The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, August 20, 2022, for UFC 278, going down live on pay-per-view from the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Headlining the event is a title clash rematch between UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (20-1) and no. 2 ranked Leon Edwards (19-3).
Co-headlining the card is former UFC & Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (16-5), who returns to the octagon for the first time in over three years tonight to face former title challenger, no. 6 ranked Paulo Costa (13-2).
Our first bout on the main card tonight showcased a very highly touted prospect in Tyson Pedro (8-3), who just returned himself after a near four-year break earlier this year in April and faced Harry Hunsucker (7-5) to open up the main card.
Continue reading to see how this light-heavyweight encounter went down:
Official Result: Tyson Pedro def. Harry Hunsucker via TKO (snap kick and punches) at 1:05 of round one
Pedro takes the center of the octagon and soon catches Hunsucker with a jab as he was coming in. To our surprise, the jab stunned Hunsucker, and Pedro pursues him. Pedro lands a nasty front snap kick to the body and forces Hunsucker to hunch over and cover up, absorbing more strikes until the fight was stopped.
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