Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-08-20, spectacular finish but the rest of the match was not so exciting: Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2 gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
In their first fight Usman defeated Edwards via unanimous decision (December 19, 2015), this second match is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 20th, at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA), in a 5-round welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC 278 and it is valid for the UFC welterweight championship (Usman’s sixth defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Before the bout take place, you can watch the official preview videos: UFC 278 countdown, embedded Vlog series, press conference, ceremonial weigh-ins (on Friday) etc, or discover how to watch Usman vs Edwards 2 on tv, the fight time and the card.
Kamaru Usman record
The black belt in Bjj, Tuf tournament winner and current Ufc Ww champ Kamaru Usman entered this fight with a pro mma record of 20-1-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 welterweight in the world.
He suffered his only loss when he faced Jose Caceres at his second professional mma fight in 2013, since then he has collected 19 consecutive victories beating, in his last three matches, Gilbert Burns (Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns), Jorge Masvidal (4-stars bout Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal II) and Colby Covington (Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 2).
Leon Edwards record
His opponent, Leon Edwards, has a record of 19-3-0 (47% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.11 in the welterweight division.
He suffered his last loss when he faced current Usman in 2015, since then he has collected one no-contest, with Belal Muhammad in March 2021 (Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad) and ten victories, beating Nate Diaz in his last one (Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz).
How to watch – Fight time
When is UFC 278 Usman vs Edwards 2? Date, fight time
The fight between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards, main event of UFC 278, is scheduled for Saturday evening, August 20th, 2022. The main card, in the United States, will start at 10 p.m. ET or 7 p.m. PT (3 a.m. UK time or 4 a.m. in Europe); so Edwards vs Usman 2 will be approximately broadcast two hours later.
Where is the UFC 278?
The UFC 278, headlined by the main bout Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman 2, will be held at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City (Utah, United States); it is the home venue of Utah Jazz (NBA) and it has a maximum total capacity of 20,000.
How to watch UFC 278 Usman vs Edwards 2 live stream? TV channel
ESPN / ESPN+ will stream the UFC 278 fights in the United States, BT Sport will broadcast in the United Kingdom and Ireland while DAZN is the official streaming tv channel in Germany, Italy and Spain.
- The early preliminary card (also on UFC Fight Pass) will be broadcast at 6 p.m. ET or 3 p.m. PT (11 p.m. UK time or 12 a.m. in Europe).
- The prelims will start at 8 p.m. ET or 5 p.m. PT (1 a.m. UK time on BT Sport 2 or 2 a.m. in Europe).
- The main card of UFC 278, headlined by the main event Edwards vs Usman 2, is just on pay-per-view (PPV) on ESPN+ and it will be broadcast at 10 p.m. ET or 7 p.m. PT (3 a.m. UK time on BT Sport Box Office or 4 a.m. in Europe).
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Here is the UFC 278 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on PPV – Pay-per-view)
Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2
Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold
Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili
Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilova
Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+)
Marcin Tybura vs Alexander Romanov
Leonardo Santos vs Jared Gordon
Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana
AJ Fletcher vs Ange Loosa
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Francisco Figueiredo vs Amir Albazi
Aori Qileng vs Jay Perrin
Daniel Lacerda vs Victor Altamirano
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 278 countdown Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Embedded: Vlog Series
Watch all the episodes of UFC 278 Embedded: Vlog Series (we usually post the playlist with all the videos or, if not possible, every single clip).
Pre-fight press conference
The UFC 278 pre-fight press conference, featuring Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, is scheduled for Thursday, August 18th at 7 p.m. ET or 4 p.m. PT (12 a.m. UK time or 1 a.m. in Europe).
The UFC 278: Usman vs Edwards 2 weigh-in is scheduled for Friday, August 19th at 6 p.m. ET or 3 p.m. PT (11 p.m. UK time or 12 a.m. in Europe). Watch here on AllTheBestFights.com the free live stream from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2 as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – spanish
Who won Usman vs Edwards 2 fight?
Leon Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman via KO at 4:04, round 5.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 278 post-fight octagon interview of Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards 2.
UFC 278 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC 278 Usman vs Edwards 2.
Leon Edwards def. Kamaru Usman via KO r5
Paulo Costa def. Luke Rockhold via UD
Merab Dvalishvili def. Jose Aldo via UD
Lucie Pudilova def. Wu Yanan via TKO r2
Tyson Pedro def. Harry Hunsucker via TKO r1
Marcin Tybura def. Alexander Romanov via MD
Jared Gordon def. Leonardo Santos via UD
Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana DRAW
Ange Loosa def. AJ Fletcher via UD
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
Amir Albazi def. Francisco Figueiredo via SUB r1
Aori Qileng def. Jay Perrin via UD
Victor Altamirano def. Daniel Lacerda via TKO r1
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC 278 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Leon Edwards 2 and Kamaru Usman (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC 278 Fight of the Night: Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold
UFC 278 Performance of the Night: Leon Edwards and Victor Altamirano
Where can I watch UFC 278 highlights? ›
UFC 278 Pay-Per-View Stream
You'll just need to buy the UFC 278 PPV live stream on ESPN+.
Catch all the adrenaline-pumping action from the MMA world, exclusively on SonyLIV.How much did Leon Edwards make in UFC 278? ›
Leon Edwards, meanwhile, received a flat $350,000 for his stunning finish. Neither headliner was contracted to receive a win bonus, likely meaning the welterweights shared in the promotion's PPV profits. UFC 278 took place Aug. 20 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.Who won Kamaru vs Edwards 2? ›
Leon Edwards is the new UFC welterweight champion, shocking the world with a last-minute head kick finish over Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 278 on Saturday night.Can I rewatch the UFC BT Sport? ›
BT Sport. Your one-stop shop for spoiler-free replays of all the action from the UFC on BT Sport, including full card replays and re-runs of some of the best fights in recent times. If you're short on time, why not head to the UFC Highlights section for all the best bits of the big fights in bitesize form?Where can I watch fights for free? ›
- USTV Go — The best all-around streaming site.
- 123TV — Good for multiple US sports.
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The UFC pay-per-view events will be available from Prime Video on an event-by-event basis, with no Prime membership required. Amazon has set the price at $64.99.Where can I watch UFC fights online? ›
Sign up for The Disney Bundle (Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+), then buy UFC 281 and watch it live on Hulu. Purchase and viewing of pay-per-view requires an ESPN+ subscription. Access content from each service separately. Access ESPN+ content via Hulu and ESPN+; select content only available via ESPN+ app and espn.com.How much did Kamaru Usman get paid? ›
The highest he has earned in a title fight was in 2021, where he made $692,000 in a rematch against Jorge Masvidal. In his last fight against Colby Covington in November, Usman made $642,000.What is Dana White Worth? ›
How much does Nate Diaz get paid per fight? ›
Nate Diaz's Salary and Endorsements
Nate Diaz's career earnings come down to $4,891,000. He has an endorsement deal with sportswear giant Reebok which pays him $20,000 for every fight.
Usman rematched Leon Edwards for his sixth title defense on August 20, 2022 at UFC 278. Usman entered the fight with a -425 winning favour while odd-makers saw Leon as a +315 underdog. Usman lost the fight and title via knockout 4 minutes into the fifth round, marking Usman's first loss inside the UFC.Who defeated Kamaru? ›
Briton Leon Edwards pulled off a fifth-round head-kick knockout out of nowhere to dethrone Kamaru Usman and win the UFC welterweight title at UFC 278 on Saturday to crown one of the greatest comebacks in mixed martial arts history.Is the UFC fight today free? ›
One significant draw with UFC Fight Night events is that they're streaming for free, and not on a pay-per-view system.How can I watch BT Sport for free? ›
Remember if you're a BT Broadband customer, you can also watch BT Sport for free online at btsport.com and via the BT Sport app on your smartphone or tablet.Can I rewatch a PPV fight? ›
Replay of the UFC PPV events will be available to fans who purchased the event during the 15 days following Saturday's live airing.Can you watch past UFC fights? ›
The UFC FIGHT PASS library is enormous and continues to grow. The FIGHT PASS library contains every fight in the history of the UFC, as well as the entire video libraries of over 30 other MMA/boxing/kickboxing/Muay Thai/Jiu Jitsu promotions including PRIDE FC, WEC, Strikeforce, and Invicta FC.Can you watch pay-per-view fights on your phone? ›
The PPV event is available via the SHOWTIME app to all Android mobile users who have a supported device and operating system. Make sure you download the newest SHOWTIME app just prior to the fight. You do not need to be a SHOWTIME subscriber to purchase the PPV event.What app can i watch fights? ›
Access our world-class lineup of boxing, UEFA Women's Champions League soccer (UWCL) and more through the DAZN app. Watch live or on-demand across multiple devices so you can tune in at home or on the go. DAZN is an English language service.What age do UFC fighters peak? ›
“In my view MMA fighters reach their peak at around 35, 36 years of age. Anderson Silva and myself, for example, won titles when we were over 30,” said Bustamante. “Milton is a talent just awaiting opportunities, and he has a bright future ahead of him.”
Is UFC on ps4 free? ›
UFC 4 is included with PS Plus. No matter how or where you play, EA Sports UFC 4 puts you at the centre of every fight. Develop and customise your character through a unified progression system across all modes.Is ESPN UFC free? ›
You must be an ESPN+ subscriber to purchase UFC PPV events. Existing ESPN+ subscribers can purchase UFC PPV events (streaming in HD) for $59.99 per event. Your ESPN+ subscription also includes access to exclusive UFC Fight Nights, best of UFC Fight Archives, and ESPN+ exclusive UFC shows and features.What does Kamaru Usman make per fight? ›
Kamaru Usman's career earnings
The highest he earned in a title fight was in 2021 when he made $692,000 in a rematch against Jorge Masvidal. In his last fight against Colby Covington in November, Usman made $642,000. In repeat fights, Usman made a combined $1,332,000 against Masvidal, and $1,232,000 against Covington.
UFC president Dana White announced the recipients of the performance-based bonuses during the UFC 278 Post-fight Press Conference on Saturday. Leon Edwards, Paulo Costa, Luke Rockhold, and Victor Altamirano took him the $50,000 incentives.Who Is Highest Paid UFC athlete? ›
Conor McGregor is the highest-paid UFC fighter. Twenty different fighters have at least $5 million in career earnings.How much is Donald Trump worth? › How much does Michael Buffer make per fight? ›
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Buffer has a net worth of $400 million. It says that he makes between $25,000 and $100,000 per fight, though occasionally he has made up to $1 million. The majority of his career earnings have actually come from a trademark on his catchphrase.What is Conor McGregor's salary? ›
|Salary||$37 million (2020-2022)|
|Residence||Dublin, Las Vegas, Marbella.|
|Sponsors||EA (Electronic Arts) , Reebok, Wynn Resorts, Beats By Dre , Monster Energy, Burger King, TIDL Sport and McGregor F.A.S.T.|
The fighters usually sign a contract for a certain amount of fights for a fixed amount of money each time they step inside the Octagon. The three tiers are low, medium, and high, with the lowest earning between $10,000 and $30,000 and the highest Tier ranking between $500,000 and $3,000,000 per fight.How much do UFC get paid? ›
Each fighter signs a contract for a certain amount of fights, and they are paid a fixed amount of money each time they step inside the Octagon. Payouts from fighting range from a starting $10,000 to as much as $3,000,000.
Who is unbeaten in UFC? ›
|Khabib Nurmagomedov||Male||29–0 (8 KO, 11 SUB)|
|Yaroslav Amosov||Male||26–0 (9 KO, 10 SUB)|
|Khusein Askhabov||Male||23–0 (6 KO, 10 SUB)|
|Movlid Khaybulaev||Male||19–0–1 (1 NC, 6 KO, 2 SUB)|
Leon Edwards is not buying the way Kamaru Usman is handling his UFC title loss. Usman (20-2 MMA, 15-1 UFC) was knocked out in brutal fashion by Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) in their title fight at UFC 278 in August.How many UFC fights has Kamaru won? ›
|loss||Kamaru Usman Leon Edwards||0 1|
|win||Kamaru Usman Colby Covington||2 0|
|win||Kamaru Usman Jorge Masvidal||1 0|
|win||Kamaru Usman Gilbert Burns||2 0|
Pereira, the only man to ever knock out Adesanya, stopped him again via TKO at 2 minutes, 1 second of the fifth and final round Saturday night in the main event of UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden. With the victory, Pereira won the UFC middleweight title in just his fourth fight with the promotion.Did Usman lose his belt? ›
He never bothered to follow Usman to the ground. He raised his arms in the air and began the celebration. LEON EDWARDS JUST KNOCKED OUT KAMARU USMAN TO WIN THE BELT IN THE FINAL ROUND #UFC278 twitter.com/shannonsharpee… It was arguably the greatest, most spectacular finish in UFC history.Has Kamaru Usman lost a UFC fight? ›
Kamaru Usman lost his welterweight title to Briton Leon Edwards at the UFC 278 but that didn't stop him from getting a huge amount of money following his fight. Usman (20-2 MMA, 15-1 UFC) was knocked out in brutal fashion by Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) in their title fight at UFC 278 in August.Who is Usmans one loss? ›
It was just the second time Usman failed to get his hand raised in a fight and he still considers his first loss — which came via rear-naked choke submission to Jose Caceres in 2013 in what was Usman's second pro fight — to be worse.How many takedowns does Kamaru Usman have? ›
Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards.
|Kamaru Usman||Leon Edwards|
Usman, the UFC's welterweight champion, has won 15 in a row in the UFC and 19 in a row overall.Where can I watch UFC 278 in the UK? ›
- Buy TV.
- Prime Video.
- BT Sport 4.
How much does it cost to watch UFC 278? ›
|ESPN+ Monthly Subscription||$9.99/month|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$99.99/year|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported||$13.99/month|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads||$19.99/month|
UFC FIGHT PASS is available in a monthly ($9.99/month) and 12 month ($95.88) subscription. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at the confirmation of purchase. All subscriptions are set to auto-renew on the expiration date.How can I watch UFC live online? ›
All numbered UFC events are now exclusively available through ESPN+, so you'll need to subscribe to the sports streaming service and purchase a pay-per-view live stream through ESPN+ to watch UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira online.Where can I watch Usman Edwards 2? ›
Edwards 2. The UFC welterweight title is on the line in the main event of UFC 278 when Kamaru Usman defends his crown for the sixth time against Leon Edwards on August 20 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Get Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+.Is UFC 278 on PPV? ›
Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 2 price: How much does UFC 278 cost? In the U.S., the UFC 278 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 278 is $74.99 for current subscribers.How much does UFC TV cost? ›
How much does UFC Fight Pass cost? With UFC Fight Pass you can pay month by month or upfront for a discounted annual subscription. A monthly pass is $10.99/month and the yearly pass is $104.99. Both get you PPV prelims, the full UFC Fight Library, worldwide live events and original UFC shows.How can I watch UFC on my phone? ›
- Install the ESPN app on your Android device.
- Log in with your ESPN+ account.
- If you do not have an account, you'll be prompted to sign-up (Do not Sign Up Later)
- Start the PPV if you've already purchased the event or follow the purchase instructions within the app to order the event.
Training Camp Costs: $8,000 to $12,000
Typically a fighter will receive six to eight weeks to prepare for a bout (although that timeline can be shorter or longer depending on the notice given for a fight), and that's how he structures a camp to get ready.