Total surprise at the UFC! When it seemed that Kamaru Usman was going to retain the title from him again, Leon Edwards unleashed a brutal kick to drop the Nigerian and claim the Welterweight world title.
Edwards had already given the big surprise in the first round by knocking down Kamaru, who fell to the canvas for the first time in his history. However, the following assaults were for Usman.
However, by the end of the fifth round, Leon Edwards unleashed a brutal high kick to drop the Nigerian and be crowned as the new Welterweight champion.
UFC 278 | Usman vs. Edwards 2
Usman vs. Edwards 2: UFC 278 token
|UFC 278||Usman vs. Edwards 2|
|When do they fight?||Saturday August 20|
|Where?||VivinT Arena from Utah|
|What time?||5.00 pm (Peruvian time)|
|On what channel?||ESPN and StarPlus|
Kamaru Usman, considered the best pound-for-pound currently in the world of mixed martial arts, will face off again with Leon Edwards, who threatens to take the division crown from him. The last time they met was in 2015, when ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ prevailed.
“Kamaru has improved his striking, but I come into this event with the mentality of becoming a 170-pound champion,” Leon Edwards said at the weigh-in. For his part, Usman assured that, although he respects him, he “has become disrespectful.”
What time is UFC 278, with Usman vs. Edwards 2?
The preliminaries of UFC 278 will start at 7:00 p.m. (Peruvian time), while the stellar ones, such as the Usman vs. Edwards 2are scheduled for 9:00 pm (Peruvian time).
- Mexico: 7:00 pm (preliminaries) / 9:00 pm (stars)
- Peru: 7.00 pm / 9.00 pm (stellar)
- Ecuador: 7.00 pm / 9.00 pm (stellar)
- Colombia: 7.00 pm / 9.00 pm (stellar)
- Bolivia: 8:00 pm / 10:00 pm (star)
- Venezuela: 8.00 pm / 10.00 pm (stellar)
- Paraguay: 8:00 pm / 10:00 pm (star)
- Chile: 8.00 pm / 10.00 pm (stellar)
- Argentina: 9.00 pm / 11.00 pm (star)
- Uruguay: 9.00 pm / 11.00 pm (star)
- Brazil: 9:00 pm / 11:00 pm (stellar).
On which channel to watch UFC 278 Usman vs. Edwards 2?
The transmission of UFC 278 Fight Night LIVE and DIRECT will be in charge of ESPN for all of Latin America. However, Star Battles will be viewed ONLY on the Star Plus streaming app.
How to watch UFC 278 Usman vs. Edwards 2 on ESPN?
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|Argentina||621 SD and 1621 HD (DirecTV), 22 analog and 103 Digital/HD (Cablevision), 104 Digital and 1009 HD (Telecentro), 24 SD and 154 HD (Antina), 14 analog, 102 Digital and 1000 HD (Supercanal).|
|Uruguay||621 SD and 1621 HD (DirectTV).|
|Colombia||621 SD and 1621 HD (DirecTV), 483 SD and 884 HD (Movistar TV), 511 SD and 1511 HD (Claro TV, cable), 510 SD and 540 HD (Claro TV, satellite).|
|Chili||621 SD and 1621 HD (DirecTV), 480 SD and 884 HD (Movistar TV), 174 SD and 474 HD (Claro TV); 49 (Santiago), 53 (Valparaíso), 55 (Concepción) and 841 HD (VTR).|
|Ecuador||621 SD and 1621 HD (DirecTV), 200 SD and 730 HD (Cable TV Group), 302 SD and 703 HD (CNT).|
|bolivian||54 (Cotas), 508 SD and 701 HD (Tigo), 40 (Entel), 105 and 507 SD and 508 HD (Inter Satellite).|
|Paraguayan||63 SD and 124 HD (Claro TV).|
|vebezuela||621 SD (SimpleTV), 483 SD (Movistar TV), 105 HD (Inter Satellite).|
How to watch UFC 278 Usman vs. Edwards 2 on Star Plus?
To access Star Plus and view the UFC 278, you must register with your personal data on the website of this streaming service. Go to www.starplus.com and log in with your username and password. In case you are not registered, the platform offers you up to three types of subscriptions so that you can enjoy all the available content.
UFC 278 undercard
- Leonardo Santos (Brazil) vs. Jared Gordon (USA)
- Wu Yanan (China) vs. Lucie Podilova (Czech Republic)
- Sean Woodson (USA) vs. Luis Saldaña (Mexico/USA)
- Miranda Maverick (USA) vs. Shanna Young (USA).
- Kamaru Usman (Nigeria) vs. Leon Edwards (Jamaica/England)
- Paulo Costa (Brazil) vs. Luck Rockhold (USA)
- Jose Aldo (Brazil) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (Georgia/USA)
- Marcin Tybura (Poland) vs. Alexander Romanov (Moldova)
- Tyson Pedro (Australia) vs. Harry Hunsucker (USA).}
Kamaru Usman record
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Date of Birth: May 11, 1987
- Height: 1.80m
- Weight: 169 lbs. (77 kg)
- number of fights: twenty-one
- Record: 20-1 (9 KOs)
Record Leon Edwards
- Nationality: Jamaica (Great Britain)
- Date of Birth: August 25, 1991
- Height: 1.88m
- Weight: 169 lbs. (77 kg)
- number of fights: 23
- Record: 19-3-1 (6 KOs)
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Leon Edwards is the new Welterweight champion after knocking out Kamaru Usman!
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