports programming.
The service, which costs $6.99 per month (or $69.99 per year) and can be canceled at any time, exclusively streams select college football, college basketball, NHL, MLB, and MLS games, international soccer, UFC fight nights, and more.
UFC 278 fight card
- Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards for the UFC welterweight title
- Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili; Bantamweights
- Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold; Middleweights
- Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo; Flyweights
- Marcin Tybura vs. Alexandr Romanov; Heavyweights
- Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon; Lightweights
- Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova; Bantamweights
- Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker; Light Heavyweights
- Daniel Lacerda vs. Victor Altamirano; Flyweights
- Aori Qileng vs. Jay Perrin; Bantamweights
- A.J. Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa; Welterweights
- Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldana; Featherweights
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