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UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards II (08/20/2022) - Salt Lake City, UT (Vivint Arena)


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UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards II 
August 20, 2022
Salt Lake City, UT (Vivint Arena)

UFC Welterweight Championship: Kamaru Usman © (170)vs. Leon Edwards (170) (sixth defense) - Edwards, KO (head kick), R5 (4:04)
Paulo Henrique Costa (185.5) vs. Luke Rockhold (185.5) - Costa, DEC (unanimous)
José Aldo (136) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (136) - Dvalishvili, DEC (unanimous)
Lucie Pudilová (135.5) vs. Wu Yanan (136) - Pudilová, TKO (elbows), R2 (4:04)
Tyson Pedro (205.5) vs. Harry Hunsaker (204.5) - Pedro, TKO (strikes), R1 (1:05)

ABC / ESPN / ESPN+ Preliminary Card:
Marcin Tybura (252.5) vs. Alexandr Romanov (239.5) - Tybura, DEC (unanimous)
Jared Gordon (155.5) vs. Leonardo Santos (156) - Gordon, DEC (unanimous)
Sean Woodson (146) vs. Luis Saldaña (145.5) - DRAW (split)
A.J. Fletcher (170.5) vs. Ange Loosa (170.5) - Loosa, DEC (unanimous)

Fight Pass Preliminary Card:
Amir Albazi (126) vs. Francisco Figueiredo (125.5) - Albazi, SUB (rear naked choke), R1 (4:34)
Aori Qileng (136) vs. Jay Perrin (136) - Qileng, DEC (unanimous)
Daniel Lacerda (126) vs. Victor Altamirano (125) - Altamirano, TKO (punches), R1 (3:39)

Event Bonuses ($50,000)
Performance of the Night: Victor Altamirano
Performance of the Night: Leon Edwards
Fight of the Night: Paulo Henrique Costa vs. Luke Rockhold

Attendance: 18,321
Gate: $4.297 million
Buyrate:

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I feel like we've been waiting for this Usman/Edwards title fight for years it seems. Glad it's finally happening. Edwards hasn't lost a fight since his first one with Usman, and that was almost seven years ago.

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Rooting for the Brit in Leon Edwards even though I really like Kamaru Usman and expect him to retain the UFC Welterweight Championship by decision.

Luke Rockhold will revert back to Luke Outcold. All 5 of his losses are by KO, 4 memorable especially the Michael Bisping one. A big upset that with Rockhold winning the first fight and Bisping taking the fight on 10 days notice. Costa TKO, R2.

C'mon, Jose Aldo. Aldo by decision. Still want to see Also vs. Dominick Cruz.

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22 minutes ago, The Natural said:

Rooting for the Brit in Leon Edwards even though I really like Kamaru Usman and expect him to retain the UFC Welterweight Championship by decision.

Luke Rockhold will revert back to Luke Outcold. All 5 of his losses are by KO, 4 memorable especially the Michael Bisping one. A big upset that with Rockhold winning the first fight and Bisping taking the fight on 10 days notice. Costa TKO, R2.

C'mon, Jose Aldo. Aldo by decision. Still want to see Also vs. Dominick Cruz.

He certainly did it the long way. Unbeaten in 10 fights, 11-2 in the UFC. Nine wins in a row. Guys with lesser records in the UFC can get a title shot just by sneezing.

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5 minutes ago, TheVileOne said:

He certainly did it the long way. Unbeaten in 10 fights, 11-2 in the UFC. Nine wins in a row. Guys with lesser records in the UFC can get a title shot just by sneezing.

Agreed.

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4 hours ago, The Natural said:

Luke Rockhold will revert back to Luke Outcold. All 5 of his losses are by KO, 4 memorable especially the Michael Bisping one. A big upset that with Rockhold winning the first fight and Bisping taking the fight on 10 days notice. Costa TKO, R2.

Video of the four KOs:

 

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Come on Rocky, you can do it. Hardy vanquished by GSP. Till stopped by Woodley. Third time's a charm for a Brit facing Welterweight champions. Good short doc here done by BT Sport, who seems to be the only party in the world interested in promoting Leon (including, arguably, himself).

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5 hours ago, Pedro said:

Is Dana still unhappy with Usman? Is he going to do the right thing and put the belt on him this time when he wins?

I don't see it being necessary considering Dana missed a few PPVs this past year. I think the world will go on if someone else other than Dana puts the title on the champion.

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8 hours ago, Custos said:

who seems to be the only party in the world interested in promoting Leon (including, arguably, himself).

Yeah, you would think Leon would make the most of this especially considering Usman has reeled off an impressive run. Instead, he's been low key and just downplaying Usman being good. That seems very counterproductive.

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11 minutes ago, Elsalvajeloco said:

I don't see it being necessary considering Dana missed a few PPVs this past year. I think the world will go on if someone else other than Dana puts the title on the champion.

he was at the last fight with Usman though.

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16 minutes ago, Pedro said:

he was at the last fight with Usman though.

And he will likely be there for tonight's fight. Still not a big deal. Dana has a love and hate relationship with like a quarter of the roster it seems and at least half the champions. It's been like that for years. This card for example...if it isn't something with Usman, it's drama with Luke Rockhold. That's just how it goes. So whether or not Dana puts the belt on someone is high school lunchroom gossip. It won't affect anything going forward.

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