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UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2

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05.12.2022 | 11:14 PM ET

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UFC 278
  • Saturday 08.20.2022 at 06:30 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ABC
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: Vivint Arena
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $4,297,655
  • Attendance: 18,321
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings: 972,000 avg viewers (ABC prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Leon Edwards   defeats   Kamaru Usman   via KO/TKO, Head Kick   4:04 Round 5 of 5, 24:04 Total Bout Page
Paulo Costa   defeats   Luke Rockhold   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Merab Dvalishvili   defeats   José Aldo   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Lucie Pudilová   defeats   Yanan Wu   via KO/TKO, Elbows from Back Mount   4:04 Round 2 of 3, 9:04 Total Bout Page
Tyson Pedro   defeats   Harry Hunsucker   via KO/TKO, Body Kick to Ground Strikes   1:05 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Marcin Tybura   defeats   Alexandr Romanov   via Decision, Majority   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jared Gordon   defeats   Leonardo Santos   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Sean Woodson   vs.   Luis Saldaña   Ends in a Draw, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Ange Loosa   defeats   AJ Fletcher   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Amir Albazi   defeats   Francisco Figueiredo   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:34 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Aoriqileng   defeats   Jay Perrin   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Victor Altamirano   defeats   Daniel da Silva   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   3:39 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

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paulopasta
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08.12.2022 | 5:47 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 3739th

Maverick vs. Young
Miranda Maverick, SUB, R2
I initially had this one by decision but I think Miranda will come hard out of the gate and submit Shanna. Probably with an RNC

gwinCLARKE2019
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08.13.2022 | 10:49 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 565 Points   |   Tied for 284th



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Mothswords
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08.13.2022 | 12:45 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 2837th

Underdogs on this card that could pull off the upset.

Edwards 
Merab
Tybura 
Perrin
Wu
Loosa 
Santos
danromanick
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08.13.2022 | 11:31 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 2197th

Costa vs Rockhold is going to be the most awkward press conference of all time. Costa is just going to yell "I'm going to smash you" and Rockhold will do his non-funny awkward routine, and it's going to be amazing
GenocidalGerbil
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08.13.2022 | 11:51 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 2957th

Good thing they're fighting and not combining forces. Together they form Pauluke Cuckold. That is something no one wants to see.
depmode33
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08.14.2022 | 1:37 AM ET

I got an Usman/Maverick parlay for this one.  Can't really see Edwards being the one to dethrone the champ. Usman is going through a rematch phase where he has beaten Masvidal twice/Colby twice and now probably Edwards twice. In terms of the Maverick fight, Shanna Young is just going to get out grappled again just like she always does.

That is probably the safest parlay to do.  Usman/Maverick. Two fighters who have defeated their upcoming opponents already earlier in their career and have individually improved even more since then.  

* Edited at 08.14.2022, 1:52 AM ET *

AC0293
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08.14.2022 | 2:11 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 240 Points   |   Tied for 4469th

Altamirano vs. da Silva
Daniel da Silva, SUB, R2
I'm going with Da Silva here. The guy has had some bad luck his first two fights in the UFC but I see a lot of potential in him. Victor is a good fighter himself though and I could very well be wrong.

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AC0293
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08.14.2022 | 2:25 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 240 Points   |   Tied for 4469th

Aoriqileng vs. Perrin
Jay Perrin, SUB, R2
Alright so Aori got a good KO win his last fight... against Cameron Else. Alright Jay Perrin got a UD loss his last fight... against a hot up and coming Mario Bautista. Jay's got a good sub game and although Aori's got some deadly striking Jay's isn't too shabby himself and knowing his opponent is prone to Submission losses I'd say he did his homework and redeems himself. That's both underdogs to start this card, but im way more confident in this one. I'll take 1 out of 2 lmao

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08.14.2022 | 3:29 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 525 Points   |   Tied for 713th

Irene Aldana vs Lucia Pudilova was the fight that got me caring about female fighters. glad to see Pudilova back in the UFC.

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AC0293
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08.14.2022 | 3:41 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 240 Points   |   Tied for 4469th

Albazi vs. Figueiredo
Francisco Figueiredo, DEC
Damn this is killing me... three in a row. But im a sorry im not betting on a guy whose been inactive in almost two years. against a Figueiredo brother

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Vasilis_Milan
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08.14.2022 | 5:31 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 125 Points   |   Tied for 4746th

Let's hope that this card will bring some money to us.
We all got ****** up to these last one
DamienHandel420
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08.14.2022 | 5:36 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 145th

Isn’t Amir a highly rated prospect. I member people being high on him, I may be wrong

Also coming from the the same nutsack as Devision, doesn’t make him devision, just like Herbert isn’t Gilbert, or Antininia isn’t Valentina 

* Edited at 08.14.2022, 5:37 AM ET *

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Daebak
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08.14.2022 | 7:28 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 565 Points   |   Tied for 316th

Tybura looks like money to me. This is a significant step up in competition for Romanov and he looked pretty sus against Juan. If he can't end it early he's going to have a bad time.
bigboy16
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08.14.2022 | 8:54 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 540 Points   |   Tied for 465th

Usman vs. Edwards II
Leon Edwards, DEC
edwards by close unanimous decision or split

Costa vs. Rockhold
Paulo Costa, TKO, R1
costa overhand knockout

Aldo vs. Dvalishvili
José Aldo, DEC
aldo dominant im moments in but 29-28

bigboy16
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08.14.2022 | 9:05 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 540 Points   |   Tied for 465th

Tybura vs. Romanov
Alexandr Romanov, TKO, R2
romanov wrestle clinic and tko finish on top mount

Pedro vs. Hunsucker
Tyson Pedro, TKO, R1
pedro by early tko, maybe guillotine choke.

Gordon vs. Santos
Jared Gordon, TKO, R2
gordon wrestling early then tko on top on an exhausted santos who cant continue

Pudilová vs. Wu
Lucie Pudilová, DEC
idfk. close decision whomever. probably pudilová.

Woodson vs. Saldaña
Sean Woodson, TKO, R3
woodson by body shots tko on a broken down saldaña late in the fight.

Maverick vs. Young
Miranda Maverick, SUB, R1
maverick early sub from her back. armbar maybe.

Fletcher vs. Loosa
AJ Fletcher, DEC
fletcher convincing but not too impressive unanimous dec. 30-27.

AyyLmaonnaise
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08.14.2022 | 9:06 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 555 Points   |   Tied for 348th

Usman vs. Edwards II
Kamaru Usman, DEC
Juiceman stops the leon hypetrain

Costa vs. Rockhold
Paulo Costa, TKO, R1
Oh Luke, 3 years off isn’t gonna help you bud

Aldo vs. Dvalishvili
José Aldo, DEC
Maybe the bookies know something I don’t but Aldo at plus money seems insane to me. I don’t see how merab wins this fight

Tybura vs. Romanov
Marcin Tybura, TKO, R3
Might switch to romanov but idk, he hasn’t been tested yet at all

Pedro vs. Hunsucker
Tyson Pedro, TKO, R1
This is such a meme fight

Gordon vs. Santos
Leonardo Santos, TKO, R1
Santos is very live before he gasses. Gordon is very fragile

Pudilová vs. Wu
Lucie Pudilová, DEC
Such a low level wmma fight. Don’t let pudilova’s record fool you, she hasn’t improved at all, just beating bad competition. She should win because yanan is that bad but she’s a fade against anyone else

Woodson vs. Saldaña
Sean Woodson, TKO, R3
Saldana is garbage. He falls off of a cliff after the first. I se woodson koing him late

Maverick vs. Young
Miranda Maverick, SUB, R1
Squash match. Why is this even being made

Fletcher vs. Loosa
Ange Loosa, DEC
Once loosa survives the first he should take over

Albazi vs. Figueiredo
Amir Albazi, DEC
Little fig is ****

Aoriqileng vs. Perrin
Aoriqileng, DEC
Fighty ready has been very good for aoriqileng. Perrin is at syndicate 💀💀💀

Altamirano vs. da Silva
Daniel da Silva, SUB, R1
Absolutely hate this pick but victor is bad. If da silva grappled esrly like he did against molina he could sub victor

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foppa420
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08.14.2022 | 9:11 AM ET

@Daebek

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 3173rd

Romanov has dropped like 30lbs since he fought Espino. He looks like a totally different person. He absolutely rag dolled Chase Sherman who's got the same measurables as Tybura.

Tybura getting choked out me thinks. 

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bigboy16
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08.14.2022 | 9:16 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 540 Points   |   Tied for 465th

Albazi vs. Figueiredo
Amir Albazi, SUB, R1
albazi easy 1st round sub. guillotine.

Aoriqileng vs. Perrin
Aoriqileng, DEC
aoriqileng by rather convincing decision. maybe some wild finish outta nowhere.

Mothswords
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08.14.2022 | 9:25 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 2837th

Usman vs. Edwards II
Kamaru Usman, DEC
This card is alot like 277, alot of fun matchups but only a few high level matchups & this is one of them. This fight is very difficult to pick. Edwards is the younger bigger guy with better stand up and improved grappling while usman is the better grappler with improved striking and more championship experience. I think whoever wins it'll be by split decision 48-47. DO NOT MAKE BIG PARLAYS ON THIS CARD THEY ARE FIGHTING IN UTAH WHO KNOWS WHAT THE UTAH STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION IS LIKE. IM ASSUMING TERRIBLE REFS AND JUDGES. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

Costa vs. Rockhold
Paulo Costa, TKO, R2
Not sure why Rockhold is fighting anymore he's way past his prime. If Costa actually shows up to fight and doesn't act like an idiot he should smash rockhold

Aldo vs. Dvalishvili
José Aldo, TKO, R2
Aldo is a grapplers nightmare. Maybe the pace of merab will give Aldo issues but I trust Aldo in a 3 round fight against most fighters

Tybura vs. Romanov
Alexandr Romanov, SUB, R3
Romanov should not be a -350 favorite that is absolutely crazy. Tybura is by far his toughest opponent outside of Juan espino. It is hard to pick against Romanov especially now that he's not a fat **** but would not be surprised if tybura gets the upset

Pedro vs. Hunsucker
Tyson Pedro, TKO, R1
This is some ******* bellator matchmaking if I've ever seen it. UFC must really love Tyson Pedro. There really wasn't anyone else they could have gave Pedro??

Gordon vs. Santos
Leonardo Santos, TKO, R1
Im.going with the underdog in Santos. Gordon doesn't do anything impressive except lay on his opponents & his best win is against Joe solecki who looked like he came in with an injury. I know Santos is old but I think he can get the early finish.

Pudilová vs. Wu
Lucie Pudilová, DEC
Pudilova seems to be improving in her fights & has fought 5 times in a year & a half compared to wu who's fought twice. I think that will help pudilova in this matchup

Woodson vs. Saldaña
Sean Woodson, DEC
I don't see any way Saldana wins this fight. I don't see Saldana out grappling Woodson & Woodson is way better on the feet

Maverick vs. Young
Miranda Maverick, TKO, R2
Borderline bellator matchmaking. I know they're both coming off wins but cmon

Fletcher vs. Loosa
Ange Loosa, DEC
Not sure why 75% are picking fletcher. He has 1 round of cardio and should be fighting at lightweight. Loosa looked decent against JDM who could be champ one day and looked decent on short notice against lazzez. I think he'll get it done in a full camp

Albazi vs. Figueiredo
Amir Albazi, DEC
Albazi is all around way better

Aoriqileng vs. Perrin
Aoriqileng, DEC
I could see perrin getting the upset especially now that he has a full camp but he hasn't really bet

Mothswords
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08.14.2022 | 9:27 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 2837th

Altamirano vs. da Silva
Victor Altamirano, TKO, R3
Da Silva is trash. I think altamirano pushes a way better pace and will cause more damage

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