The eighth pay-per-view event of the year for the UFC is almost upon us as UFC 278 is set to go live on Saturday night at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, United States.
UFC 278 is the PPV mixed martial arts event for the month of August organized by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Dana White, the president of the UFC, has put on an exciting card worthy of a PPV event starring fighters like Kamaru Usman, Leon Edwards, Luke Rockhold, etc.
The main event of the night is Usman vs. Edwards 2. Reigning UFC Welterweight Champion of the world, Kamaru Usman, is set to take on Leon Edwards for the UFC Welterweight Championship of the world. Two of the best 170 ers will get in the ring once more, since their first fight in 2015.
Along with the title bout, another fight to attract the eyes of the fans is the middleweight bout, Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold, which will serve as the co-main event of the night. Former Featherweight Champion and P4P no.1 in the ranking, Jose Aldo, is also back as he faces Merab Dvalishvili in a Bantamweight bout.
When will UFC 278 be held?
UFC 278 is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET on August 20, 2022. However, before the main card, we have got the early prelims and the preliminary card that will begin at 06.00 p.m. ET and 08.00 p.m. ET respectively. The main event is expected to start with the ring walks of Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards at around 12:30 p.m. ET.
- Main Card: 10 p.m. ET
- Usman vs. Edwards 2 (main event): 12:30 p.m. ET
- Preliminary Card: 8 p.m. ET
- Early Prelims: 6 p.m. ET
How to Livestream the event?
The Main card of UFC 278 will be exclusive on ESPN+. UFC 278 costs $75. Along with the PPV buy, you will need an ESPN+ subscription which costs an additional $7 per month. However, you can enjoy the preliminary card with just the ESPN+ subscription.
UFC Fight Pass:
UFC Fight Pass will let you watch the early prelims of UFC 278. Subscription to UFC Fight Pass costs $9.99/month.
For those in the UK, BT Sports will livestream UFC 278 exclusively for the fans to enjoy. You can also watch BT Sport from your phone by downloading the BT Sport App.
Fubo TV and Sling TV:
Fubo TV and Sling TV are livestreaming platforms that let you watch sports networks such as; ESPN and ABC. So, you can watch UFC 278 buying the services of Fubo and Sling for only $70/month and $35/month respectively.
To watch the UFC 278 on TV from other parts of the world, check the following list:
Where will UFC 278 take place?
- Venue: Vivint Arena
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
- Capacity: 20,000
Vivint Arena, formerly known as the Delta Center, is an indoor building that has hosted the first UFC event in Utah in 2016. UFC returns to Vivint Arena for the UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2. This arena has a capacity of 20,000 people which is expected to be full as UFC 278 brings a stacked card with it at the Vivint Arena.
Kamaru Usman Record and Bio:
- Date of Birth: May 11, 1987
- Nickname: Nigerian Nightmare
- Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
- Reach: 76 in (193 cm)
- Fighting out of: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
- Total Fights: 21
- Record: 20-1
Leon Edwards Record and Bio:
- Date of Birth: 25 August 1991
- Nickname: Rocky
- Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
- Reach: 74 in (188 cm)
- Fighting out of: Sparkbrook Birmingham, England
- Total Fights: 23
- Record: 19-3-1
UFC 278: Fight Card
- Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards* (Welterweight)
- Luke Rockhold vs. Paulo Costa** (Middleweight)
- Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili (Bantamweight)
- Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova (Women’s Bantamweight)
- Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker (Light Heavyweight)
*Main Event/ Title Fight
- Marcin Tybura vs. Alexandr Romanov (Heavyweight)
- Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon (Lightweight)
- Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldana (Featherweight)
- A.J. Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa (Welterweight)
- Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo (Flyweight)
- Aoriqileng vs. Jay Perrin (Bantamweight)
- Victor Altamirano vs. Daniel Da Silva (Flyweight)