UFC 278 reside stream outcomes, play-by-play updates: Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards rematch takes middle stage TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 20, 2022) inside Vivint Area in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah, a five-round welterweight title battle that can see “The Nigerian Nightmare” defend his 170-pound strap in opposition to longtime nemesis Leon Edwards. Earlier than that conflict of kinds will get underway in “The Beehive State,” former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold appears to be like to show again the clock in opposition to Brazilian bruiser and one-time title challenger Paulo Costa. As well as, ex-featherweight champion Jose Aldo takes on bantamweight wrestling powerhouse Merab Dvalishvili, a 15-minute contest with critical title implications for the 135-pound division. Veteran bangers Wu Yanan, Lucie Pudilova, Tyson Pedro and Harry Hunsucker spherical out the ESPN+ foremost card PPV motion.
MMAmania.com will ship LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow protection of all the UFC 278 battle card under, beginning with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. ET, adopted by the remaining undercard steadiness on ABC/ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, earlier than the PPV foremost card begin time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.
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UFC 278 QUICK RESULTS:
Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards
Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold
Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili
Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova
Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker
Marcin Tybura vs. Alexandr Romanov
Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon
Luis Saldana vs. Sean Woodson — Break up draw (27-29, 29-27, 28-28)
A.J. Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa — Loosa def. Fletcher by unanimous choice (29-27, 29-28 x2)
Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo — Albazi def. Figueiredo through submission (rear bare choke) at 4:34 of Spherical One
Aori Qileng vs. Jay Perrin — Qileng def. Perrin through unanimous choice (29-28×3)
Victor Altamirano vs. Daniel Da Silva — Altamirano def. da Silva through technical knockout (strikes) in spherical one — HIGHLIGHTS
UFC 278 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
170 lbs.: UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards
185 lbs.: Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold
135 lbs.: Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili
135 lbs.: Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova
205 lbs.: Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker
265 lbs.: Marcin Tybura vs. Alexandr Romanov
155 lbs.: Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon
Spherical 1: Gordon tries a 2-1. Tentative begin. One minute in. Silva falls quick with a physique kick. Onerous low kick lands for him. Ref pauses to warn Santos about preserving his fingers prolonged. Two minutes in. Gordon tries to blitz, eats a knee to the physique coming in. Two-piece falls quick, jabs and low kick don’t. Good little blitz with two minutes to go.
Santos making an attempt to catch him coming in with knees and elbows. Some heavy kicks from him, eats an overhand proper inside. Gordon a lot busier along with his arms, good low-high two-piece. Vicious flurry to the physique and head in opposition to the fence with a minute to go. Clinch. Extra physique work by Gordon, knee from Santos. Gordon preserving the strain on, placing within the clinch. 10-9 Gordon.
Spherical 2: Low kicks from Gordon. Strong knee by Santos. Gordon ties up and hauls him to the fence. Separation, again in, separation. Clinch knee from Santos a minute in. They’re working properly for him thus far, however Gordon’s touchdown all the great punches. Extra transient clinches. Gordon flurry, Santos head kick try. Nasty elbow by Santos as he eats punches two minutes in. Santos blasts in with a shot and wraps up the physique lock. Trying to pull Gordon all the way down to take the again. Gordon turns to face him and presses him in opposition to the fence. Knees to the thigh. Two minutes to go.
Physique work from Gordon. He’s doing a pleasant job of getting just a bit house and touchdown a couple of pictures to the intestine earlier than tying again up. Separation with a minute to go. Once more Gordon enters with punches, absorbing a knee on the way in which. Separation. Strong cross by Santos, who appears to be like like he’s beginning to really feel the tempo. Gordon marches after him till the bell. 10-9 Gordon.
Spherical 3: Santos lands a low kick, eats an overhand proper. Low kicks from Gordon. Lead proper downstairs. One minute in. Gordon persevering with to push ahead. Flurry on the fence. Santos not providing an entire lot in return. Buying and selling jabs. Two minutes in. One other flurry from Gordon. Santos’ solely constant offense has been his knees inside and people are getting rarer. Gordon digs one other physique shot as he enters the clinch and continues to go to work with quick punches. Good proper downstairs, then one other and a few head pictures behind it. Two minutes to go.
Gordon simply marching after him, slams one other proper to the midsection and clinches. Punches on the break. One other proper physique shot into the clinch. He’s in cruise management. Effectively-timed double-leg by Santos, can’t drive by means of. Gordon touchdown punches from sprawl place with a minute to go. Hammerfists piling up. Santos will get him to the fence, tries to spin, eats punches on the bell. 10-9 Gordon.
145 lbs.: Luis Saldana vs. Sean Woodson
Spherical 1: Buying and selling kicks at a distance to start out. No one touchdown clear but. Woodson tries a 1-2 behind a spin. One minute in. Saldana to the physique, journeys him up with a low kick. Woodson stalking. Saldana catches a kick, can’t use it, lands a low kick. Test left hook and physique kick. Woodson lands a jab, absorbs a spinning again fist, lands a physique kick two minutes in. Straight left. Low kick by Saldana. Test hook. He’s transferring properly thus far, eats a physique kick, then seems to knock Woodson mindless with a examine hook. Saldana tries a walkoff, however Woodson makes it to his toes, clearly nonetheless affected. One other jab sends Woodson to the mat, and a taunting Saldana runs in and blasts him with an unlawful knee earlier than knocking him unconscious with punches. The ref pauses and, unbelievably, lets Woodson proceed, electing to simply take some extent. Two minutes to go.
Extra kicks from Saldana, Woodson nonetheless advancing. Woodson punches into the clinch. Saldana tries an elbow on the break. Low kick, left hook. One minute to go. Low kick journeys Woodson up. Saldana tries a Superman punch off the cage. 9-9.
Spherical 2: Physique kick from Saldana. Low kicks. His motion nonetheless appears to be like good. Physique kick, counter proper. One minute in. Jab from Woodson lands properly. Clear 1-2, his first main connection of the battle. Saldana spins, falls quick, lands a combo. Low kick. Woodson sends out volleys, doesn’t land clear. Two minutes in. Saldana masses up, can’t join. Low kick. Physique kick blocked. Good double-leg places Saldana on high in guard. Two minutes to go.
Woodson tries an omoplata, then wraps up a buggy choke when Saldana takes aspect management. One minute to go. I imply, 10-9 Woodson? Putting was shut this spherical and he had Saldana in a submission for 2 full minutes.
Spherical 3: Woodson persevering with to advance. Strong left hand after consuming low kicks. Good jabs. Clear straight left. Cross counter to mixture a minute in. Reactive shot from Saldana, eats elbows, will get the physique lock. Woodson holding onto a kimura grip. Saldana tries a spinning again fist on the break two minutes in. Counter proper by Woodson. One other degree change by Saldana, lands a knee earlier than separating. Each land combos. Two minutes to go.
Low kick by Saldana. Woodson counter proper, jab upstairs. Extra Saldana low kicks. They commerce rear arms. Extra Saldana low kicks, counters from Woodson. Saldana shoots, denied. One minute to go. Saldana tries to spin once more. Each join with proper arms, then lefts. Looping uppercut by Saldana, tries to spin once more. Woodson counters a takedown, then grabs a entrance headlock. 10-9 Woodson? Not plenty of clear hits however he landed them.
Closing outcome: Break up draw
170 lbs.: A.J. Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa
Spherical 1: Strong 1-2 from Fletcher. Loosa low kick and jab. Onerous proper cross by Fletcher, then an elbow behind it. One minute in. Wheel kick try simply misses. Loosa solutions with a leg kick. Test hook by Fletcher, eats a physique kick in return. Loosa shoots, denied. Uppercut and entrance kick land for Fletcher, then a counter proper to reply a physique kick. He’s trying sharp tonight. Two minutes in. Good physique shot by Loosa, low kick quickly after. Fletcher lands his personal physique pictures. One other proper downstairs. Head kick makes an attempt from each. Onerous proper downstairs lands for Fletcher. Two minutes to go.
Jab-elbow try, Loosa appears to be like for his personal degree elbow. Physique jab. Fletcher sneaks in a head kick as Loosa throws. Physique kick met by a Loosa physique shot. Huge proper cross from Loosa, then one other that rattles Fletcher. Fletcher seems to get his wits again, absorbs one other two clear proper arms not lengthy after. One minute to go. Loosa beginning to open up, solutions a physique kick with extra proper arms and places him on the fence. Knee and proper hand by Loosa on the break. 1-2, then one other heavy proper cross. Uppercut to takedown on the bell. 10-9 Loosa.
Spherical 2: Fletcher low kick, Loosa proper arms. Loosa simply can’t miss with that punch proper now. Now as a jab. He’s actually discovered his groove however Fletcher’s nonetheless coming. Good exchanges a minute in. Loosa 1-1-2. Fletcher physique shot. Persevering with to commerce at shut vary. Each land good physique kicks and Loosa responds with a takedown. Good scramble by Fletcher to get again to his toes two minutes in. Clear rights from each, Loosa getting the higher of it. Persevering with to land properly. Fletcher marching by means of all of it. There’s some good pocket work by Fletcher. Two minutes to go.
Fletcher all of a sudden finds momentum and Loosa’s reeling. Fletcher emptying the tank in opposition to the fence. Loosa one way or the other manages to outlive and fights off a degree change. One minute to go. Entrance headlock for Loosa. Stalemate. Quick proper arms from Loosa. 10-9 Fletcher.
Spherical 3: Fletcher appears to be like just like the extra bored with the 2. He slips throwing a kick, tries to shoot, denied. Photographs from Loosa on the way in which up. 1-2. Combos touchdown. Fletcher shoots a minute in, no cube. Loosa pounding from turtle, takes half guard after an unpleasant roll try. Brutal elbows. Fletcher’s fully gassed. Loosa settles down, continues to chip away from half guard. Two minutes to go.
Extra exhausting pictures by Loosa. Not in search of the end, simply persevering with to work. Fletcher tries to take a seat up however he’s acquired nothing left with a minute to go. This continues till the bell. 10-8 Loosa.
Closing outcome: Loosa def. Fletcher by unanimous choice
125 lbs.: Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo
Spherical 1: Figueiredo opens with physique kicks. Maintaining Albazi at bay early. Extra low kicks, extra physique kicks. One minute in. Albazi catches an inside low kick for a takedown into guard. Strong elbow, in search of half guard in opposition to the fence. Figueiredo regains guard. Elbow by Albazi two minutes in. He briefly considers an arm triangle earlier than Figueiredo regains guard once more. Brutal proper arms by Albazi, however Figueiredo makes use of the chance to face. Albazi tries an inside journey, denied. Two minutes to go.
Stiff jab by Figueiredo, then a straight left. Albazi ties up and places him on the fence, then takes him down regardless of Figueiredo grabbing the fence. On high in half guard. Figueiredo turns for a leg, no cube. Albazi in search of the again with a minute to go. One hook in and he instantly wraps up the RNC to pressure the faucet.
Closing outcome: Albazi def. Figueiredo by submission (rear bare choke)
135 lbs.: Aori Qileng vs. Jay Perrin
Spherical 1: Qileng opens with a low kick the misses, with Perrin countering with a entrance kick. Perrin tries one other entrance kick and Qileng catches it, with Perrin rolling backward to interrupt free. Good shot to the physique from Perrin, with Qileng making an attempt to provoke a clinch but it surely wasn’t there. Overhand proper from Qileng finds a house, then a counter left hook that wobbled Perrin. Qileng making an attempt to pour it on with a flying knee, however Perrin grabs him and turns him into the fence, giving him time to get well. Qileng will get off the fence, then drills him with a pleasant uppercut on the break. Huge left, then one other over hand proper from Qileng that did some injury. Low kick from Perrin, with a tough proper hand from Qileng after which a tough low kick from the Mongolian. Left hook from Qileng, who appears to be discovering his rhythm. Perrin might sense it and scored a pleasant takedown with about 20 seconds to go within the spherical. 10-9 Qileng.
Spherical 2: Each fighters come out swinging to start out the second, with Qileng drilling that overhand proper then a flying knee that Perrin one way or the other ate with out buckling. Qileng launched a kick alongside the fence, which Perrin caught and changed into a takedown. Working from half guard, Perrin touchdown rabbit punches to Qileng’s face. Qileng was in a position to get into full guard and begin to work his means up the fence. On the restart, Qileng saved firing that overhand proper, which he drilled Perrin with repeatedly. Perrin waived it off like they didn’t damage, a transparent signal that they did. Low kick from Qileng, with Perrin getting deep on a double-leg takedown in transition, however he was unable to get it to the bottom. Perrin with a pleasant elbow on the break, then a tough left hand, with Qileng countering with that proper hand. 10-9 Perrin, but it surely was actual shut.
Spherical 3: Onerous proper from Qileng to start out the third and remaining body, with Perrin displaying a way of urgency straight out the gate. He mushed Qileng up in opposition to the fence and unloaded some exhausting elbow upstairs. Each fighters miss with excessive kicks. Good left hook from Perrin, however a greater overhand proper from Qileng proper after. Perrin with a stable mixture, which he changed into a candy takedown, however Qileng acquired proper again as much as his toes. Perrin performing some good work with knees to the physique alongside the cage, angling for one more takedown, which he acquired, sorta, briefly earlier than Qileng was again up on his toes. One other good elbow from Perrin within the clinch, and one other, as Qileng appears to be content material to simply stand along with his again up in opposition to the fence. One minute two go and each fighters began to swang and bang in the midst of the Octagon. Good spinning backfist from Perrin, then a entrance kick that sucked the wind out of a visibly-winded Qileng. With 15 seconds to go, each fighters simply mentioned screw it and went Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em robots till the ultimate bell. A extra clear spherical for Perrin 10-9. Will come all the way down to spherical two on the judges scorecards.
Closing outcome: Qileng def. Perrin through unanimous choice (29-28×3)
125 lbs.: Victor Altamirano vs. Daniel Da Silva
Spherical 1: Each fighters contact gloves and we’re off, with Altamirano attacking early with a flying strike. The pair commerce exhausting pictures in the midst of the cage and we’re off. da Silva connects with an enormous proper hand that drops Altamirano, he adopted it up with one other shot however he popped off the canvas like toast. da Silva chasing Altamirano, who seems nonetheless a little bit shook from the pictures he’s eaten. Huge physique shot from Altamirano folds da Silva, most certainly a liver shot. He weathers some main ground-and-pound, threatens with an armbar to flee hazard. Altamirano begins to unload with exhausting elbows from high place, with da Silva making an attempt to submit him off his again but it surely’s not working. da Silva is now a bloody mess as Altamirano continues to pour it on. The referee continues to warn da Silva, and after about 100 unanswered strikes, the referee lastly steps in to cease it. da Silva was trying good till the liver shot, then Altamirano was simply an excessive amount of to fend off from the highest.
Closing outcome: Altamirano def. da Silva through technical knockout (strikes) in spherical one
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