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UFC 278 ‘Embedded,’ No. 1: Luke Rockhold is there to enhance ‘Chito’ Vera in San Diego


The UFC is support with its ninth pay-per-explore of the year, which technique the celebrated “Embedded” battle-week video series is right here to doc what’s occurring within the support of the scenes.

UFC 278 takes set up Saturday at Vivint Area in Salt Lake City. The most predominant card airs on pay-per-explore following prelims on ABC/ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.

The most predominant occasion aspects a highly anticipated rematch between welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (20-1 MMA, 15-0 UFC) and Leon Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC). The two first fought in December 2015 in Usman’s first battle after a success Season 21 of “The Closing Fighter.” Usman obtained a unanimous resolution and went on to safe the 170-pound title, which he has defended 5 times. Edwards has gone 9-0 since their first battle.

The co-predominant occasion aspects the return of former middleweight champ Luke Rockhold (16-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC), who will be combating for the first time in more than three years when he meets Paulo Costa (13-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC).

The first episode of “Embedded” follows the featured opponents whereas they get ready for battle week. Here is the UFC’s description of the episode from YouTube:

Luke Rockhold helps teammate Chito Vera’s predominant occasion in San Diego. Champ Kamaru Usman hones his abilities, then watches the fights alongside with his practising accomplice, Justin Gaethje. Leon Edwards lands in Salt Lake.

For more on the cardboard, talk over with MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC 278.

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