UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced through the Ultimate Fighting Championship and taking place on August 20, 2022 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
The event will mark the promotion’s second visit to Salt Lake City, following UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Caceres in August 2016. 
A UFC heavyweight title fight between current champion (plus The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilian Welterweight Champion) Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards is expected to headline the event.  The pair previously met at UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2 in December 2015, where Usman defeated Edwards by unanimous decision. 
A middleweight bout between former Strikeforce champion and UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and former challenger Paulo Costa was scheduled to take place at UFC 277.  However, the fight was postponed for later in the day. this occasion for unknown reasons. 
Speaking to ESPN (via Sportskeeda), Usman said Khamzat Chimaev is in his sights, but he has more work to do to present himself inside the company before they eventually close. He said, “Oh, he said many things. But he’s not the next man anymore, so I don’t have to worry about him anymore. When he’s the next man, all those questions will come up.
“You can’t predict too much and leave a trail of where I am. Leon is that man… But Khamzat said some things, you know, they can get shot back inside the word. Safe. When it’s time to go back there and open it, we’ll open it.
Chimaev is one of the fastest growing stars in the UFC welterweight division, and he had a big fight with octagon legend Nate Diaz in the UFC main event. 279 in September.
Usman even said he’s more excited about a potential battle with Chimaev than he is with Edwards, noting to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, “I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t get up more for the match there. Because, hey, everywhere I go, people will say – like Covington1, everywhere I’ve been in the world, humans have introduced it.
If “ Borz` can secure a big win over Diaz, there’s a big risk that 170lb 3rd placer will be next for Usman’s winner over Edwards 2.
“So it’s almost impossible not to ask for that anymore. So yeah, it’s almost impossible to say I won’t get away with it a little longer. But I must be able to restrain myself.
What is certain is that if Usman vs Chimaev gets the order for the welterweight title sooner or later in early to mid 2023, it will easily be one of the top bouts of the year and will be a draw large at the container office .
However, there are major major events that need to happen before we see that fight, and there’s no guarantee that Usman or Chimaev will win at UFC 278 and UFC 279. -UFC means Kamaru Usman gets a win at UFC 278 and UFC 279. set to defend 170- Group this weekend against famous Briton Leon Edwards, but the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ has been looking for his opponent at UFC 278, putting the task ahead of all opponents other players in the tournament.
Usman has emerged as the best boxer in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, if he’s not all MMA anymore, so hit his radar for you to call.
The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ has created some tough situations for various opponents over the past 12 months when performing representations that require boxing impressive Canelo Alvarez to step into the ring against him. Here’s what Kamaru Usman has to say about the bout he calls after UFC 278 against Leon Edwards on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
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