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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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YoungCloaker
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06.15.2022 | 1:30 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 1942nd

Pedro vs. Hunsucker
Tyson Pedro, TKO, R1
Bro what 😅 they really tryna get Pedro on a win streak again

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06.15.2022 | 2:14 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 4225th

Pedro vs. Hunsucker
Tyson Pedro, DEC
Iffy record he prob coast

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06.15.2022 | 11:27 AM ET

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

Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili
Jose Aldo KO R1
Jose has the best TD defense I’ve ever seen for a striker. That will come into play here, I love Merab but with the way Moraes made him do 8 chicken dances I don’t think Jose will let him off the hook


Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker
Tyson Pedro KO R1
Respectfully to Hunsucker, how is this man still in the UFC? I understand promoting a guy like Pedro who’s been out for a bit but y’all don’t need to spoon feed him this matchup. He can beat a lot of guys at 205 but I guess they chose this out of convenience
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06.15.2022 | 7:12 PM ET

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

Jake Hadley is out. Altamirano will fight Daniel Lacerda on sep 10th

* Edited at 06.15.2022, 7:13 PM ET *

2022.06.15 8:18 PM ET

bout status update

Altamirano vs. Hadley Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2022.06.16 4:04 PM ET

bout status update

Aldo vs. Dvalishvili Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
2022.06.17 12:41 AM ET

bout announced

Victor Altamirano vs. Daniel da Silva at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Taybazza04
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06.18.2022 | 8:29 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 625 Points   |   Tied for 54th

**** just seen this ffs man Hadley had a easy win bruh 
SRB1998
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06.20.2022 | 8:52 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1415th

I wonder what else fills the main card out. The only other title fight I could see would be Esparza vs Zhang
JReynolds47
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06.20.2022 | 9:29 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 655 Points   |   Tied for 16th with 1 other

Doubt it, Esparza abusing champion privilege

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paulopasta
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06.20.2022 | 12:15 PM ET

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

I think Abu Dahbi would be ideal for that Zhang vs Esparza fight. Carla is trying to keep the belt for as long as she can before she gets annihilated by Weili. She might try to hold out a little longer than that
2022.06.20 2:23 PM ET

bout announced

Marcin Tybura vs. Alexandr Romanov at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
2022.06.20 2:24 PM ET

bout announced

Lucie Pudilová vs. Yanan Wu at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2022.06.20 2:24 PM ET

bout announced

AJ Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
2022.06.20 2:25 PM ET

bout announced

Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
AyyLmaonnaise
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06.20.2022 | 2:26 PM ET

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

Sheesh these are some bangers 

Excited to see pudiolva back; she’s getting an easy debut 

Little figgy is gonna get destroyed but good grappler vs grappler matchup 

Romanov vs tybura is very interesting if it leaves the first 

Loosa vs fletcher is a sleeper FOTN. My god that’s gonna be insane 

* Edited at 06.20.2022, 2:30 PM ET *

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06.20.2022 | 2:29 PM ET

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

Leonardo santos vs jared Gordon added too

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2022.06.20 3:18 PM ET

bout announced

Jared Gordon vs. Leonardo Santos at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
jrscolwell
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06.20.2022 | 3:37 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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

Albazi vs. Figueiredo
Amir Albazi, SUB, R1
Mismatch

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TARTARA
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06.20.2022 | 3:42 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 1894th

Isn't mismatch... 
Shelby is doing amazing work... !

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06.20.2022 | 4:10 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 655 Points   |   Tied for 16th with 1 other

Holy **** how many Ls is it gonna take to cut wu yanan

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Baldric Eggling
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06.20.2022 | 5:20 PM ET

She's Chinese so I imagine she'll have to hit a Sam Alvey tier skid before they cut her loose.
Baldric Eggling
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06.20.2022 | 5:23 PM ET

If Pudilova vs Wu was a Cathouse:


AyyLmaonnaise
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06.20.2022 | 5:28 PM ET

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

Hopefully Lucie doesn’t drop the ball. She’s getting the worst woman on the roster besides maybe Hannah cifers 

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Baldric Eggling
Baldric Eggling

06.20.2022 | 5:49 PM ET

It's WMMA and I'm picking Lucie, so probably Wu by Boston Crab 0.12 of R1.

* Edited at 06.20.2022, 5:50 PM ET *

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06.20.2022 | 7:39 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 525 Points   |   Tied for 601st

Usman vs. Edwards II
Leon Edwards, DEC
I think this will be the fight that really shows just how much wear and tear Usman has. His knees are shot, and his hand is surely not back to being 100%. Leon has a skillset which will provide much difficulty to Usman, great takedown defense, along with sharp striking both in the pocket and at range. I see Leon piecing Usman up everywhere on the feet, while punishing Usman's reliance on his jab with parries (advantage of being a southpaw + I've seen Leon do it before). I don't think Usman will have a ton of success grappling with Leon, we still haven't seen how Usman's knees hold up in extended grappling exchanges, and I'm betting that they'll fail him.

Costa vs. Rockhold
Paulo Costa, TKO, R2
Brave, but dumb decision by Luke in taking this fight. I do think that there's a small possibility that Luke gets Costa to the ground and finishes him (Luke imo has possibly the best top control in the sport other than Khabib), but I think Paulo is just too explosive and strong for Luke to really get a hold of him. I see Luke getting mauled in the first round , and brutally finished in the second.

Aldo vs. Dvalishvili
Merab Dvalishvili, DEC
Merab is a walking cardio machine, one of the most well conditioned athletes I've ever seen, and it'll be the x factor in this fight. I see it as Aldo having two rounds to win, before Merab just controls him for either the rest of the fight, or until the 4th or 5th round when he puts Aldo to sleep.

Tybura vs. Romanov
Alexandr Romanov, SUB, R1
Tybura isn't good.

Woodson vs. Saldaña
Sean Woodson, TKO, R3
Woodson has such good boxing, and he mixes in his strikes to the body so well. Nothing about the way Saldana fights really inspires any confidence in me in thinking he has a chance, just such bad cardio and odd fight iq. Sean will drown Saldana with his superior boxing for two rounds before finishing him in the 3rd.

Aoriqileng vs. Perrin
Aoriqileng, TKO, R2
I'm not picking the run of the mill, too tough for his own good regional level fighter.

Pedro vs. Hunsucker
Tyson Pedro, TKO, R1
UFC should just give Hunsucker a 10 fight contract to use as a punching back for fighters they want to give a free W. God the fact that this guy is even on the roster shows how shallow the talent pool is at 265. Odd how he's fighting at 205 though.

Altamirano vs. da Silva
Victor Altamirano, DEC
Da Silva is a great dancer and entertainer, but not that good of a fighter.

Fletcher vs. Loosa
Ange Loosa, DEC
This will be extremely close, I might be overrating Loosa, but I think he has a nice skillset that has the possibility to develop into a great one with good coaching and training. Fletcher is really tough, so this fight I see being back and forth. FOTN here

Albazi vs. Figueiredo
Francisco Figueiredo, SUB, R1
idk why, got a gut feeling Fig wins this.

Gordon vs. Santos
Jared Gordon, DEC
Retire Santos

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06.21.2022 | 1:45 AM ET

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

I'm happy for Lucie. I remember doing tape on her a couple years back, I enjoyed her fights. Couldn't buy a win but she had heart. Good for her.
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06.21.2022 | 3:43 AM ET

Baldiric

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

I wouldn’t be suprise if I chuck an 5-ver on Yanon Wu just because both girls ain’t good, it 50-50 ish and if I get Wu at good dogs odds I might bounce 

Maybe Wu by decsion 

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