UFC 278 was what followers come to blended martial arts for. The extremes of the game delivering on the best stage simply whenever you assume they cannot get any wilder.
Leon Edwards earned the welterweight crown simply as everybody was able to as soon as once more hand the belt to Kamaru Usman. Edwards was dominated for many of the combat earlier than a head kick within the last minute of the bout landed flush and knocked Usman out chilly. The loss snapped a 19-fight win streak for Usman and ended one of the dominant reigns of the fashionable period. Edwards prolonged his personal successful streak to 10.
Plus, Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold battled over 15 grueling minutes earlier than Costa was declared the winner. Rockhold left the whole lot he had within the cage, together with smearing his blood in Costa face within the last moments of the combat.
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UFC 278 combat card, outcomes
- Leon Edwards (c) def. Kamaru Usman by way of fifth-round knockout (head kick)
- by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Lucie Pudilova def. Wu Yanan by way of second-round TKO (elbows)
- Tyson Pedro def. Harry Hunsucker by way of first-round TKO (punches)
- Marcin Tybura def. Alexander Romanov by way of majority determination (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
- Jared Gordon def. Leonardo Santos by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldana dominated a break up draw (29-27, 27-29, 28-28)
- Ange Loosa def. A.J. Fletcher by way of unanimous determination (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Amir Albazi def. Francisco Figueiredo by way of first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
- Aori Qileng def. Jay Perrin by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Victor Altamirano def. Daniel Da Silva by way of first-round TKO (punches)
UFC 278 information
- Date: Aug. 20
- Location: Vivant Area — Salt Lake Metropolis
- Begin time: 10 p.m. ET (Primary card)
- The way to watch: ESPN+ PPV | Value: $74.99