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.
Vicente on Usman vs Edwards 2
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.”
UFC 278 Usman vs Edwards 2 Fight Card
For context, here is the full lineup for UFC 278 as confirmed by the official UFC website on Thursday, August 18th 2022:
- 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
- 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
- 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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