UFC 278: Usman vs Edwards 2 Card, Date, Time, Location, Tickets

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UFC 278 PPV will be the ninth PPV event from the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the year 2022. The show is scheduled for August 20, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2 UFC Welterweight title bout will headline the event. Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold and Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvilli are other notable bouts on the show.

Keep reading to get the complete details from UFC 278: Usman vs Edwards 2 PPV.

Event Info

  • Event: UFC 278
  • Date: August 20, 2022
  • Main Card Start Time: 10 PM ET
  • Prelims Start Time: 08:00 PM ET
  • Early Prelims Start Time: 06:30 PM ET
  • Location: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, US
  • Desk analysts: Anthony Smith & Din Thomas
  • Cageside commentators: Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier & Joe Anik(lead commentator)
  • In Ring announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Roving reporter: Megan Olivi


The tickets for UFC 278 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT, can be purchased from the below link. The ticket prices start from $424.

Fight Card

Main Card

  • Main Event: Kamaru Usman(c) vs Leon Edwards (UFC Welterweight Championship bout) | Live Blog
  • Co-Main: Event: Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold (Middleweight Bout) | Live Blog
  • Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvilli(bantamweight bout) | Live Blog
  • Lucie Pudilova vs Wu Yanan (Women Bantamweight Bout)
  • Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker (Light Heavyweight Bout)


  • Alexander Romanov vs Marcin Tybura (Heavyweight Bout)
  • Jared Gordon vs Leonardo Santos (Lightweight Bout)
  • Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana (Featherweight Bout)
  • Ange Loosa vs AJ Fletcher ( Welterweight Bout)

Early Prelims

  • Amir Albazi vs Francisco Figueiredo (Flyweight Bout)
  • Aoriqileng vs Jay Perrin (Bantamweight Bout)
  • Victor Altamirano vs Daniel Da Silva (Flyweight Bout)

Canceled or moved bout

  • Victor Altamirano vs Jake Hadley
  • Miranda Maverick vs Shanna Young

News & Updates

August 18, 2022: Miranda Maverick posted on her Instagram that Shanna Young got hospitalized and their fight is canceled.

August 17, 2022: Jose Aldo said in an interview that he believes that he should be getting the bantamweight title shot next if he wins at this event. He also claimed that Aljamain Sterling chose TJ Dillashaw over him for a fight at UFC 280.

August 15, 2022: Luke Rockhold said in an interview with Helen Yee that a win over Paulo Costa should be good enough to get him a title shot. “I’m not going to do anything else. If I don’t get it, they don’t get it.”

June 29, 2022: Reporter Nolan King reported that Miranda Maverick vs Shanna Young bout is added to the card.

June 19, 2022: UFC officially announced the card for this event which also included five new bouts – Amir Albazi vs Francisco Figueredo, Marcin Tybura vs. Alexandr Romanov, Leonardo Santos vs Jared Gordon, Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilova and Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana.

June 15, 2022: Carlos Contreras Legaspi reported Jake Hadley withdrew from the bout due to injury. Daniel Da Silva replaced Hadley to face Victor Altamirano.

June 14, 2022: Ariel Helwani reported on his substack that UFC is working toward Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvilli bantamweight bout for this event. more details

June 14, 2022: MMA Junkie reporter Farah Hannoun reported Tyson Pedro will make his return against Harry Hunsucker.

June 11, 2022: UFC officially announced(during UFC 275) that Usman vs Edwards 2 bout will main event UFC 278 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT. more details

May 25, 2022: The Schmo Twitter Account reported that Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold bout is moved to UFC 278 from UFC 277.

May 25, 2022: EspnDeportes reported that Víctor Altamirano will fight against Jake Hadley in the flyweight division. more details

May 17, 2022: MMA Reporter Ariel Helwani reported that UFC might hold this PPV event in Salt Lake City, Utah.

May 17, 2022: Ariel Helwani reported that UFC would like Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2 on the fight card of UFC 278, but everything will depend on Usman’s recovery from hand surgery.

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