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UFC 278 Fight Card

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The UFC 278 fight card is scheduled and the fighters are set to take the stage Saturday, 8/20/2022, from the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT. The early prelims go live at 5:00 PM CDT on UFC Fight Pass and the remainder of the card is on ESPN+ and PPV.

The main event of the card is UFC pound for pound champion, Kamaru Usman vs the #2 competitor in the welterweight division Leon Edwards. Usman and Edwards faced in 2015 originally. In that fight Usman won the judges over in a 5 round grueling battle. Usman has been dominating this division for a long time, however, Edwards has also been on a tear in the welterweight division, boasting wins over Nate Diaz, Donald Cerrone, Dos Anjos and more since his title shot.

The co-main event is #6 Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold in a middleweight bout. Paulo Costa has not won a fight since his 2019 showing against Romero. Costa went on to face the champion Israel Adesanya but lost due to KO/TKO in the second round. He then went to light heavyweight where he suffered a decision loss to Marvin Vettori, schedule to fight in September. Likewise, Rockhold has not tasted victory since his 2018 knockout victory against David Branch.

The remaining card has some real talent in the sport and appears to be worthy of the PPV price tag that’s associated with it. Below that, are all the remaining match ups for the UFC 278 fight card.

UFC 278 Fight Card

Main Card (airing at 9:00 PM CDT on PPV)

Kamaru Usman #c (20-1-0), (-345) vs Leon Edwards #2 (19-3-0, 1NC), (+285) – welterweight title bout

Paulo Costa #6 (13-2-0), -285) vs Luke Rockhold (16-5-0), (+240) – middleweight bout

Jose Aldo #3 (31-7-0), (+105) vs Merab Dvalishvili #6 (14-4-0), (-125) bantamweight bout

Marcin Tybura #11 (22-7-0), (+330) vs Alexandr Romanov #13 (16-0-0), (-410) – heavyweight bout

Tyson Pedro (8-3-0), (-740) vs Harry Hunsucker (7-5-0), (+540) – light heavyweight bout

Prelims (airing on ABC, ESPN & ESPN + at 7:00 PM CDT)

Leonardo Santos (18-6-1), (+240) vs Jared Gordon (18-5-0), (-285) – lightweight bout

Wu Yanan (12-5-0), (+115) vs Lucie Pudilova (8-6-0), (-135) – women’s bantamweight bout

Sean Woodson (9-1-0), (-320) vs Luis Saldana (16-7-0), (+265) – featherweight bout

Miranda Maverick (12-4-0) vs Shanna Young (9-5-0) – women’s flyweight bout

Early Prelims (airing on UFC Fight Pass at 5:00 PM CDT)

AJ Fletcher (9-1-0), (-150) vs Ange Loosa (8-3-0), (+130) – welterweight bout

Amir Albazi #11 (14-1-0), (-390) vs Francisco Figueiredo (13-4-1, 1NC), (+320) -flyweight bout

Aoriqileng (23-11-0), (-165) vs Jay Perrin (10-5-0), (+140) – flyweight bout

Daniel Da Silva (11-3-0) vs Victor Altamirano (1-1-0) – flyweight bout

That sums it up for the UFC 278 fight card. We will be updating the odds and revisions to the bouts as the UFC releases them. For all of our latest UFC News articles, results and more check the link.

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