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UFC 278 LIVE: Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards Stream and Latest Updates

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“If they think I’m slipping, it’s going to be a bad night for them,” Usman says before confronting Edwards

Leon Edwards has a chance to become the second British champion in UFC history tonight when he challenges Kamaru Usman for welterweight gold in Salt Lake City.

Seven years ago, Usman eliminated Edwards as part of a 19-fight win streak for the Nigerian, considered by many to be the UFC’s pound-for-pound king. Edwards hasn’t lost since, however, winning nine straight fights and waiting patiently for his first title fight. The Jamaican-born Briton will look to avenge his loss to Usman and leave Utah as champion tonight, with the welterweight title fight at the top of what should be a fun card.

In the co-main event, former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold returns to the Octagon after a three-year absence. The American, who has suffered three KO defeats in his last four bouts, takes on former title challenger Paulo Costa – who poses a significant KO threat himself. Ahead of this fight, former featherweight champion Jose Aldo is chasing another shot at the bantamweight belt. The Brazilian icon takes on Merab Dvalishvili in what could be an intriguing contest at 135lbs. Follow round-by-round live updates and results from UFC 278 below:

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UFC 278 LIVE

Leon Edwards is perhaps the best welterweight in the world. There are few fighters who combine such crisp punching and efficient grappling with such an enviable ring IQ. The Jamaican-born Briton is truly the quintessential mixed martial artist, and at 170 pounds, his skills are perhaps unmatched in eclecticism. The problem is that in order to prove himself as the best in the world, Edwards must do what he already failed to do: beat Kamaru Usman in this Saturday’s main event of UFC 278.

Edwards, however, dismisses any notion that he is being dogged by his only loss in the UFC, which has given way to a nine-fight win streak that has finally given the hapless but patient 30-year-old a shot at the gold.

“I think it’s just a memory now,” said the Birmingham native of his 2015 loss to the man who now sits at the top of the league. “I watched it a couple of times. It will be two different fights; I think who is approaching [the rematch] If they think it’s going to be the exact same fight, they’re going to lose. I literally erased it from my memory, I just go in and think this is a brand new opponent.

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The early prelims are actually in the books, here’s how they played out:

Amir Albazi defeated. Francisco Figueiredo on First Round Submission (Rear Naked Choke, 4:34)

Defeated Aoriqileng. Jay Perrin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Victor Altamirano defeated. Daniel da Silva via first round TKO (ground punches, 3:39)

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Kamaru Usman (C) vs Leon Edwards 2 (Welterweight Title)

Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold (middleweight)

Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili (Bantamweight)

Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov (heavyweight)

Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker (Light Heavyweight)

Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon (Lightweight)

Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova (Women’s Bantamweight)

Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldana (Featherweight)

AJ Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa (welterweight)

Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo (Flyweight)

Aoriqileng vs. Jay Perrin (Bantamweight)

Daniel da Silva vs. Victor Altamirano (Flyweight)

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Leon Edwards has a chance to become the second British champion in UFC history tonight when he challenges Kamaru Usman for welterweight gold in Salt Lake City.

Seven years ago, Usman eliminated Edwards as part of a 19-fight win streak for the Nigerian, considered by many to be the UFC’s pound-for-pound king. Edwards hasn’t lost since, however, winning nine straight fights and waiting patiently for his first title fight. The Jamaican-born Briton will look to avenge his loss to Usman and leave Utah as champion tonight, with the welterweight title fight at the top of what should be a fun card.

In the co-main event, former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold returns to the Octagon after a three-year absence. The American, who has suffered three KO defeats in his last four bouts, takes on former title challenger Paulo Costa – who poses a significant KO threat himself. Ahead of this fight, former featherweight champion Jose Aldo is chasing another shot at the bantamweight belt. The Brazilian icon takes on Merab Dvalishvili in what could be an intriguing contest at 135lbs.

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