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Tale of the Tape for UFC 278 in Salt Lake City: Full Card, Odds + more

The stage is set in Salt Lake City for a pound-for-pound king title fight, a featherweight legend and a highly anticipated middleweight showdown – the first UFC PPV event in the Beehive state.

Welterweight champion and No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Kamaru Usman, looks for a sixth straight title defense on Saturday night in Vivint Arena. Usman has held the 170lb belt since March of 2019. With a win in SLC, Usman would tie Anderson Silva for the most consecutive wins within the UFC(16). The most consecutive title defenses is 11(Demetrious Johnson).

No. 2 welterweight Leon Edwards enters the fight winning nine consecutive, his last loss coming all the way back in 2015… against Kamaru Usman. The rematch caps off a night of intriguing matchups.

  • Luke Rockhold returns to 185lbs — where he once held the crown — for a matchup with recent title contender Paulo Costa. Rockhold has only fought 4 times since his 2016 title loss to Michael Bisping. Costa began his career 13-0 and got a title fight of his own, a TKO loss to current champion Israel Adesanya.
  • Jose Aldo faces off with Merab Dvalishvili in a compelling bantamweight matchup between two hopeful title contenders. Aldo is riding a three-fight winning streak since losing his belt to Petr Yan. Dvalishvili enters on a seven-fight winning streak of his own. Both fighters are on the verge of title contention – TJ Dillashaw and Aljamain Sterling meet for the championship in September.
  • Heavyweight Alexandr Romanov looks to stay unbeaten against Marcin Tybura as both fighters look to make their way into the top 10.


Odds via Caesars Sportsbook

  • No. 1 Kamaru Usman (c) -380 vs. No. 3 Leon Edwards +300, welterweight championship
  • No. 6 Paulo Costa -330 vs. Luke Rockhold +260, middleweights
  • No. 7 Merab Dvalishvili -125 vs. No. 4 Jose Aldo +105, bantamweights
  • Lucie Pudilova -150 vs. Wu Yanan +125, women’s bantamweights
  • Tyson Pedro -800 vs. Harry Hunsucker +550, light heavyweights
  • No. 13 Alexandr Romanov -450 vs. No.12 Marcin Tybura +350, heavyweights
  • Jared Gordon -300 vs. Leonardo Santos +240, lightweights
  • Sean Woodson -340 vs. Luis Saldana +270, featherweights
  • Miranda Maverick -550 vs. Shanna Young +400, women’s flyweights
  • A.J. Fletcher -160 vs. Ange Loosa +135, welterweights
  • No. 12 Amir Albazi -410 vs. Francisco Figueiredo +320, flyweights
  • Aori Qileng -165 vs. Jay Perrin +140, bantamweights
  • Victor Altamirano -190 vs. Daniel de Silva +160, flyweights
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