UFC 278 PPV live stream: how to watch Usman vs Edwards 2 online

UFC 278
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How to watch UFC 278

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Main card begins: 7pm PT / 10pm ET (or 3am BST)
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City United States
Live stream: ESPN Plus (US); UFC Fight Pass (Canada); BT Sport (UK); Kayo (AUS)

UFC 278 is happening tonight at 7pm ET / 10pm PT (or 3am BST), however, if you don't want to miss a moment of things then the early prelims start at 3pm PT / 6pm ET (that's 11pm BST). We're showing you how to watch UFC 278 where you're based anywhere in the world. 

The Welterweight championship gold is contested yet again tonight at UFC 278 as Leon Edwards will attempt to strip Kamura Usman of his belt. The two first faced off all the way back in 2015, shortly after the Nigerian Nightmare signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, so this long-awaited rematch is certainly going to be one for the history books. Usman remains undefeated within the UFC with an impressive 15-win streak, easily making him of the greatest combatants that the organization has ever had. One thing's for sure, Rocky is certainly the underdog in this fight. 

That's to take nothing away from Leon Edwards' long list of achievements, of course. Rocky has only lost twice within the company, to Claudio Silva and Usman himself early on in his professional MMA career. Given that the former was unstoppable at this time, and the latter still has to be taken down, that's still a feat to be commended. Edwards enters the Octagon a year after his last appearance following a decision victory against the tough-as-nails Nate Diaz, so tonight's result could be far closer to call than anticipated. 

Naturally, the headlining main event bout at UFC 278 is far from the only spectacle on offer, though. There's also the middleweight bout between Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold to look forward to as well. Both men break into 2022 reeling from two losses a piece, with Borrachinha being defeated by Adesanya and Vettori, and Rockhold being knocked out twice by Yoel Romero and Jan Blachowicz respectively. Regardless of the past, one man is going to leave the Vivint Arena with a win to their name. 

There's a lot more to be hyped for at UFC 278, of course, including the return of José Aldo and a heavyweight bout between Marcin Tybura and Alexandr Romanov to come, too. This is one pay-per-view event that you're not going to want to pass up. 

UFC 278 live stream worldwide viewing options

How to watch UFC 278 in the US

UFC 278 PPV | $74.99 through ESPN+
The only way to watch UFC 278 in the US is through ESPN Plus, and existing subscribers can purchase the Main Card for just $74.99$124.98

UFC 278 PPV | $74.99 through ESPN+
The only way to watch UFC 278 in the US is through ESPN Plus, and existing subscribers can purchase the Main Card for just $74.99. New members can get an entire year of ESPN Plus included with UFC 278 for only $124.98. The sports network has been the exclusive rights holder since 2019, signing a five-year deal, so this arrangement is unlikely to change anytime soon. 

We think that The Disney Bundle offers the best value for money for those who want an encompassing solution. This package includes not just ESPN Plus, but also Disney Plus and Hulu for $13.99 per month. Between these three services, you've got everything covered from sports action to syndicated television and the latest movies from the house of mouse.

How to watch UFC 278 live stream in Canada


UFC 278 PPV | $64.99 through UFC Fight Pass
Canadians have a fair few more viewing options for UFC 278 with the most straightforward in our opinion being through UFC Fight Pass. What's more, there's also Bell and Shaw Direct to consider, too. Regardless of who you go with, the PPV will cost you only $64.99. The former gets you full access to the prelims in full as well as the Main Card all in one place, hence why we think it's your best bet.

How to watch UFC 278 PPV in the UK


UFC 278 PPV | £25 through BT Sport Monthly Pass
For those living in the UK, existing BT Sport customers can view UFC 278 at no added charge through either BT Sport 1 or BT Sport Ultimate. With that said, if you prefer to be untethered from traditional television then you can watch UFC 278 for only £25 with the BT Monthly Sports Pass. What's more, you can get access to the early prelims through the UFC Fight Pass.

How to watch UFC 278 in Australia


UFC 278 PPV | AU$54.95 through Kayo
If you're based in the Land Down Under, then Kayo is the easiest, and our opinion best, way to watch UFC 278 in Australia. With that said, if you're already subscribed to a different network, then Foxtel and Main Event also offers the Main Card, too. All providers offer the PPV at $59.95, and you can catch the prelims in their entirety through the UFC Fight Pass.

UFC 278 PPV live stream: full fight card

The Main Card begins at 7pm PT / 10pm ET (or 3am BST)

Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 

Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold  

José Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili  

Marcin Tybura vs Alexandr Romanov 

Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker 

The Prelims begin at 5pm PT / 8pm ET (or 1am BST)

Leonardo Santos vs Jared Gordon 

Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilova 

Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana 

Miranda Maverick vs Shanna Young 

The early prelims begin at 3pm PT / 6pm ET (or 11pm BST)  

AJ Fletcher vs Ange Loosa  

Amir Albazi vs Francisco Figueiredo 

Aoriqileng vs Jay Perrin 

Daniel Da Silva vs Victor Altamirano 

For more sports action, check out our Fubo TV costs and channel packages and ESPN Plus costs, too. We're also frequently finding the best Disney Plus bundles and Paramount Plus prices as well. 

Aleksha McLoughlin
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Aleksha McLoughlin served as the Hardware Editor for GamesRadar from June 2021 until August 2022. Her main area of expertise was the PC gaming platform, which comprised buying guides, features, reviews, and news coverage on components and prebuilt machines. She was also responsible for gaming chairs and storage. She now works on a freelance basis while studying to become a university lecturer specializing in English for foreign territories. Prior to joining GamesRadar, she wrote for the likes of Expert Reviews, The Rory Peck Trust, No Clean Singing, Vinyl Chapters, and Tech Spark while also working with the BBC.