UFC 278 results begin live at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on Saturday, August 20, on MMAWeekly.com. The fights take place at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Click on the fight below in the UFC 278 results section for live stats or jump down to the UFC 278 written results. In-fight live stats and results provided courtesy of Fight Analytics.
The UFC 278 fight card is topped by a welterweight rematch between current champion Kamaru Usman and top contender Leon Edwards. There is also a blistering middleweight grudge match between Paulo Costa and former champ Luke Rockhold taking the UFC 278 co-main event slot.
How to Watch UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2
- UFC 278 main card start time: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View
- UFC 278 prelims start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+, ABC, or ESPN
- UFC 278 early prelims start time: 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass
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UFC 278 Results Live from Salt Lake City
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UFC 278 Results: When, Where, and Who?
UFC 278 takes place on Saturday, August 20, at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The fight card is topped by a welterweight title fight and a middleweight grudge match.
UFC 278 main event: Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards
Company president Dana White has labeled Kamaru Usman the greatest UFC welterweight champion of all time and the current pound-for-pound best fighter on the planet. That’s a monumental claim, but one that is hard to deny. Usman enters UFC 278 with a 23-1 record, with his only loss coming in just the second fight of his career nearly a decade ago. He won the 21st edition of The Ultimate Fighter in 2015 and has rolled through everyone the UFC has thrown at him, including the likes of Tyron Woodley, Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal, Demian Maia, Gilbert Burns, and Rafael dos Anjos.
He defends his belt against Leon Edwards at UFC 278. Edwards may face a difficult task in taking the belt from Usman, but he is no slouch either. At 19-3 with 1 no contest, Edwards last loss in the Octagon was a decision to Usman in 2015. He has since won nine bouts with another ending in a no contest because of an accidental eye poke.
UFC 278 co-main event: Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold
The UFC 278 co-main event is a fight that has been a long time coming, as perennial contender Paulo Costa squares off with former champion Luke Rockhold in a middleweight grudge match. At 13-2, Costa has long been a contender in the middleweight division, but has frequently had trouble on the scale. He convinced the UFC to give him another middleweight bout to face Rockhold, who sits at 16-5, but hasn’t competed in the Octagon since July of 2019.
UFC 278 feature bout: Jose Aldo vs. Mareb Dvalishvili
The UFC 278 pay-per-view card also features a pivotal bantamweight bout between former featherweight champion Jose Aldo (31-7), who sits a No. 3 in the 135-pound division and Mareb Dvalishvili (14-4), who is currently ranked No. 6 at bantamweight. An impressive victory for the winner could propel them into a position to challenge for the title after Aljamain Sterling defends against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 280.
UFC 278 Women’s Flyweight Bout Canceled
Due to a medical issue, Shanna Young has been removed from her women’s flyweight bout against Miranda Maverick. The bout has been cancelled from the event.
As a result, a men’s welterweight contest pitting A.J. Fletcher against Ange Loosa was moved from the early prelims to become the opening bout of the UFC 278 Preliminary fight card to be simulcast on ESPN+, ABC, and ESPN.
Next Up: UFC Fight Night Gane vs. Tuivasa
The UFC next heads to Paris, France, for UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa. Gane (10-1) is the former interim heavyweight champion. He welcomes the venerable fight promotion to his home country for the UFC’s first event in France. He’ll square off against Tai Tuivasa (14-3), with the winner hoping to find a way into a title bout in the near future.
UFC 278 Live Results & Fight Card
UFC 278 – Main Card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View)
- Main Event – Welterweight Championship: Leon Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman via KO, Round 5 – 4:04
- Co-Main Event – Middleweight: Paulo Costa defeated Luke Rockhold via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
- Bantamweight: Merab Dvalishvili defeated Jose Aldo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Women’s Bantamweight: Lucie Pudilová defeated Wu Yanan via TKO, Round 2 – 4:04
- Light Heavyweight: Tyson Pedro defeated Harry Hunsucker via TKO, Round 1 – 1:05
UFC 278 Results – Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET on ESPN+, ABC, and ESPN)
- Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura defeated Alexander Romanov via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
- Lightweight: Jared Gordon defeated Leonardo Santos via decision (30- 27 x3)Featherweight: Luis Saldaña defeated Sean Woodson via split draw (29-27, 27-29, 28-28)
Women’s Flyweight: Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young— canceled due to medical issue
- Welterweight: Ange Loosa defeated A.J. Fletcher via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-82)
UFC 278 Results – Early Preliminary Card (6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass)
- Flyweight: Amir Albazi defeated Francisco Figueiredo via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1 – 4:34
- Bantamweight: Aoriqileng defeated Jay Perrin via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
- Flyweight: Victor Altamirano defeated Daniel da Silva via TKO, Round 1 – 3:39
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