The UFC 278 results have all culminated into one epic night of violence. The event was held in Salt Lake City, UT from the Vivint Arena on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
The main event was for the welterweight title, when Leon Edwards would challenge Kamaru Usman for the second time. The champion, Kamaru Usman, was looking to continue to dominate his division and stake his claim for best pound for pound fighter in the UFC. Edwards weathered the storm for four rounds until a head kick, in the final round, met its mark and took the champ down and out. The belt changed hands in a stunning upset.
Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold met at the co-main event of the night and threw down in an awesome show down. Paulo Costa edged out Rockhold and went on to get his hand raised and solidified his top 10 rankings and broke his loss streak.
Here’s the post fight press conference, courtesy of the UFC, of the UFC 278 event. Below the video are the remaining UFC 278 results.
UFC 278 Results
Main Card (airing at 9:00 PM CDT on PPV)
Kamaru Usman #c (20-2-0) vs Leon Edwards #2 (20-3-0, 1NC) – welterweight title bout – – Edwards by 5th round KO/TKO
Paulo Costa #6 (14-2-0) vs Luke Rockhold (16-6-0) – middleweight bout – Costa by unanimous decision
Jose Aldo #3 (31-8-0) vs Merab Dvalishvili #6 (15-4-0) bantamweight bout – Dvalishvili by unanimous decision
Wu Yanan (12-6-0) vs Lucie Pudilova (9-6-0) – women’s bantamweight bout – Pudilova by 2nd round KO/TKO
Tyson Pedro (9-3-0) vs Harry Hunsucker (7-6-0) – light heavyweight bout – Pedro by 1st round KO/TKO
Prelims (airing on ABC, ESPN & ESPN + at 7:00 PM CDT)
Marcin Tybura #11 (23-7-0) vs Alexandr Romanov #13 (16-1-0) – heavyweight bout – Tybura by split decision
Leonardo Santos (18-7-1) vs Jared Gordon (19-5-0) – lightweight bout – Gordon by unanimous decision
Sean Woodson (9-1-1) vs Luis Saldana (16-7-1) – featherweight bout – split decision draw
Early Prelims (airing on UFC Fight Pass at 5:00 PM CDT)
AJ Fletcher (9-2-0) vs Ange Loosa (9-3-0) – welterweight bout – Loosa by unanimous decision
Amir Albazi #11 (15-1-0) vs Francisco Figueiredo (13-5-1, 1NC) -flyweight bout – Albazi by 1st round submission
Aoriqileng (24-11-0) vs Jay Perrin (10-6-0) – flyweight bout – Aoriqileng by unanimous decision
Daniel Da Silva (11-4-0) vs Victor Altamirano (2-1-0) – flyweight bout – Altamirano by 1st round KO/TKO
That’s it for the UFC 278 results. It’s always a great and exciting night when a title changes hands. This whole thing couldn’t be setup better for a rubber band match for the bantamweight title. For all of our latest UFC News articles, results and more check the link.
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