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UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2 Live Results and Highlights

Kamaru Usman Leon Edwards UFC 278

The Octagon invades Salt Lake City for tonights UFC 278 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 2.

Usman (20-1 MMA) and Edwards (19-3 MMA) will collide for another time tonite but this time around the UFC welterweight title will undoubtedly be shared.

The pair first met in December of 2015, with The Nigerian Nightmare earning a unanimous decision victory. Since that time, Kamaru Usman went to win thirteen straight fights, this while capturing the UFC welterweight title and defending it on five straight occasions along the way.

Meanwhile, Leon Edwards went 9-0 with 1 no-contest since suffering that 2015 setback to Usman. The Birmingham native is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz in his latest effort at UFC 263.

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UFC 278 is co-headlined by way of a highly anticipated middleweight matchup featuring former division champion Luke Rockhold dealing with feared knockout artist Paulo Costa.

Paulo Costa, Luke Rockhold

Rockhold (16-5 MMA) will undoubtedly be ending a three-year hiatus when he takes to the Octagon tonite. The California native will undoubtedly be seeking to snap a two-fight losing skid, this after suffering knockout losses to Jan Blachowicz and Yoel Romero in his latest efforts.

Meanwhile, Paulo Costa (13-2 MMA) may also enter UFC 278 with hopes of ending a two-fight losing streak. The Eraser is coming off a choice loss to Marvin Vettori, that was preceded by way of a TKO loss to Israel Adesanya in a fight for the promotions middleweight title.

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Also featured on tonights main card is really a highly anticipated mens bantamweight contest between Jose Aldo and Merab Dvalishvili.

Aldo (31-7 MMA) will enter the bout sporting a three-fight winning streak, this after scoring decision victories over Marlon Vera, Pedro Munhoz and Rob Font. The MMA legend went 3-2 since making the drop to the promotions bantamweight division.

Meanwhile, Merab Dvalishvili (14-4 MMA) enters UFC 278 on a seven-fight win streak, his latest being truly a result from behind TKO victory over Marlon Moraes. Ahead of that, THE DEVICE has won six straight bouts by decision.

Get most of tonights live results and highlights below (refresh for updates):

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UFC 278 Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards

Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold

Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili

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Lucie Pudilova vs. Wu Yanan

Harry Hunsucker vs. Tyson Pedro

UFC 278 Preliminary Card (ABC/ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)

Alexandr Romanov vs. Marcin Tybura

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Jared Gordon vs. Leonardo Santos

Luis Saldana vs. Sean Woodson

A.J. Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa

UFC 278 Early Prelims (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)

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Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo

Aori Qileng vs. Jay Perrin

Victor Altamirano vs. Daniel Da Silva

That are you picking to win tonights welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards? Share your predictions in the comment section PENN Nation!

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