The UFC is in Salt Lake City, UT this weekend and the promotion’s top pound-for-pound male fighter is top billing. At UFC 278 Kamaru Usman will look to defend his UFC welterweight title versus Leon Edwards.
Usman and Edwards met back in 2015. Usman took that fight by unanimous decision. Neither man has lost since. Against Edwards this time around Usman will be looking for his sixth title defence, as well as rights to claim he ‘cleared out the division’.
Also on Saturday’s main card is the return of former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. He faces former title challenger Paulo Costa. In addition there’s former featherweight champion Jose Aldo taking on Merab Dvalishvili. Rounding out the main card is Lucia Pudilova vs. Wu Yanan and Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker.
The prelims are headlined by Marcin Tybura vs. Alexandr Romanov. That card also features Jared Gordon vs. Leonardo Santos and now A.J. Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa has been bumped up from the early prelims due to a fight cancellation on the featured prelims card.
There are three fights left on the early prelims. Those are now headlined by Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo.
Before these fights go down, though, we’ve got the official weigh-ins. With the title on the line in the main event, both men will need to hit no more than 170 lbs exactly. Look out for drama in the co-main. Costa struggled to make weight in his last bout. However, he has claimed to have transformed his physique since then.
You can watch all the action on the scales right here, via the live stream below. It goes live at 10:45 AM ET.
The ceremonial weigh-ins go live at 6PM ET.
Main card (10 PM ET on ESPN+ PPV):
Welterweight championship: Kamaru Usman (170) vs. Leon Edwards (170)
Middleweight: Paulo Costa (185.5) vs. Luke Rockhold (185.5)
Bantamweight: Jose Aldo (136)* vs. Merab Dvalishvili (136)
Bantamweight: Lucia Pudilova (135.5) vs. Wu Yanan (136)
Light heavyweight: Tyson Pedro (205.5) vs. Harry Hunsucker (204.5)
Prelim card (8 PM ET on ABC/ESPN/ESPN+):
Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura (252.5) vs. Alexandr Romanov (239.5)
Lightweight: Jared Gordon (155.5) vs. Leonardo Santos (156)
Featherweight: Sean Woodson (146) vs. Luis Saldana (145.5)
Flyweight : Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young **
Welterweight: A.J. Fletcher (170) vs Ange Loosa (170.5)
Early prelims (6 PM ET on ESPN/ESPN+):
Flyweight: Amir Albazi (126) vs. Francisco Figueiredo (125.5)
Bantamweight: Aoriqileng (136) vs. Jay Perrin (136)
Flyweight: Victor Altamirano (125) vs. Daniel de Silva (126)
* Second attempt.
** Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young is cancelled, after Young was hospitalized due to an illness.
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