What time does Kamaru Usman fight at UFC 278?

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UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman is set to defend his title this weekend in the main event against Leon Edwards, but what time will the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ be making his walk to the octagon on the night?

This is easily the biggest MMA contest of the British fighter Edwards’ career and the 170-pound contest is an extremely exciting prospect.

Leon may well represent the only genuine threat to Usman’s crown right now, so it’s worth knowing when you can watch all of the action from the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.

Here is everything you need to know about the estimated UK start time of Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on Saturday, August 20th 2022.

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As noted, Usman will be competing in the main event of UFC 278 against Edwards, which makes sense as it is an absolutely huge bout for the biggest MMA promotion in the world!

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 Usman and Edwards 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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For reference, here is the full card for the event:

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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