UFC 278 live stream: How to watch Usman vs Edwards 2 online
The UFC travels to Utah on Saturday, with a rematch between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards that many MMA fans will have long felt.
The two fighters faced off early in their UFC careers in 2015. Usman emerged victorious that night, but both men have improved dramatically in the years since.
So read on to find out how to watch a UFC 278 live stream online with ESPN+ hosts exclusive US coverage (opens in a new tab).
Watch UFC 278: Usman vs Edwards live stream
Date: Saturday August 20
Main card time: 10pm ET / 7pm PT / 3am BST / 12pm AEDT
Venue: The Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Direct: ESPN More PPV (WE) / BT Sports (opens in a new tab) (UK) / DAZN (DE/IT/ES)/ Kayo’s PPV (opens in a new tab) (Australia)
Usman is the current welterweight champion and pound-for-pound king of the Octagon, currently enjoying a 19-fight winning streak.
Edwards has enjoyed an equally impressive nine-fight winning streak, with his last taste of defeat against his opponent here.
Alongside the main act, the UFC 278 card also features former featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s bantamweight clash with Merab Dvalishvili as the co-main event.
Follow our guide below as we explain how to live stream UFC 278 and watch Usman vs. Edwards and the rest online tonight.
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Usman vs Edwards preview and predictions
Could a surprise be on the program on Saturday?
Leon Edwards had to wait seven years for his chance at revenge, and is now a very different perspective from the fighter who lost by unanimous decision to Kamaru Usman in Florida in 2015.
The British fighter has honed a superb takedown defense in the years since that could negate Usman’s main weapon.
Add to that his impressive punching ability, and it could add up to a new 170-pound champion being crowned on Saturday night.
Who is Kamaru Usman?
After winning 19 straight in MMA, Kamaru Usman is one of the best grapplers in MMA and won the welterweight crown from Tyron Woodley in 2019 at UFC 235.
While the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ is known for his ground work, he can get out of trouble when needed and has exemplified his fists perfectly as a means of attack in knockout wins over Colby Covington, Gilbert Burns and Jorge. Masvidal.
Who is Leon Edwards?
Jamaican-born British star Leon Edwards escaped a world of gang violence in Birmingham thanks to MMA.
Making his professional debut at age 19, Edwards would eventually sign up for the UFC four years later.
He has since picked up 11 wins in 14 fights and a win on Saturday would see him become Britain’s first champion since Michael Bisping in 2016.
Latest Usman vs Edwards odds: who is the favorite to win?
Defending champion Usman is once again the favorite for this rematch, coming in at 1/5 with the majority of bookmakers, with Edwards scoring at 3/1 to end Nigerian Nightmare’s 19-fight unbeaten streak.
Usman vs. Edwards: Recent Results
Usman’s last title defense came in November at UFC 268 with his rematch with Colby Covington ending in a unanimous points victory for the Nigerian nightmare after Usman dropped the challenger twice in a row at the end of the second round.
Edwards’ last Octagon appearance came at UFC 263 in June last year, with the British fighter earning a clear points victory over Nate Diaz after dominating the first four rounds and most of the fifth.
UFC 278 full card and highlights
Beyond the highly anticipated main act rematch, the co-main event of UFC 278 sees the return of former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in a tasty matchup with Paulo Costa.
Veteran Jose Aldo’s trademark takedown defense will need to be at full strength as he takes on up-and-coming wrestling specialist Merab Dvalishvili in a highly anticipated bantamweight showdown.
Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards
Luke Rockhold vs. Paulo Costa
Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili
Marcin Tybura vs. Alexandr Romanov
Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker
Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon
Wu Yanan vs Lucia Pudilova
Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldana
Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young
Early Preliminary Map
AJ Fletcher vs. Angel Loosa
Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo
Aoriqileng vs. Jay Perrin
Daniel Lacerda vs Victor Altamirano