UFC 278 live results — Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 2: Updates, highlights, fight card, start time

Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards are two welterweights on the high of their sport. Usman is looking for his twentieth consecutive win whereas Edwards is seeking to avenge his final defeat when the 2 first met in 2015. The pair sq. off as soon as extra in the primary occasion of UFC 278, which takes place on Saturday night time at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Usman has emerged as arguably the lively pound-for-pound greatest in MMA whereas concurrently creeping up on Georges St-Pierre within the dialog for best welterweight of all time. Edwards had a a lot quieter path to the world title, flying below the radar and stitching collectively a 10-fight undefeated streak that might now not be denied.

Plus, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold returns from a three-year layoff to former title challenger Paulo Costa. And Merab Dvalishvili solely has 9 UFC fights below his belt, however he already ranks ninth in mixed UFC takedowns all time. He fights former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a featured bout at bantamweight.

CBS Sports might be with you your complete means on Saturday bringing you all of the results and highlights from the UFC 278 beneath. The fundamental card begins at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV following preliminary bouts at 8 p.m. ET.

UFC 278 card and results

  • Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Leon Edwards, welterweight championship
  • Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold, middleweights
  • Merab Dvalishvili vs. Jose Aldo, bantamweights
  • Lucie Pudilova vs. Wu Yanan, girls’s bantamweights
  • Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker, mild heavyweights
  • Alexander Romanov vs. Marcin Tybura, heavyweights
  • Jared Gordon def. Leonardo Santos by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldana dominated a cut up draw (29-27, 27-29, 28-28)
  • Ange Loosa def. A.J. Fletcher by way of unanimous determination (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • (*278*) Albazi def. Francisco Figueiredo by way of first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Aori Qileng def. Jay Perrin by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Victor Altamirano def. Daniel Da Silva by way of first-round TKO (punches)

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