What time does Leon Edwards fight at UFC 278?

Leon Edwards fighting Nate Diaz in the UFC octagon

English UFC fighter Leon Edwards is set for the biggest contest of his MMA career at UFC 278, but what time will he be heading to the octagon on fight night?

Edwards will be looking to join the pantheon of British MMA greats when he looks to win the UFC Welterweight Championship from pound-for-pound king Kamaru Usman.

Only one English competitor has won a UFC title in the past, that being Michael Bisping, so it is a very exclusive club that Edwards looks to join on Saturday, August 20th 2022!

Leon Edwards will have the biggest UFC fight of his career when he faces Kamaru Usman for the Welterweight title, but what time will he enter the cage?

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Leon Edwards Fight Time UFC 278

Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman
Leon Edwards has all the tools to beat Kamaru Usman, according to James Krause.

Edwards will be competing in the main event of UFC 278 against Usman, which makes sense as it is an absolutely huge bout!

The Main Card of UFC 278 is currently scheduled to be starting at 3:00 AM BST on Sunday, August 21st 2022, so it’s going to be a late one for fans in the UK!

Although we cannot give an exact timing, due to the nature of combat sports, we’re estimating that Edwards and Usman will be making their walks to the octagon between 4:30 AM BST and 5:30 AM BST on Sunday, August 21st 2022.

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UFC 278 Current Lineup

Kamaru Usman is the current UFC welterweight champion

For context, and just to know exactly how many bouts there are before Edwards will be challenging Usman, here are all of the bouts that have been confirmed for the UFC 278 fight card (as of writing on Tuesday, August 9th 2022):

Early Prelims

  • Daniel Da Silva vs Victor Altamirano – Flyweight Bout
  • Aoriqileng vs Jay Perrin – Bantamweight Bout
  • Amir Albazi vs Francisco Figueiredo – Flyweight Bout
  • AJ Fletcher vs Ange Loosa – Welterweight Bout


  • Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana – Featherweight Bout
  • Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilova – Women’s Bantamweight Bout
  • Leonardo Santos vs Jared Gordon – Lightweight Bout

Main Card

  • Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker – Light Heavyweight Bout
  • Marcin Tybura vs Alexandr Romanov – Heavyweight Bout
  • Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili – Bantamweight Bout
  • Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold – Middleweight Bout
  • Kamaru Usman (c) vs Leon Edwards – Main Event UFC Welterweight Championship Bout

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