Join us Saturday, Aug 20th, 2022, for a LIVE ‘radio style’ play-by-play ‘watch party’ in the player above of the UFC 278 PPV (pay-per-view) MAIN CARD, with LIVE updates, commentary, results & reactions; which will begin at 10/7PM ETPT, around the start of the Main Card opener between Light Heavyweights, Tyson Pedro and Harry Hunuscker. The event is being simulcast in English & Spanish on ESPN+ from The Vivint Arena, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Throughout the telecast, our host, Matt Ryan, & co-host Brendan Sokler, will bring you all of the face-punching goodness the UFC can provide…along with the completely legal and totally not real person Dan A. White. The team will be streaming LIVE from the YELLiNG! studios inside the diner from the Series Finale of The Sopranos. Please join us and be sure to subscribe to Combat Culture on YouTube while you are there.
The UFC is showcasing a World Championship Title Bout this weekend at their UFC 278 PPV event, in a highly anticipated return to the Salt Lake area. So, we with this PPV purchase will get a title fight rematch, a Light Heavyweight brawl between two up-and-comers, a Bantamweight scrap between a fight veteran and a pheenom, among others, providing us with as much bang for our buck as the UFC can muster this month. That being said, the upcoming PPV’s after this one will be decidedly improved upon compared to this one.
As aforementioned, a highly-anticipated rematch is going down this weekend at UFC 278 in the main event, as No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter Kamaru ‘The Last Stylebender’ Usman (20-1) make this sixth straight title defense against contender, Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards (19-3), on a ten-fight undefeated streak clash once again for the Welterweight championship.
The co-main is sure to be a barnburner. We will be treated to ‘The Eraser’ Paulo Costa, now ranked No. 6 in the Middleweight division, battling it out in an effort to smash the return of former Champion, Luke Rockhold.
As if that weren’t enough excitement for one night, the UFC is also showcasing much-anticipated non-title bouts between José Aldo and Merab Dvalishvili, and Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova. Bonus excitement comes when Heavyweights, Marcin Tybura and Alexandr Romanov are pitted against one another as the Featured Prelim, to wrap up a stacked Preliminary card.
We’re all excited enough for this card to shout at the television set along with you SATURDAY NIGHT, starting 15 minutes before the PPV main card kicks off alongside Brendan Sokler, Stephanie Sottile moderating the chat and Olive being a fat baby and giving her thoughts throughout the event.
If not — or you’re just unable (or unwilling) to shell out $74.99US (for current subscribers) or a whopping $99.98 plus tax (for the PPV and ESPN+ annual subscription deal) — don’t worry, we’ve got you covered…
We’re going to call every moment of UFC 278’s PPV main card on our YouTube channel LIVE Saturday night at 10PM ET, bringing you as close to Salt Lake City as we can from our New Jersey-based studio (video player embedded above for your convenience).
Remember that Bloodyelbow.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 278 fight card right here. Tonight’s show will air as a PPV event on ESPN+. Coverage will start with three Early Preliminary card fights on FIGHT PASS, which should commence around 6PM ET, then the remaining four Featured Prelims will air on ESPN, ESPN+ AND now free on the ABC TV Network at 8PM ET. Finally, the main PPV card will air with five bouts, including the main event title fight, on ESPN+ PPV. That kicks off at 10/7PM ETPT, which is when our live stream commentary will begin for you on our Combat Culture YouTube Channel.
Here’s a look at the UFC 278: ‘Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2’ Main Event PPV fight card & current records —
ESPN+ PPV CARD | SAT. AUG 20 — 10/7PM ETPT
12. UFC Welterweight Championship/Rematch: Kamaru Usman (20-1) vs. Leon Edwards (19-3)
11. Paulo Costa (13-2) vs. Luke Rockhold (16-5)
10. José Aldo (31-7) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (14-4)
9. Lucie Pudilová (13-7) vs. Wu Yanan (13-5)
8. Tyson Pedro (8-3) vs. Harry Hunsucker (7-5)
For the AUDIO version of this stream, visit our Bloody Elbow Presents SoundCloud channel, later this weekend at:
Although we are not providing a radio-style play-by-play prelims show, we will have results posts for you here on Bloody Elbow. Here is a look at the Prelims Card with current fight records:
ABC/ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 8/5PM ETPT
7. Marcin Tybura (22-7) vs. Alexandr Romanov (16-0)
6. Jared Gordon (18-5) vs. Leonardo Santos (18-5)
5. Sean Woodson (9-1) vs. Luis Saldaña (16-7)
4. AJ Fletcher (9-1) vs. Ange Loosa (8-3)
UFC FIGHTPASS EARLY PRELIMS | 6/3PM ETPT
3. Amir Albazi (14-1) vs. Francisco Figueiredo (13-4)
2. Aoriqileng (23-9) vs. Jay Perrin (10-5)
1. Victor Altamirano (10-2) vs. Daniel da Silva (11-3)
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ALL THE GOODS ON UFC 278 LIVE STREAM INFO:
UFC 278 is exclusive to ESPN+, so if you’re looking to stream this event, non-ESPN+ subscribers will need to sign up for ESPN+ ($9.99 monthly or $99.99 annual) and then purchase UFC 278, as PPVs are only available to ESPN+ subscribers.
Besides the ability to buy the ‘Usman vs. Edwards 2’ PPV live stream, an ESPN+ subscription delivers a ton of UFC content including free UFC Fight Night live streams, highlights, and post-fight analysis. The streaming service also has plenty of other free live streams for sports including soccer, baseball, and hockey. ESPN+ offers the ability to stream live, rewind, or replay on up to 3 devices at once and is available to watch on a variety of connected devices, including Roku, Fire TV, Xbox, Apple, Google Chromecast, PlayStation, and more.
How to Catch UFC 278 Online Free: Although there is no way to (legally) watch UFC 278 for free online, there IS indeed a way to access the UFC 278 prelims live stream for FREE. Unlike the main card, the prelims will be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass and both ABC and ESPN. If you get a free trial to a live TV streaming service like DirecTV Stream or fuboTV, you’ll get a free live stream of ABC or ESPN, and be able to watch UFC 278 for free online during the prelims. When it’s time for the main card PPV portion of the show, just pull up your YouTube app and access our Combat Culture YT channel for complete Radio-Style PBP Live Commentary Watch Party for the entire five bouts on the PPV, including the title fight rematch of the year!
On Sunday, August 21st, join us for the 6th ROUND POST-FIGHT SHOW, for hot takes, possible next fights, results, and reactions to the overall event with your Bloody Elbow fight experts, Mookie Alexander & Dayne Fox. Find this in-depth analysis to the UFC 278 event after the fights on our BE Presents YouTube and SoundCloud channels:
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