UFC is set for its PPV debut in Utah. The Beehive State plays host to UFC 278 on Saturday with a title headliner close behind. Welterweight champion and pound-for-pound ruler Kamaru Usman hopes to expand his bewildering series of wins when he takes on strong competitor Leon Edwards from inside the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
Usman and Edwards both carry extensive series of wins to their conflict. Usman has won 19 straight sessions, including five effective title guards since catching the belt in March 2019. Edwards is on a nine-battle series of wins. His latest misfortune came against Usman when the two battled in December 2015.
Furthermore, an exceptionally expected session at middleweight is set for the PPV card when previous top dog Luke Rockhold makes his re-visitation of 185 pounds to take on previous title challenger Paulo Costa. Rockhold has not gotten back to the Octagon since a one-battle stay to light heavyweight in 2019 where he was deafeningly taken out by Jan Blachowicz. Rockhold has just battled multiple times beginning around 2016, including the dazzling TKO misfortune to Michael Bisping to drop the 185-pound title. Costa, in the mean time, began his profession an ideal 13-0 yet has lost two in succession starting around 2020, including a TKO misfortune to Israel Adesanya for the title.
The card likewise includes a few rising possibilities seeking become well known. Light heavyweight Tyson Pedro is hoping to proceed with his triumphant ways when he meets Henry Hunsucker to open the PPV. Pedro got back from a four-year cutback in April to score a TKO over Ike Villanueva. Additionally, undefeated heavyweight Alexander Romanov is set to take on veteran Marcin Tybura on the prelims. Romanov is 16-0 with 15 stoppages such a long ways in his profession, nine of which have dropped by accommodation. Likewise, Sean Woodson is back in a featherweight challenge against Luis Saldana.
That and considerably more are at hand for Aug. 20 in Salt Lake City. Make certain to remain locked to this page for the most recent news and updates to the battle card.