Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards will head to No. 1 at UFC 278 this Saturday, their second encounter in seven years after their first encounter.
The welterweight duo first met in 2015, with Usman raising his hands after three rounds of decisions. Neither have lost a match since, and Edwards was long overdue for a showdown with current champion Usman. Meanwhile, the “Nigerian Nightmare” is looking to establish himself among the greats, with only George St-Pierre ahead of him at heavyweight.
On Thursday, the main players from UFC 278 gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah, for a pre-fight press conference. In addition to the welterweight title fight, former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is back in the ring, pairing up with former title challenger Paul Costa.
Thursday’s press conference can be streamed in the embed above. The full UFC 278 card breaks down as follows:
Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Leon Edwards – UFC Welterweight Champion
Paul Costa vs. Luke Rockhold
Jose Aldo vs Mehrab Devalishvili
Wu Yanan VS Lucy Pudilova
Tyson Pedro and Harry Hensack
Marcin Tebla vs. Alexander Romanov
Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon
Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldana
Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young
AJ Fletcher vs Angeloosa
Amir Albazi vs Francisco Figueiredo
Orwich Cold vs. Jay Palin
Daniel Lacerda vs. Victor Altamirano