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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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snakeinthegrass
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08.16.2022 | 3:40 PM ET

I wonder how Vegas is putting Merab as the favorite. 


WHAT DO THE KNOW

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HiDefff
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08.16.2022 | 3:45 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 356th

It opened nearly everywhere as a dead pick em........ If Merab is the favorite now it has nothing to do with what they know. that's just the side the money came in on. 

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Serbian Gladiator
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08.16.2022 | 3:54 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 2898th

@gwin slang

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08.16.2022 | 4:05 PM ET

snakeinthegrass

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

I don't get it man lol. insane 
Erison
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08.16.2022 | 4:21 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 5 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1614th

Merab's gas tank and pace just brings everyone down to this sloppy panic state. He's one of my favorite guys to bet on lately.

That said the only person Aldo's given up significant ground time to recently was Yan, and that was more from the accumulated striking damage than takedowns alone. 
HiDefff
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08.16.2022 | 4:54 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 356th

Damn Rockhold showing off his new chick Cole Huvane in the new embedded episode. Its wild her husband just took his own life just 6 months ago. She moved on quick. 

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Erison
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08.16.2022 | 5:09 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 5 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1614th

Luke's got some real slimy energy. Him being so dumb and bad with words probably does some good to hide how actually ****** he is. If he were smart AND an ******* it'd be dangerous.
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08.16.2022 | 5:11 PM ET

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

Getting chinned every fight will do that to your intelligence 

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Fremen
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08.16.2022 | 5:29 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1486th

Luke Rockhold vs Sean Strickland, I want to see a double knockout 
DamienHandel420
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08.16.2022 | 5:36 PM ET

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

Leon is +700 by decsion, That not bad odds, Even if I think Usman will will, If Leon wins it be by decsion as Leon Edwards is a decsionor, And Usman is tough

And for refrence, Leon by KO is +500, 

* Edited at 08.16.2022, 5:39 PM ET *

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08.16.2022 | 6:08 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 356th

Gonna bet a lot of people who I don't think will win in this one.

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Kkkomboo
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08.16.2022 | 6:25 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 4811th

Costa vs. Rockhold
Paulo Costa, TKO, R2
Luke's time was over a many many years ago, --- Costa by murder

Aldo vs. Dvalishvili
Merab Dvalishvili, TKO, R1
Epic fight, but Aldo can't eat many punches from Merab, ---- the machine by KO/TKO/sub

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Apollo5849
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08.16.2022 | 6:57 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 9 Winners, 3 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 3804th

Usman vs. Edwards II
Leon Edwards, DEC
Usman has fell in love with his hands and striking, and Edwards has good TKD and decent grappling, Edwards will peice Usman up and win the earlier rounds, and Usman will scramble for a grappling victory, similar to Jones vs Reyes, but I think it will be too late for Usman.

Costa vs. Rockhold
Paulo Costa, DEC
Unpopular prediction, but I think Costa hurts Rockhold, and Rockhold survives with grappling to slow Costa down, Costa will likely drop Luke, but I think based off Luke's recent shape and mindset, he'll fight smart enough to not take big risks to get KO'd, but will still lose on the scorecards.

Aldo vs. Dvalishvili
Merab Dvalishvili, DEC
Merab's grappling is superb, he'll nullify Aldo, and grapple to a win.

Tybura vs. Romanov
Alexandr Romanov, TKO, R3
Romanov out grapples and outworks Tybura, and gains a late GNP win.

Pedro vs. Hunsucker
Tyson Pedro, TKO, R1
Tough return for Hunsucker, Tyson's hands are dangerous, seems rejuvenated too, early KO.

Gordon vs. Santos
Leonardo Santos, DEC
Will be scrappy, and both will have their moments, but Santos' grappling will etch out a win.

Woodson vs. Saldaña
Sean Woodson, SUB, R2
Sean Woodson, has too much of everything, to beat and stop Luis.

Kniferusty
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08.16.2022 | 7:02 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 7 Winners, 2 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 4302nd

According to the UFC website  - bumped up is Pudilova/Wu to the main card, Romanov/Tybura now main prelim

Just thought that was intriguing...

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AyyLmaonnaise
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08.16.2022 | 7:04 PM ET

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

Holy shut you’re right. Why would the ufc ever do that? That fight is so low level it’s embarrassing to the sport; pudilova hasnt imprved at all, she’s still the same fighter she was 

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Kniferusty
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08.16.2022 | 7:07 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 7 Winners, 2 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 4302nd

hahaha I assume to have at least one wild 'swang & bang' for the main card fans??

Little do they know it's gonna be more like 'Swang & Miss" am I right???

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AyyLmaonnaise
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08.16.2022 | 7:09 PM ET

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

🤣🤣🤣 

I mean I can definitely see how it could be exciting but main card placement is just wild. I mean featured prelim is a good slot to get eyes on a fighter (Romanov) but you could put any other fight on the main card

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Erison
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08.16.2022 | 8:15 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 5 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1614th

It's a shame, but they do have to sell the prelims to the networks as their own package. The prelims need a main event worth watching.
dirtyreg22
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08.16.2022 | 8:21 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 500 Points   |   Tied for 1091st

Fletcher vs. Loosa
Ange Loosa, DEC
dog shot loosa by dec for me

Erison
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08.16.2022 | 8:28 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 5 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1614th

Maverick, Pedro, Albazi, Costa, Aoriquileng, Usman. Who goes in the parlay?

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