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UFC 278 live stream and how to watch Usman vs Edwards 2 online

Leon Edwards punches Kamaru Usman in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Amway Center on December 19, 2015
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UFC 278: Usman vs Edwards 2 tops a stacked card at the Vivint Arena In Salt Lake City, Utah, this Saturday. Can pound-for-pound king Kamaru Usman secure the world welterweight title? Or will England's Leon Edwards shock the Nigerian? US fans can watch the full fight on ESPN+ ($70 PPV); UK viewers can watch live on BT Sport 1 or with a BT Sport Monthly Pass (£25/month). Read on for a UFC 278 live stream, start time, full card information, tale of the tape and more.

UFC 278 live stream

Date: Saturday 20th Aug 2022

Main card: 10pm ET / 3am BST / 12pm AEST

Usman vs Edwards cagewalks: 12am ET / 5am BST / 2pm AEST

UK stream: BT Sport (£25/month) (opens in new tab)

US stream: ESPN+ ($70 PPV) (opens in new tab)

Germany stream: DAZN (opens in new tab) (€30/month)

AUS stream: Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) (AU$55 PPV)

The Usman vs Edwards rematch has been years in the making. The pair first met in 2015, when Nigerian Kamaru Usman overpowered the man from Birmingham, England, winning by unanimous decision.

Seven years later and Karamu is one of the biggest stars in UFC while Edwards has buckled down and made a name for himself as a surging talent. Last summer's non-title win over MMA star Nate Diaz proved that Edwards is ready for the big time. Getting one over on Kamaru in Utah won't be easy, mind – the Nigerian has won 19 bouts in a row.

The UFC 278 co-main event features former featherweight champion Jose Aldo against 31-year-old Georgian Merab Dvalishvili in bantamweight clash for the history books .

The main card – featuring Usman vs Edwards 2 – streams from 10pm ET / 3am BST exclusively on ESPN+ PPV in the US, with the Prelims simulcast on ABC, ESPN and ESPN+ at 8pm ET / 1am BST.

Anyone in the UK with a BT Sport (opens in new tab) subscription can watch UFC 278 free of charge. Anyone without can buy a BT Sport monthly pass for £25 (opens in new tab) and get an instant UFC 278 live stream. Find out how to watch from where you live below.

The best UFC 278 live stream deal in the US

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UFC 278 and ESPN+ $99.98 for one year of sport (opens in new tab)
A UFC 278 PPV isn't cheap ($74.99) but this bundle deal for a little more includes a year's subscription to ESPN+ (normally $69.99) too. That's a $45 saving and a whole load of MLB, NHL, college sports and soccer from all over the world for the extra $14.99.

US: UFC 278 live stream – Usman vs Edwards 2

UFC 278 live stream and how to watch Usman vs Edwards 2 online

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In the US, ESPN+ has rights to the UFC 278 live stream featuring Usman vs Edwards 2.

It's a pay-per-view event that requires an ESPN+ subscription (from $6.99 a month). There are two ways to watch:

1. Existing annual ESPN+ subscribers can order UFC 278 for $74.99. 

2. New ESPN+ subscribers can get a special deal that includes one UFC PPV event (in HD) plus an annual ESPN+ subscription for just $99.98.

The Disney Bundle (opens in new tab) is another great way to watch UFC 278. The big-value package gets you ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu (with ads) for just $13.99 a month. Simply purchase the $74.99 pay-per-view on top, and you're good to go!

UK: UFC 278 live stream – Usman vs Edwards 2

UFC 278 live stream and how to watch Usman vs Edwards 2 online

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UFC 278 – Usman vs Edwards 2 – will be live on BT Sport 1 in the UK.

Those with a BT Sport subscription are in luck. The fight is included as part of their plan. Those without can also watch both the UFC 278 prelims and the main card with a no-contract BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab)(£25 a month). The pass lets you watch instantly on the BT Sport app or BT Sport webplayer (opens in new tab). Cancel at any time.

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BT Sport Monthly Pass: Watch UFC 278 for just £25 (opens in new tab)
The pass lets you stream all four BT Sport channels across iOS and Android devices, games consoles, Now TV set-top boxes, Roku players and Amazon Fire TV devices. It's a rolling one month contract and you can cancel anytime.

Existing BT TV subscribers can access BT Sport channels for £10 per month. BT Broadband customers can enjoy the BT Sport app and watch on the go for the same price.

Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £25 a month. Here's today's best Sky TV deals.

EU: UFC 278 live stream – Usman vs Edwards 2

UFC 278 live stream and how to watch Usman vs Edwards 2 online

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MMA fans in Germany, Italy, Austria and Spain can watch a UFC 278 live stream on DAZN (opens in new tab). Subscription to the streaming service costs €29.99 a month (around £25 / $35 / AU$48). 

You don't have to stay up late, either. DAZN will replay UFC 278, including Usman vs Edwards , throughout Sunday.

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UFC 278 live stream with DAZN for only €29.99 (opens in new tab)
DAZN has the rights to the UFC, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, US Sports, Fightsports, and much more live and on demand in selected European countries. Cancel at anytime.

Australia: UFC 278 live stream – Usman vs Edwards 2

UFC 278 live stream and how to watch Usman vs Edwards 2 online

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Aussie fans who want to watch a UFC 278 live stream will need to pay-per-view via Main Event on Kayo Sports (opens in new tab).

Usman vs Edwards costs AU$54.95. The main event is is expected to start around 2pm AEST on Sunday, 21st August 2022. Or you can watch one of the many replays at a time that suits you.

UFC 278 full fight card

UFC 278 main card – from 12am ET / 5am BST

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 

UFC 278 prelims – from 8pm ET / 1am BST 

Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon; Lightweight

Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova; Women's bantamweight 

Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldana; Featherweight

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