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UFC 278

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will return to Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sat., Aug. 20, 2022, for the first time in more than five years, headlined by a meaningful Welterweight championship rematch that will see dominant division kingpin, Kamaru Usman, run it back with No. 2-ranked contender, Leon Edwards. UFC 278's co-main event on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) will feature the return of former Middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, looking to get back in the title mix after a self-imposed, three-year hiatus against No. 4-seeded Brazilian wrecking ball, Paulo Costa. And last but not least, former Featherweight champion and all-time great, Jose Aldo, returns to Bantamweight PPV action, too! We'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 278 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more from "The Beehive State" right here before, during and well after the ESPN+-streamed live PPV show concludes.

Usman, Aldo Lead UFC 278 Payouts

UFC 278 payouts: Kamaru Usman, Jose Aldo lead Salt Lake City salaries for the pay-per-view (PPV) event held last August at Vivint Arena in Utah.

Usman Responds To Mouthy McCritic

Conor McGregor scolded former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for bringing his daughter to UFC 278 but "The Nigerian Nightmare" believes "Notorious" missed the mark.

Midnight Mania! Usman Responds To PED Accusations

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Rockhold Not Closing The Door On Possible MMA Return

Luke Rockhold says he will never fully close the door on a potential return to MMA after announcing his retirement following his loss to Paulo Costa at UFC 278.

St-Pierre: ‘Amazing’ Edwards May Have Scarred Usman

Georges St-Pierre, who also suffered a shocking upset knockout loss, explains the challenges Kamaru Usman is facing upon his UFC welterweight return in early 2023.

Team Edwards Dismisses ‘Redneck’ Covington

Leon Edwards will not be fighting "redneck" Colby Covington after the way "Chaos" dismissed "Rocky" when they were both hungry welterweight contenders.

Midnight Mania: Cheating? What Cheating?!?

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‘It Was F—king Magic’

Joe Rogan is still in awe of Leon Edwards’ crazy title victory.

White Responds To ‘Rocky’ Cheating Allegations

UFC President Dana White responds to cheating allegations levied against newly-crowned welterweight champion Leon Edwards in the aftermath of his Kamaru Usman knockout win in Salt Lake City.

Edwards Snubs Masvidal: ‘Get Some Wins’

Leon Edwards vs. Jorge Masvidal is off the table, according to "Rocky," because "Gamebred" lost three straight and is no longer a welterweight title contender.

Edwards Accused Of Cheating In Usman Win

Leon Edwards accused of cheating in UFC 278 victory over Kamaru Usman on Aug. 20 in Salt Lake City, leading to social media controversy among MMA fans.

‘I Could’ve Taken Him Down’

Kamaru Usman reflects on his UFC 278 loss to Leon Edwards and explains why he chose not to run out the clock against "Rocky" in their Salt Lake City title fight.

Jose Aldo’s Coach Denies Retirement Talk

While Nova Uniao coach, Andre Pederneiras, hasn’t spoken to "Scarface," he knows his long-time pupil well and is convinced the legend will return for UFC 283 in Brazil.

‘DC’ Labels Khamzat ‘Biggest Loser’ After UFC 278

Find out why Daniel Cormier believes Khamzat Chimaev lost out big time following Kamaru Usman’s knockout loss at UFC 278 last weekend.

Strickland Bashes ‘Uptight C—t’ Rockhold: ‘I’m Glad He Retired’

Find out what Sean Strickland had to say about Luke Rockhold’s performance at UFC 278 and subsequent retirement from MMA.

‘Where Was This F—king Guy 10 Years Ago?’

Anthony Smith believes Luke Rockhold would have been a bigger superstar years ago if he spoke out the way he is now.

UFC 278 ‘Fight Motion’ Video! Edwards Stuns Usman In Slow-Mo

Check out all the violence from UFC 278 with this official video sharing footage from a special super slow-motion camera.

Video! ‘Rocky’ Chants Fill U.K. Airport As Edwards Returns With Belt

Check out the hero’s welcome that Leon Edwards received earlier this week in U.K. following his title win at UFC 278.

Costa Undergoes Surgery, Out For The Year

UFC middleweight Paulo Costa undergoes surgery, likely done until 2023 after his unanimous decision victory over Luke Rockhold at UFC 278 last weekend in Salt Lake City.

Fans Try To Cancel Din Thomas, ‘Dinyero’ Responds

UFC Twitter fans went after Din Thomas for calling Leon Edwards "broken" during his Kamaru Usman title fight but "Dinyero" is not apologizing for his analysis.

Midnight Mania! Back Of The Line, Jorge!

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‘I Was In There With A Lesser Man’

Luke Rockhold’s last fight of his MMA career is one fans definitely won’t forget.

Stunned Usman Reacts In New Backstage Video

Kamaru Usman "Anatomy of a Fighter" video features the former welterweight champion reacting to his Leon Edwards loss at UFC 278 in Salt Lake City.

Midnight Mania! Rockhold Rages Against Paul Criticism: ‘Shut The F—k Up!’

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Attention Seekers! McGregor And Paul Are ‘Pathetic’

Belal Muhammad doesn’t see any reason to kick someone when they’re down.

No Respect! ‘Dana F—ked Me From The Start’

Luke Rockhold may have come up short in the final fight of his MMA career but that hasn’t stopped him from expressing himself as only he can.

Masvidal Torches ‘Has Been’ Cormier

Jorge Masvidal erupted on Daniel Cormier after "DC" advised Leon Edwards to pass on a potential "Gamebred" title fight following his Kamaru Usman win at UFC 278.

Planned, Drilled, Executed!

Video: Leon Edwards head kick knockout of Kamaru Usman was planned and drilled in "Rocky’s" training camp leading up to UFC 278 on Aug. 20 in Salt Lake City.

Midnight Mania! ‘The Rosa Parks Of British Fighters’

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‘I’m Talking Hail Mary In The Super Bowl’

Kamaru Usman has nothing but praise for the new UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards.

The Juice Is Loose!

Paulo Costa "secret juice" explained on The MMA Hour after "The Eraser" defeated Luke Rockhold at UFC 278 on Aug. 20 in Salt Lake City.

‘Upset’ Khabib Worried Usman May Never Recover

Former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is worried that ex-welterweight titleholder Kamaru Usman may never recover after getting knocked out by Leon Edwards at UFC 278 in Salt Lake City.

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