UFC 278 is headlined by two of the most talented technicians in all of mixed martial arts. It’s a rematch that’s been seven years in the making, as “The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman will defend his UFC Welterweight Championship against Leon “Rocky” Edwards at UFC 278. In their first meeting Usman won by unanimous decision, which was also his UFC debut back in December 2015.
That alone is going to make this a must-buy PPV for a lot of UFC fans out there. But there’s plenty of other great fights on the card. Including four others on the main card PPV.
So it’s bound to be a pretty impressive PPV this weekend and you won’t want to miss out.
UFC 278 Main Event Preview
Coming into UFC 278, Usman has a 19-fight winning streak, and is looking to defend his UFC Welterweight Championship for the sixth time. He has already defeated Jorge Masvidal, Colby Covington, Gilbert Burns, Rafael Dos Anjos and Convington for a second time. And now, he is squaring off against his first ever opponent in the UFC – which he also beat, seven years ago.
Usman got his first career victory in the UFC, at “UFC on Fox 17” , via an unanimous decision. That was the last time Edwards lost a match, however. Since then, Edwards has gone on a 10-fight unbeaten streak, with wins over Dominic Waters, Albert Tumenov, Vicente Luque, Bryan Barberena, Peter Sobotta, Donald Cerrone, Gunnar Nelson, Rafael dos Anjos, and Nate Diaz. So Edwards is out to revenge his loss from seven years ago.
That’s not all that’s on the main event card however. The co-main event also has former Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo facing sixth-ranked Merab Dvalishvili. Currently, Aldo is on a three-fight winning streak and Merab has also won six straight. While it’s not the big main event everyone’s talking about, it’s still bound to be one hell of a fight.
What time does UFC 278 start?
UFC 278 will start at the usual times for a UFC PPV. The early prelims start at 6:30PM EDT. With the prelims taking over at 8PM EDT and the main card starting at 10PM EDT.
The early prelims and prelims are not part of the PPV. You’ll be able to watch those on ESPN+ without buying the PPV. While the prelims will also be available on regular ESPN.
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