UFC this weekend The rematch is one for the books: Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards finally meet again in UFC 278.
Usman and Edwards first met in 2015 when Usman won by decision, but both fighters have massively upped their game since – and neither has lost. Needless to say, it’s likely to be an exciting fight for Usman’s welterweight belt.
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Below is everything you need to know about UFC 278 including how to live stream Usman vs Edwards 2 online and who else to watch out for on the UFC 278 fight map.
When is UFC 278? Date, time, place
UFC 278 takes place on Saturday, August 20th at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The main card promotion starts at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Prior to the Main Event, Prelims start at 8pm ET / 5pm PT and Early Prelims start at 6pm ET / 3pm PT.
If you are in the Salt Lake City area and would like to see UFC 278 in person, visit VividSeats.com. The platform still has tickets for UFC 278 with prices starting at $100.
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How to Watch Usman vs Edwards 2 Online: Live Stream UFC 278
As with other recent UFC fights, you need an ESPN+ subscription to buy UFC 278 PPV live stream and watch Usman vs Edwards 2 online.
Here’s a breakdown of how to get the UFC 278 PPV live stream and how much it will cost depending on your current subscription status.
1. UFC 278 pay-per-view stream
Already an ESPN+ subscriber? You just need to buy UFC 278 PPV live stream on ESPN+. This costs $74.99 for existing ESPN+ subscribers and allows you to live stream Usman vs Edwards 2 on any device.
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2. ESPN+ Subscription + UFC 278 PPV
If you are not an ESPN+ subscriber and want to watch Usman vs Edwards 2 online, you need to subscribe and then buy the PPV live stream. The first way to do this is to sign up for a monthly ESPN+ subscription which costs $6.99 per month and then the UFC 278 PPV live stream for $74.99 for a total cost of $81.98 to buy.
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However, before you sign up for ESPN+, be sure to consider the ESPN+ UFC deal below.
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Another way to watch UFC 278 online as a new ESPN+ subscriber is with the ESPN+ UFC PPV bundle. This bundle includes a year of ESPN+ and a UFC PPV live stream (UFC 278 in this case).
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The ESPN+ UFC bundle is only $99.98, which is a $58 savings compared to separately purchasing an annual ESPN+ subscription (usually $69.99) and a single UFC PPV fight (74 $.99) reduced.
In other words, if you plan to use ESPN+ or watch more UFC fights in the future, we recommend you take advantage of this bundle deal.
How to watch UFC 278 online for free
Since UFC 278 is an ESPN+ exclusive PPV match, there is no (legal) way to live stream UFC 278 online for free.
However, you can watch the UFC 278 prelims online for free. Unlike the Main Event, the Prelims will be televised on regular television via ESPN and ABC. You can watch these two channels live without paying by getting a free trial of a live TV streaming service like DirecTV Stream or fuboTV and stream UFC 278 prelims online for free.
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UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2 fight card, odds
Unsurprisingly, Usman will enter the ring at UFC 278 as a favorite at -400 moneyline odds. After defeating Edwards in 2015, “The Nigerian Nightmare” has risen to the top of the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings and secured the welterweight title. He has a 21-1 professional record, with his only loss coming in his second UFC fight in 2013.
But despite Usman’s status, he faces a serious challenger in Edwards. The 30-year-old Englishman hasn’t lost a fight since Usman and has since defeated UFC greats like Donald Cerrone and last year Nate Diaz with nine wins (and one no-contest). Edwards has a very respectable professional record at 23-3-1, which should be enough to make Usman sweat. Nevertheless, experts currently consider Edwards to be the underdog with odds of +320.
Of course, Usman vs. Edwards 2 isn’t the only fight to look forward to at UFC 278. Check out the rest of the main battle map here:
Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold
Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili
Francisco Figueiredo vs. Amir Albazi
Marcin Tybura vs Alexander Romanov
Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker
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