UFC 278: Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 2 – Fight results!

✔ Spectacular knockout in the headlining bout! ✔ A bloody war in the co-main event!

UFC 278 was a great night of fights with a spectacular finish in the headliner!

Kamaru Usman was on his way to achieving true greatness in the sport, being compared to legends such as Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva. However, one kick from Leon Edwards changed everything! After being dominated throughout most of the fight, “Rocky” Edwards managed to knock Usman out cold with a perfectly timed headkick!

Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold put on a bloody war against Paulo Costa in the co-main event. Rockhold entered the octagon for the first time in three years with two straight losses by knockout. Despite looking good throughout the fight, an exhausted Rockhold couldn’t keep up with Costa. However, he managed to make it to the judges’ scorecards, where he lost by unanimous decision.

Check out all the results and highlights from UFC 278 here at MMAnytt!


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UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2 – Results

Main card

Started 10pm ET / 7pm PT– Live on ESPN+ PPV

  • Welterweight titlefight: Leon Edwards defeats Kamaru Usman by KO (headkick) – Round 5, 4:04
  • Middleweight: Paulo Costa defeats Luke Rockhold by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Bantamweight: Merab Dvalishvili defeats Jose Aldo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Women’s bantamweight: Lucie Pudilova defeats Yanan Wu by TKO (elbows and punches) – Round 2, 4:04
  • Light heavyweight: Tyson Pedro defeats Harry Hunsucker by TKO (front kick) – Round 1, 1:05

Prelims

Started 8pm ET / 5pm PT– Live on ESPN+

  • Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura defeats Alexander Romanov by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
  • Lightweight: Jared Gordon defeats Leonardo Santos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Featherweight: Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldana ends in a split draw (27-29, 29-27, 28-28)
  • Welterweight: Ange Loosa defeats A.J. Fletcher by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Early Prelims

Started 6.30pm ET / 4.30pm PT– Live on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+

  • Flyweight: Amir Albazi defeats Francisco Figueiredo by submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:34
  • Bantamweight: Aori Qileng defeats Jay Perrin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Flyweight: Victor Altamirano defeats Daniel Lacerda da Silva by TKO (punches and elbows) – Round 1, 3:39

 

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