It is well known that two UFC PPV events are waiting for us in the seventh month, and the programs of these events have been known for a long time. The UFC is preparing a good program over the summer, and now the program of PPV events they are preparing for the eighth month is well known.
UFC 278 is the name of the event that will take place on August 20 (the eighth month) in Salt Lake City. Kamara Usman and Leon Edwards will lead the event by fighting for the welterweight champion. The Nigerian has 15 wins in as many UFC appearances and has defended his title five times.
Usman fought Edwards back in 2015 and defeated him by unanimous decision. Both fighters did a lot of good things after that match. Usman, as mentioned, has reached the title of champion, and Leon Edwards is also on a great winning streak.
The 30-year-old from Birmingham recorded nine wins in his next ten appearances after losing to Usman. The match against Belal Muhammad ended with a "no contest" due to an unintentional stab in Belal's eye. Edwards has been waiting a long time for the opportunity to attack the belt, and in the second half of the eighth month, he will have the biggest match of his career so far.
Jose Aldo and Merab Dvalishvili will fight in the title fight of the evening. It will be a showdown between third-ranked (Aldo) and sixth-ranked (Dvalishvili) bantamweight challengers. The winner could become the next title challenger in that category.
Luke Rockhold will return to the cage after more than three years, and the opponent of the former middleweight champion will be Paulo Costa. Fighters such as Alexander Romanov (vs. Marcin Tybura), Tyson Pedro (vs. Harry Hunsucker), Amir Albazi (vs.
Francisco Figueiredo), etc. will also perform at this event. A total of 12 fights are on the program of this event, and you can read the complete schedule here.
UFC 278 - Fight Schedule:
- Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards
- Jose Aldo vs.
- Luke Rockhold Paulo Costa
- Amir Albazi Francisco Figueiredo
- Marcin Tybura vs. Alexandr Romanov
- Leonardo Santos Jared Gordon
- Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova
- Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker
- Daniel Lacerda Victor Altamirano
- Aoriqileng Jay Perrin
- A.J. Fletcher Vs. Ange Loosa
- Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldana