Since 2010, Leon Edwards has not suffered a defeat.
In Usman’s first match following his victory in Season 21 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” he was defeated. Usman won the welterweight championship after another seven victories. He has defended it five times since.
Since losing to Usman, Edwards has won nine straight fights, defeating Nate Diaz, Rafael dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone, and Vicente Luque. Edwards has put a lot of effort towards facing Usman again.
At UFC 278 in Salt Lake City later this month, Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) will compete against Usman (20-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC). The pay-per-view main event on August 20 airs following the prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
Usman and Edwards are featured on the official poster, which the UFC unveiled on Thursday. UFC-inspired Instagram art
UFC 278 features:
- Champ Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards – for welterweight title
- Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold
- Aori Qileng vs. Jay Perrin
- Victor Altamirano vs. Daniel Da Silva
- Luis Saldana vs. Sean Woodson
- Harry Hunsucker vs. Tyson Pedro
- Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young