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UFC 278: Everything set for Usman vs Edwards 2 as both fighters make weight


Kamaru Usman is regarded by many as the best pound for pound fighter in the UFC.

Salt Lake City, Utah is ready to host once again a UFC pay-per-view event as UFC 278 will take place this Saturday August 20 at Vivint Arena.

The main event is all set for a rematch between the champion Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards for the welterweight title, as both fighters balanced the scale at 170 pounds. Could Edwards end Usman’s dominant reign in the division?

Kamaru Usman is regarded not only as the best welterweight fighter but also by many as the best pound for pound fighter in the UFC, but Edwards comes from an impressive 10 win streak and wants to take revenge on the last man that defeated him, you guessed it right, Kamaru Usman.

Usman acknowledges the growth of his opponent, but the champ was quick to point out he’s also evolved since their first fight as well, making clear his intentions of keeping the throne untouched and staying atop the division.

“Leon right now is the biggest, baddest dude in the welterweight division – he poses the greatest threat, which is why I believe he is the No. 1 contender.”, Usman told the media, before adding.

“But as the champion, it’s my job with each and every one of these guys, to let him know that it’s not his time yet.”

Main Card – 10 pm ET on ESPN+ PPV

Main Event – Welterweight Title Bout: Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards

Co-Main Event – Middleweight Bout: Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold

Bantamweight Bout: Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili

Women’s Bantamweight Bout: Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilova

Light Heavyweight Bout: Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker

Prelims – 8 pm ET on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+

Heavyweight Bout: Marcin Tybura vs Alexandr Romanov

Lightweight Bout: Leonardo Santos vs Jared Gordon

Featherweight Bout: Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana

Early Prelims 6 pm ET on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass

Welterweight Bout: AJ Fletcher vs Ange Loosa

Flyweight Bout: Amir Albazi vs Francisco Figueiredo

Bantamweight Bout: Aoriqileng vs Jay Perrin

Flyweight Bout: Daniel Da Silva vs Victor Altamirano


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