Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 2: UFC 278 date, fight time, TV channel and live stream

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Seven years since their first encounter, Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards will meet once again, but this time the UFC welterweight title is on the line. 

A lot has happened since Usman beat Edwards via unaminous decision in December 2015. 

Usman has gone from strength to strength, claiming UFC gold and becoming one of the most dominant champions in recent. Edwards on the other hand as had to go about his business the hard way by steadily rising through the UFC rankings and following a win over Nate Diaz last Summer, the Birmingham man is ready for a title shot. 

Here's everything you need to know about Usman vs. Edwards 2.

When is Usman vs. Edwards 2? date, start time

  • Date: Saturday, August 20    
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. BST  
  • Main event cagewalks (approx): 12 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. BST  

The main card is set to get underway at 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. BST with the main event cagewalks scheduled for 12 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. BST. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

What channel/stream is Usman vs. Edwards 2?

  • U.S.: ESPN PPV   
  • UK: BT Sport    

ESPN PPV will broadcast the fight in the U.S., while UK fans can watch the event on BT Sport. 

Where is the Usman vs. Edwards 2 fight?

The fight will take place at the Vivnit Arena in Salt Lake City. 

Kamaru Usman record and bio

  • Nationality: Nigeria   
  • Date of Birth: May 11, 1987
  • Height: 6' 0"    
  • Reach: 76"    
  • Total Fights: 21    
  • Record: 20-1-0  

Leon Edwards Record and Bio

  • Nationality: Great Britain 
  • Date of Birth: August 25, 1991  
  • Height: 6' 2"   
  • Reach: 74"  
  • Total Fights: 22
  • Record: 19-3-0 

Usman vs. Edwards 2 fight card

Main Card

  • Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards for Usman's UFC welterweight title
  • Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold; Middleweight 
  • Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili; Bantamweight 
  • Marcin Tybur 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 

Early prelims

  • A.J. Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa; Welterweight 
  • Francisco Figueiredo vs. Amir Albazi; Flyweight 
  • Aori Qileng vs. Jay Perrin; Bantamweight 
  • Daniel Lacerda vs. Victor Altamirano; Flyweight 

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