UFC 278 live stream outcomes, play-by-play updates: Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards rematch takes heart stage TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 20, 2022) inside Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, 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. Before that conflict of kinds will get underway in “The Beehive State,” former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold appears to show again the clock in opposition to Brazilian bruiser and one-time title challenger Paulo Costa. In addition, ex-featherweight champion Jose Aldo takes on bantamweight wrestling powerhouse Merab Dvalishvili, a 15-minute contest with severe title implications for the 135-pound division. Veteran bangers Wu Yanan, Lucie Pudilova, Tyson Pedro and Harry Hunsucker spherical out the ESPN+ principal card PPV motion.
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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 — Gordon def. Santos by way of unanimous choice (30-27 x3)
Luis Saldana vs. Sean Woodson — Split draw (27-29, 29-27, 28-28)
A.J. Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa — Loosa def. Fletcher by way of unanimous choice (29-27, 29-28 x2)
Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo — Albazi def. Figueiredo by way of submission (rear bare choke) at 4:34 of Round One
Aori Qileng vs. Jay Perrin — Qileng def. Perrin by way of unanimous choice (29-28×3)
Victor Altamirano vs. Daniel Da Silva — Altamirano def. da Silva by way of technical knockout (strikes) in spherical one — HIGHLIGHTS
UFC 278 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
170 lbs.: UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards
Final end result:
185 lbs.: Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold
Final end result:
135 lbs.: Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili
Final end result:
135 lbs.: Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova
Final end result:
205 lbs.: Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker
Final end result:
265 lbs.: Marcin Tybura vs. Alexandr Romanov
Final end result:
155 lbs.: Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon
Round 1: Gordon tries a 2-1. Tentative begin. One minute in. Silva falls brief with a physique kick. Hard low kick lands for him. Ref pauses to warn Santos about protecting his fingers prolonged. Two minutes in. Gordon tries to blitz, eats a knee to the physique coming in. Two-piece falls brief, jabs and low kick don’t. Good little blitz with two minutes to go.
Santos attempting 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 fingers, good low-high two-piece. Vicious flurry to the physique and head in opposition to the fence with a minute to go. Clinch. More physique work by Gordon, knee from Santos. Gordon protecting the strain on, putting within the clinch. 10-9 Gordon.
Round 2: Low kicks from Gordon. Solid 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 effectively for him thus far, however Gordon’s touchdown all the great punches. More temporary 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. Looking to tug 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.
Body work from Gordon. He’s doing a pleasant job of getting just a bit area and touchdown just a few pictures to the intestine earlier than tying again up. Separation with a minute to go. Again Gordon enters with punches, absorbing a knee on the way in which. Separation. Solid cross by Santos, who appears like he’s beginning to really feel the tempo. Gordon marches after him till the bell. 10-9 Gordon.
Round 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 a complete lot in return. Trading jabs. Two minutes in. Another 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 brief punches. Nice 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. Another proper physique shot into the clinch. He’s in cruise management. Well-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.
Final end result: Gordon def. Santos by way of unanimous choice
145 lbs.: Luis Saldana vs. Sean Woodson
Round 1: Trading kicks at a distance to start out. Nobody 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. Check 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. Check hook. He’s shifting effectively thus far, eats a physique kick, then seems to knock Woodson mindless with a test hook. Saldana tries a walkoff, however Woodson makes it to his ft, clearly nonetheless affected. Another 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 only take some extent. Two minutes to go.
More 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.
Round 2: Body kick from Saldana. Low kicks. His motion nonetheless appears good. Body kick, counter proper. One minute in. Jab from Woodson lands effectively. Clean 1-2, his first main connection of the battle. Saldana spins, falls brief, lands a combo. Low kick. Woodson sends out volleys, doesn’t land clear. Two minutes in. Saldana hundreds up, can’t join. Low kick. Body kick blocked. Nice double-leg places Saldana on prime in guard. Two minutes to go.
Woodson tries an omoplata, then wraps up a buggy choke when Saldana takes facet management. One minute to go. I imply, 10-9 Woodson? Striking was shut this spherical and he had Saldana in a submission for 2 full minutes.
Round 3: Woodson persevering with to advance. Solid left hand after consuming low kicks. Nice jabs. Clean 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. Another degree change by Saldana, lands a knee earlier than separating. Both land combos. Two minutes to go.
Low kick by Saldana. Woodson counter proper, jab upstairs. More Saldana low kicks. They commerce rear fingers. More Saldana low kicks, counters from Woodson. Saldana shoots, denied. One minute to go. Saldana tries to spin once more. Both join with proper fingers, then lefts. Looping uppercut by Saldana, tries to spin once more. Woodson counters a takedown, then grabs a entrance headlock. 10-9 Woodson? Not numerous clear hits however he landed them.
Final end result: Split draw
170 lbs.: A.J. Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa
Round 1: Solid 1-2 from Fletcher. Loosa low kick and jab. Hard proper cross by Fletcher, then an elbow behind it. One minute in. Wheel kick try simply misses. Loosa solutions with a leg kick. Check 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 wanting sharp tonight. Two minutes in. Nice physique shot by Loosa, low kick quickly after. Fletcher lands his personal physique pictures. Another proper downstairs. Head kick makes an attempt from each. Hard proper downstairs lands for Fletcher. Two minutes to go.
Jab-elbow try, Loosa appears for his personal degree elbow. Body jab. Fletcher sneaks in a head kick as Loosa throws. Body kick met by a Loosa physique shot. Big proper cross from Loosa, then one other that rattles Fletcher. Fletcher seems to get his wits again, absorbs one other two clear proper fingers not lengthy after. One minute to go. Loosa beginning to open up, solutions a physique kick with extra proper fingers 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.
Round 2: Fletcher low kick, Loosa proper fingers. 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. Nice exchanges a minute in. Loosa 1-1-2. Fletcher physique shot. Continuing to commerce at shut vary. Both land good physique kicks and Loosa responds with a takedown. Good scramble by Fletcher to get again to his ft two minutes in. Clean rights from each, Loosa getting the higher of it. Continuing to land effectively. Fletcher marching by means of all of it. There’s some good pocket work by Fletcher. Two minutes to go.
Fletcher out of the blue finds momentum and Loosa’s reeling. Fletcher emptying the tank in opposition to the fence. Loosa someway manages to outlive and fights off a degree change. One minute to go. Front headlock for Loosa. Stalemate. Short proper fingers from Loosa. 10-9 Fletcher.
Round 3: Fletcher appears just like the extra bored with the 2. He slips throwing a kick, tries to shoot, denied. Shots from Loosa on the way in which up. 1-2. Combinations touchdown. Fletcher shoots a minute in, no cube. Loosa pounding from turtle, takes half guard after an unpleasant roll try. Brutal elbows. Fletcher’s utterly gassed. Loosa settles down, continues to chip away from half guard. Two minutes to go.
More laborious pictures by Loosa. Not searching for the end, simply persevering with to work. Fletcher tries to sit down up however he’s received nothing left with a minute to go. This continues till the bell. 10-8 Loosa.
Final end result: Loosa def. Fletcher by way of unanimous choice
125 lbs.: Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo
Round 1: Figueiredo opens with physique kicks. Keeping Albazi at bay early. More low kicks, extra physique kicks. One minute in. Albazi catches an inside low kick for a takedown into guard. Solid elbow, searching for 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 fingers 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 prime in half guard. Figueiredo turns for a leg, no cube. Albazi searching for the again with a minute to go. One hook in and he instantly wraps up the RNC to pressure the faucet.
Final end result: Albazi def. Figueiredo by way of submission (rear bare choke)
135 lbs.: Aori Qileng vs. Jay Perrin
Round 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. Nice shot to the physique from Perrin, with Qileng attempting to provoke a clinch nevertheless it wasn’t there. Overhand proper from Qileng finds a house, then a counter left hook that wobbled Perrin. Qileng attempting to pour it on with a flying knee, however Perrin grabs him and turns him into the fence, giving him time to recuperate. Qileng will get off the fence, then drills him with a pleasant uppercut on the break. Big 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 may sense it and scored a pleasant takedown with about 20 seconds to go within the spherical. 10-9 Qileng.
Round 2: Both fighters come out swinging to start out the second, with Qileng drilling that overhand proper then a flying knee that Perrin someway 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 capable of get into full guard and begin to work his method up the fence. On the restart, Qileng stored firing that overhand proper, which he drilled Perrin with repeatedly. Perrin waived it off like they didn’t harm, 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, nevertheless it was actual shut.
Round 3: Hard 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 laborious elbow upstairs. Both fighters miss with excessive kicks. Nice 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 received proper again as much as his ft. Perrin performing some good work with knees to the physique alongside the cage, angling for an additional takedown, which he received, sorta, briefly earlier than Qileng was again up on his ft. Another good elbow from Perrin within the clinch, and one other, as Qileng appears to be content material to only 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. Nice 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.
Final end result: Qileng def. Perrin by way of unanimous choice (29-28×3)
125 lbs.: Victor Altamirano vs. Daniel Da Silva
Round 1: Both fighters contact gloves and we’re off, with Altamirano attacking early with a flying strike. The pair commerce laborious 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 somewhat shook from the pictures he’s eaten. Big physique shot from Altamirano folds da Silva, almost definitely a liver shot. He weathers some main ground-and-pound, threatens with an armbar to flee hazard. Altamirano begins to unload with laborious elbows from prime place, with da Silva attempting to submit him off his again nevertheless it’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 wanting good till the liver shot, then Altamirano was simply an excessive amount of to fend off from the highest.
Final end result: Altamirano def. da Silva by way of technical knockout (strikes) in spherical one
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