Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-08-20, spectacular finish but the rest of the match was not so exciting: Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2 gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
In their first fight Usman defeated Edwards via unanimous decision (December 19, 2015), this second match is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 20th, at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA), in a 5-round welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC 278 and it is valid for the UFC welterweight championship (Usman’s sixth defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Before the bout take place, you can watch the official preview videos: UFC 278 countdown, embedded Vlog series, press conference, ceremonial weigh-ins (on Friday) etc, or discover how to watch Usman vs Edwards 2 on tv, the fight time and the card.
Kamaru Usman record
The black belt in Bjj, Tuf tournament winner and current Ufc Ww champ Kamaru Usman entered this fight with a pro mma record of 20-1-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 welterweight in the world.
He suffered his only loss when he faced Jose Caceres at his second professional mma fight in 2013, since then he has collected 19 consecutive victories beating, in his last three matches, Gilbert Burns (Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns), Jorge Masvidal (4-stars bout Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal II) and Colby Covington (Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 2).
Leon Edwards record
His opponent, Leon Edwards, has a record of 19-3-0 (47% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.11 in the welterweight division.
He suffered his last loss when he faced current Usman in 2015, since then he has collected one no-contest, with Belal Muhammad in March 2021 (Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad) and ten victories, beating Nate Diaz in his last one (Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz).
Their next fight: Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman 3
How to watch – Fight time
When is UFC 278 Usman vs Edwards 2? Date, fight time
The fight between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards, main event of UFC 278, is scheduled for Saturday evening, August 20th, 2022. The main card, in the United States, will start at 10 p.m. ET or 7 p.m. PT (3 a.m. UK time or 4 a.m. in Europe); so Edwards vs Usman 2 will be approximately broadcast two hours later.
Where is the UFC 278?
The UFC 278, headlined by the main bout Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman 2, will be held at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City (Utah, United States); it is the home venue of Utah Jazz (NBA) and it has a maximum total capacity of 20,000.
How to watch UFC 278 Usman vs Edwards 2 live stream? TV channel
ESPN / ESPN+ will stream the UFC 278 fights in the United States, BT Sport will broadcast in the United Kingdom and Ireland while DAZN is the official streaming tv channel in Germany, Italy and Spain.
- The early preliminary card (also on UFC Fight Pass) will be broadcast at 6 p.m. ET or 3 p.m. PT (11 p.m. UK time or 12 a.m. in Europe).
- The prelims will start at 8 p.m. ET or 5 p.m. PT (1 a.m. UK time on BT Sport 2 or 2 a.m. in Europe).
- The main card of UFC 278, headlined by the main event Edwards vs Usman 2, is just on pay-per-view (PPV) on ESPN+ and it will be broadcast at 10 p.m. ET or 7 p.m. PT (3 a.m. UK time on BT Sport Box Office or 4 a.m. in Europe).
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Here is the UFC 278 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on PPV – Pay-per-view)
Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2
Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold
Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili
Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilova
Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+)
Marcin Tybura vs Alexander Romanov
Leonardo Santos vs Jared Gordon
Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana
AJ Fletcher vs Ange Loosa
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Francisco Figueiredo vs Amir Albazi
Aori Qileng vs Jay Perrin
Daniel Lacerda vs Victor Altamirano
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 278 countdown Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Embedded: Vlog Series
Watch all the episodes of UFC 278 Embedded: Vlog Series (we usually post the playlist with all the videos or, if not possible, every single clip).
Pre-fight press conference
The UFC 278 pre-fight press conference, featuring Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, is scheduled for Thursday, August 18th at 7 p.m. ET or 4 p.m. PT (12 a.m. UK time or 1 a.m. in Europe).
The UFC 278: Usman vs Edwards 2 weigh-in is scheduled for Friday, August 19th at 6 p.m. ET or 3 p.m. PT (11 p.m. UK time or 12 a.m. in Europe). Watch here on AllTheBestFights.com the free live stream from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2 as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – spanish
Who won Usman vs Edwards 2 fight?
Leon Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman via KO at 4:04, round 5.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 278 post-fight octagon interview of Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards 2.
UFC 278 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC 278 Usman vs Edwards 2.
Leon Edwards def. Kamaru Usman via KO r5
Paulo Costa def. Luke Rockhold via UD
Merab Dvalishvili def. Jose Aldo via UD
Lucie Pudilova def. Wu Yanan via TKO r2
Tyson Pedro def. Harry Hunsucker via TKO r1
Marcin Tybura def. Alexander Romanov via MD
Jared Gordon def. Leonardo Santos via UD
Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana DRAW
Ange Loosa def. AJ Fletcher via UD
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
Amir Albazi def. Francisco Figueiredo via SUB r1
Aori Qileng def. Jay Perrin via UD
Victor Altamirano def. Daniel Lacerda via TKO r1
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC 278 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Leon Edwards 2 and Kamaru Usman (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC 278 Fight of the Night: Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold
UFC 278 Performance of the Night: Leon Edwards and Victor Altamirano