UFC 278 Predictions: Vicente Luque gives Usman vs Edwards 2 pick

Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2

Leon Edwards enters the octagon this Saturday, August 20th for the biggest fight of his MMA career when he challenges Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship.

Several names from the world of MMA have given their takes on what they believe will happen on the night, and now top-10 ranked 170-pound fighter Vicente Luque has also weighed in.

Here is what Vicente Luque had to say with regards to the main event of UFC 278 between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards.

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Vicente on Usman vs Edwards 2

UFC 278 Poster Usman vs Edwards 2
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Speaking to MMAJunkie, Luque gave his pick for the massive UFC Welterweight title bout taking place this Saturday.

He said: “I have Kamaru as the winner, but either way, I think it’s going to be a good fight. Leon is always evolving. 

“He’s a very tough fighter and knows how to implement a strategy in a fight. He also has good conditioning. 

“So I don’t think it’s going to be an easy fight, but for me, Kamaru remains champion.”

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UFC 278 Usman vs Edwards 2 Fight Card

UFC 278 Press Conference
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 01: UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is seen on stage during the UFC 276 ceremonial weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on July 01, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

For context, here is the full lineup for UFC 278 as confirmed by the official UFC website on Thursday, August 18th 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

Prelims

  • Miranda Maverick vs Shanna Young – Women’s Flyweight 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

This should be an absolutely massive night of mixed martial arts action, and if you are a combat sports fan, it is certainly not a fight night that you’ll want to miss!

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