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Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards Odds: Latest UFC 278 Betting Odds

The UFC 278 Main Event features Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards in a Welterweight Championship match. Oddsmakers are giving Kamaru Usman a 77% chance to defeat Leon Edwards at UFC 278. Let's break down this massive fight.
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Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards Odds: Usman Given 77% Chance To Defeat Edwards At UFC 278

After seven years, one of the most highly anticipated rematches in UFC Welterweight history will take center stage when UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman defends his title against Leon Edwards.

Let's take a look at UFC 278's main event. As always, be sure to check out our weekly UFC picks.

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Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards Start Time, Where To Watch, and Odds

When: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Time: 10:00 PM EDT

Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

Where to Watch: PPV

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Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards Tale Of The Tape

NameNationalityAgeRecordHeightReachNicknameLast Opponent
Kamaru UsmanNigerian3520-16'076 INNigerian NightmareColby Covington
Leon EdwardsJamaican3019-36'074 INRockyNate Diaz

Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards Breakdown

Kamaru Usman Record: 20-1

20-1WinColby CovingtonDecision (unanimous)UFC 268
19-1WinJorge MasvidalKO (punch)UFC 261
18-1WinGilbert BurnsTKO (punches)UFC 258
17-1WinJorge MasvidalDecision (unanimous)UFC 251
16-1WinColby CovingtonTKO (punches)UFC 245
15-1WinTyron WoodleyDecision (unanimous)UFC 235
14-1WinRafael dos AnjosDecision (unanimous)TUF 28 Finale
13-1WinDemian MaiaDecision (unanimous)UFC Chile
12-1WinEmil Weber MeekDecision (unanimous)UFC St. Louis
11-1WinSergio MoraesKO (punch)UFC Pittsburgh
10-1WinSean StricklandDecision (unanimous)UFC 210
9-1WinWarlley AlvesDecision (unanimous)UFC Sao Paulo
8-1WinAlexander YakovlevDecision (unanimous)UFC Chicago
7-1WinLeon EdwardsDecision (unanimous)UFC Orlando
6-1WinHayder HassanSubmission (arm-triangle choke)TUF 21 Finale
5-1WinMarcus HicksTKO (punches)Legacy FC 33
4-1WinLenny LovotoTKO (punches)Legacy FC 30
3-1WinSteven RodriguezTKO (punches)Legacy FC 27
2-1WinRashid AbdullahTKO (punches)VFC 41
1-1LossJose CaceresSubmission (rear-naked choke)CFA 11
1-0WinDavid GloverTKO (punches)RFA 5

The final man to make the walk to the octagon at UFC 278 will be reigning, defending UFC Welterweight Champion of the world, Kamaru Usman. "The Nigerian Nightmare" will make his sixth title defense at the event, while Edwards will be getting his first opportunity at UFC gold.

Usman has one of, if not the best resumés in the history of the UFC's 170-pound division, perhaps only rivaled by UFC Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre. Usman has held an unblemished 15-0 run in the UFC, defeating the likes of the aforementioned Edwards in addition to Sean Strickland, Demian Maia, Rafael dos Anjos, Tyron Woodley, Jorge Masvidal (twice), Gilbert Burns, and most recently, Colby Covington, for the second time at UFC 268.

Before his dominating run, Usman was a contestant on the 21st season of The Ultimate Fighter and would win the competition, defeating Michael Graves, Steve Carl, and Hayder Hassan in the show's finale.

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Leon Edwards Record: 19-3-1

19-3-1WinNate DiazDecision (unanimous)UFC263
18-3-1No ContestBelal MuhammadNC (accidental eye poke)UFC Vegas 21
18-3WinRafael dos AnjosDecision (unanimous)UFC San Antonio
17-3WinGunnar NelsonDecision (split)UFC London
16-3WinDonald CerroneDecision (unanimous)UFC Singapore
15-3WinPeter SobottaTKO (punches)UFC London
14-3WinBryan BarberenaDecision (unanimous)UFC Rotterdam
13-3WinVicente LuqueDecision (unanimous)UFC London
12-3WinAlbert TumenovSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 204
11-3WinDominic WatersDecision (unanimous)UFC Rotterdam
10-3LossKamaru UsmanDecision (unanimous)UFC Orlando
10-2WinPawel PawlakDecision (unanimous)UFC Glasgow
9-2WinSeth BaczynskiKO (punches)UFC Krakow
8-2LossClaudio SilvaDecision (split)UFC Uberlandia
8-1WinShaun TaylorKO (punch)BAMMA 16
7-1WinWayne MurrieSubmission (rear-naked choke)BAMMA 15
6-1WinWendle LewisKO (punches)BAMMA 14
5-1WinAdam BoussifSubmission (arm-triangle choke)BAMMA 13
4-1WinJonathan BiltonTKO (knees)BAMMA 11
3-1WinCraig WhiteTechnical DecisionSAH 14
2-1WinDelroy McDowellDQ (illegal knee)Fight UK MMA 6
1-1LossPawel ZwiefkaDecision (unanimous)Fight UK MMA 5
1-0WinDamian ZlotnickiTKO (punches)Fight UK MMA 4

Standing across from Usman at UFC 278 will be the Jamaican-born contender, Leon Edwards. He signed with the UFC in 2014 following a successful 8-1 run on the UK's independent scene, where he was the former BAMMA Welterweight Champion.

However, it took Edwards a while to find his strive under the MMA leader's banner as Edwards held a modest 2-2 record to begin his UFC career, but after the aforementioned loss to Usman, Edwards has been unstoppable, boasting a 9-0 (1NC) record, including wins over the likes of Vicente Luque, Bryan Barberena, Donald Cerrone, Gunnar Nelson, Rafael dos Anjos, and most recently, fan-favorite Nate Diaz at UFC 263.

Edwards looks to take advantage of his first UFC title shot, something that's over eight years in the making.

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Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards Odds

At -335 over at FanDuel, Kamaru Usman is currently the heavy favorite, with an implied probability of 77%. Meanwhile, Leon Edwards comes in at +280 at DraftKings, giving him implied odds of 26.3%.

OddsResultImplied Chance
-335Kamaru Usman77%
+280Leon Edwards26.3%

How To Bet On Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards

Now that you have all of the data and information you need to make your wager let's take a look at where you can place your bets for UFC 278.

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