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Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman To Fight Leon Edwards At UFC 278

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Nigerian-American professional mixed martial artist Kamarudeen “Kamaru” Usman is set to return to the ring at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 278.

The Usman versus Edwards fight will take place at the 18,300-seat Vivint Arena home of NBA franchise the Utah Jazz.

The fight will take place on Saturday, August 20 with full capacity expected with pay-per-view numbers expected to skyrocket on ESPN.

It is a rematch between Edwards ranked the number one contender and Usman the current UFC welterweight title holder.

The last time Usman and Edwards fought in the octagon was seven years ago at UFC on FOX 17 back in December 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

The Nigerian nightmare was relentless as he recorded a unanimous decision victory against Edwards.

Usman had been hunting for boxing legend Canelo Alvarez but will now put his title as the No. 1 welterweight and pound-for-pound fighter on the line against Edwards in Utah.

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