UFC 278: Usman vs Edwards 08/20/2022 Preview, Fight Analysis and Spread

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UFC 278 Usman vs Edwards 08-20-2022 Preview Fight Analysis and Spread

UFC 278: Usman vs Edwards 08/20/2022 – This week the UFC 278 will be moving to the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. A list of top fighters is all set to enter the octagon to fight under their respective divisions. The main event will take place between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards. Both fighters will enter the ring to fight under the Welterweight Division. This can be a fight to remember as these top fighters are equally skilled with their fighting style. Bettors are placing their bets on their favorite fighters with the help of the betting lines. According to the best UFC picks,ย the odds are in favor of Kamaru Usman to win this fight against Leon Edwards.

UFC 278: Usman vs Edwards 08/20/2022

When: Saturday, August 20, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
TV: ESPN
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 278: Usman vs Edwards 08/20/2022 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Kamaru Usman -355 Leon Edwards +295

Main Card

Kamaru Usman

Known as โ€œThe Nigerian Nightmareโ€ in the ring, Kamaru Usman is a top fighter with only one defeat in his entire career. Usman is holding a 20-1-0 record and he is all set to take on his opponent Edwards. Usman will be defending his title against Edwards. This is going to be a five-round battle between the two and Usman is currently on a 19-fight winning streak. This will also be his sixth time defending his title. Usman defeated his title five times previously and is not ready to lose any time soon.

Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards is not an easy fighter as he enters the ring with a neat record of 19-3-0 and one NC. Edwards is riding a 10-fight winning streak and his No contest was against Belal Muhammad. Edwards will be going up against Usman for the second time. โ€œRockyโ€ lost against Usman in his last bout via unanimous decision. Edwards will now have a good chance to take revenge against the Nigerian fighter. However, he is still predicted as the underdog in this fight.

Usman vs Edwards Betting Numbers

Usman
Edwards
Record 20-1-0 19-3-0 (1 NC)
Last Fight Win Win
Country USA England
Height 6’0″ 6’2″
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (in) 76 74
Win by KO/TKO 45% 32%
Win by Submission 5% 16%
Decisions 50% 53%
Strikes landed per minute 4.66 2.62
Striking accuracy 52% 49%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.59 2.15
Striking defense 58% 55%
Takedown average 3.00 1.48
Takedown accuracy 49% 35%
Takedown defense 100% 70%
Submission average 0.1 0.3

Usman vs Edwards Betting Picks

Usman is a hard hitter and he has the strength and skill to take out Edwards. He did it before and he is all set to do it once again with the UFC betting lines on his side. Take Usman to go for a victory in this bout.ย