UFC 278 results, live stream play-by-play updates | Usman vs. Edwards 2

UFC 278 live stream results, play-by-play updates: Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards rematch takes center stage TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 20, 2022) inside Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, a five-round welterweight title fight that will see “The Nigerian Nightmare” defend his 170-pound strap against longtime nemesis Leon Edwards. Before that clash of styles gets underway in “The Beehive State,” former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold looks to turn back the clock against Brazilian bruiser and one-time title challenger Paulo Costa. In addition, ex-featherweight champion Jose Aldo takes on bantamweight wrestling powerhouse Merab Dvalishvili, a 15-minute contest with serious title implications for the 135-pound division. Veteran bangers Wu Yanan, Lucie Pudilova, Tyson Pedro and Harry Hunsucker round out the ESPN+ main card PPV action.

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BLOCKBUSTER WELTERWEIGHT REMATCH! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sat., Aug. 20, 2022, for the first time in more than five years, headlined by a blockbuster Welterweight championship bout that will see Kamaru Usman run it back with no. 2-ranked contender, Leon Edwards. In UFC 278’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, No. 4-seeded Middleweight contender, Paulo Costaaims to spoil the return of former 185-pound champion, Luke Rockhold. And last but not least, former Featherweight champion and all-time great, Jose Aldoreturns to Bantamweight action, too!

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MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 278 fight card below, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm ET, followed by the remaining undercard balance on ABC/ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 pm ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 pm ET on ESPN+ PPV.

Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Usman vs. Edwards 2.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 278 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll towards the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC 278 QUICK RESULTS:

Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards
Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold
Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili
Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova
Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker
Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov
Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon
Luis Saldana vs. Sean Woodson
AJ Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa
Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo
Aori Qileng vs. Jay Perrin — Qileng def. Perrin via unanimous decision (29-28×3)
Victor Altamirano vs. Daniel Da Silva — Altamirano def. da Silva via technical knockout (strikes) in round one — HIGHLIGHTS

UFC 278 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:

170 lbs.: UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards

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185 lbs.: Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold

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135 lbs.: Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili

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135 lbs.: Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova

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205 lbs.: Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker

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265 lbs.: Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov

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155 lbs.: Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon

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145 lbs.: Luis Saldana vs. Sean Woodson

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170 lbs.: AJ Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa

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125 lbs.: Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo

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135 lbs.: Aori Qileng vs. Jay Perrin

Round 1: Qileng opens with a low kick the misses, with Perrin countering with a front kick. Perrin tries another front kick and Qileng catches it, with Perrin rolling backwards to break free. Nice shot to the body from Perrin, with Qileng trying to initiate a clinch but it wasn’t there. Overhand right from Qileng finds a home, then a counter left hook that wobbled Perrin. Qileng tries to pour it on with a flying knee, but Perrin grabs him and turns him into the fence, giving him time to recover. Qileng gets off the fence, then drills him with a nice uppercut on the break. Big left, then another overhand right from Qileng that did some damage. Low kick from Perrin, with a hard right hand from Qileng and then a hard low kick from the Mongolian. Left hook from Qileng, who seems to be finding his rhythm. Perrin could sense it and scored a nice takedown with about 20 seconds to go in the round. 10-9 Qileng.

Round 2: Both fighters come out swinging to start the second, with Qileng drilling that overhand right then a flying knee that Perrin somehow ate without buckling. Qileng launched a kick along the fence, which Perrin caught and turned into a takedown. Working from half guard, Perrin lands rabbit punches to Qileng’s face. Qileng was able to get into full guard and start working his way up the fence. On the restart, Qileng kept firing that overhand right, which he drilled Perrin with repeatedly. Perrin waived it off like they didn’t hurt, a clear sign that they did. Low kick from Qileng, with Perrin getting deep on a double-leg takedown in transition, but he was unable to get it to the ground. Perrin with a nice elbow on the break, then a hard left hand, with Qileng countering with that right hand. 10-9 Perrin, but it was really close.

Round 3: Hard right from Qileng to start the third and final frame, with Perrin showing a sense of urgency straight out of the gate. He mushed Qileng up against the fence and unloaded some hard elbows upstairs. Both fighters miss with high kicks. Nice left hook from Perrin, but a better overhand right from Qileng right after. Perrin with a solid combination, which he turned into a sweet takedown, but Qileng got right back up to his feet. Perrin doing some nice work with knees to the body along the cage, angling for another takedown, which he got, sorta, briefly before Qileng was back up on his feet. Another nice elbow from Perrin in the clinch, and another, as Qileng seems to be content to just stand with his back up against the fence. One minute two go and both fighters started to swing and bang in the middle of the Octagon. Nice spinning backfist from Perrin, then a front kick that sucked the wind out of a visibly-winded Qileng. With 15 seconds to go, both fighters just said screw it and went Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em robots until the final bell. A more clear round for Perrin 10-9. Will come down to round two on the judges scorecards.

Final result: Qileng def. Perrin via unanimous decision (29-28×3)


125 lbs.: Victor Altamirano vs. Daniel Da Silva

Round 1: Both fighters touch gloves and we are off, with Altamirano attacking early with a flying strike. The pair trade hard shots in the middle of the cage and we are off. da Silva connects with a huge right hand that drops Altamirano, he follows it up with another shot but he pops off the canvas like toast. da Silva chasing Altamirano, who appears still a little shaken from the shots he’s eaten. Big body shot from Altamirano folds da Silva, most likely a liver shot. He weathers some major ground-and-pound, threatens with an armbar to escape danger. Altamirano starts to unload with hard elbows from top position, with da Silva trying to submit him off his back but it’s not working. da Silva is now a bloody mess as Altamirano continues to pour it on. The referee continues to warn da Silva, and after about 100 unanswered strikes, the referee finally steps in to stop it. da Silva was looking good until the liver shot, then Altamirano was just too much to fend off from the top.

Final result: Altamirano def. da Silva via technical knockout (strikes) in round one


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