The UFC 278 weigh ins are scheduled to take place today Friday August 19, 2022 live from the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT. The main event takes place at 9:00 PM CDT on pay-per-view. The early prelims kick off at 5:00 PM CDT on UFC Fight Pass.
The main event is pound for pound UFC top ranked Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2 for the welterweight title. Usman and Edwards met previously at UFC Fight Night in 2015 when that fight went to a decision for Usman. Usman has since went on to defeat every opponent he has come across and earned his status as the pound for pound king and heavily favored defending champion.
The co-main event features Paulo Costa against Luke Rockhold in a middleweight fight. Costa is currently ranked as the #6 middleweight in the UFC having suffered two back to back losses, albeit one to the middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Rockhold has not fought since 2019 and comes off two knockout losses against Blachowicz and Romero. Each fighter has a lot at stake in this one.
Here’s the ceremonial UFC 278 weigh ins, courtesy of the UFC. below that are the remaining matchups which will be updated as the weigh ins proceed.
UFC 278 Weigh Ins
Main Card (airing at 9:00 PM CDT on PPV)
Kamaru Usman #c (20-1-0), (-360), (170lbs) vs Leon Edwards #2 (19-3-0, 1NC), (+295), (170lbs) – welterweight title bout
Paulo Costa #6 (13-2-0), (-360), (185.5lbs) vs Luke Rockhold (16-5-0), (+295), (185.5lbs) – middleweight bout
Jose Aldo #3 (31-7-0), (+110), (136lbs) vs Merab Dvalishvili #6 (14-4-0), (-130), (136lbs) bantamweight bout
Wu Yanan (12-5-0), (+100), (136lbs) vs Lucie Pudilova (8-6-0), (-120), (135.5lbs) – women’s bantamweight bout
Tyson Pedro (8-3-0), (-730), (205.5lbs) vs Harry Hunsucker (7-5-0), (+530), (204.5lbs) – light heavyweight bout
Prelims (airing on ABC, ESPN & ESPN + at 7:00 PM CDT)
Marcin Tybura #11 (22-7-0), (+330), (252.5lbs) vs Alexandr Romanov #13 (16-0-0), (-410), (239.5lbs) – heavyweight bout
Leonardo Santos (18-6-1), (+225), (156lbs) vs Jared Gordon (18-5-0), (-265), (155.5lbs) – lightweight bout
Sean Woodson (9-1-0), (-340), (146lbs) vs Luis Saldana (16-7-0), (+280), (145.5lbs) – featherweight bout
Early Prelims (airing on UFC Fight Pass at 5:00 PM CDT)
AJ Fletcher (9-1-0), (-165), (170.5lbs) vs Ange Loosa (8-3-0), (+140), (170.5lbs) – welterweight bout
Amir Albazi #11 (14-1-0), (-435), (126lbs) vs Francisco Figueiredo (13-4-1, 1NC), (+350), (125.5lbs) -flyweight bout
Aoriqileng (23-11-0), (-140), (136lbs) vs Jay Perrin (10-5-0), (+120), (136lbs) – flyweight bout
Daniel Da Silva (11-3-0), (+140), (126lbs) vs Victor Altamirano (1-1-0), (-165), (125lbs) – flyweight bout
That sums it up for the UFC 278 weigh ins. 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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