Rashad Evans returned to the UFC Octagon saturday night for UFC 78 to take on Michael Bisping. The event took place on Saturday, November 17, 2007, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Validation featured 9 bouts, some were more interesting to watch than others.
UFC 78 was headlined by a scrap between Rashad Evans and Michael Bisping, with Thiago Silva vs. Houston Alexander serving as the night’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, Ed Herman went to war against Joe Doerksen. Let’s find out who won at the UFC 78. View the full results for ‘Validation’-led fight card below.
UFC 78: Validation
|November 17, 2007|
|Newark, New Jersey|
|Rashad Evans vs. Michael Bisping|
|Thiago Silva vs. Houston Alexander|
UFC 78 was live 5,562 days days ago and was the 100th event in UFC history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales.
Who won at UFC 78
Below is the 9-fight order and UFC 78 results. Here are the real winners and losers from Saturday‘s event:
- Rashad Evans defeated Michael Bisping via Decision (Split) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Thiago Silva defeated Houston Alexander by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 3:25)
- Karo Parisyan defeated Ryo Chonan by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Ed Herman defeated Joe Doerksen by KO (Punch) (Round 3 / 0:39)
- Frankie Edgar defeated Spencer Fisher by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Thiago Alves defeated Chris Lytle by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) (Round 2 / 5:00)
- Joe Lauzon defeated Jason Reinhardt by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 1 / 1:14)
- Marcus Aurelio defeated Luke Caudillo by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 4:29)
- Akihiro Gono defeated Tamdan McCrory by Submission (Armbar) (Round 2 / 3:19)
UFC 78 Results
The results are listed in ascending order, starting from the first fight ending with the night’s main event.
Akihiro Gono vs. Tamdan McCrory
The UFC 78 began with Akihiro Gono taking on Tamdan McCrory. Akihiro Gono defeated Tamdan McCrory in Round 2 at 3:19 by Submission (Armbar).
Marcus Aurelio vs. Luke Caudillo
The second fight at UFC 78 was Luke Caudillo vs. Marcus Aurelio. Marcus Aurelio won in Round 1 at 4:29 by TKO (Punches).
Joe Lauzon vs. Jason Reinhardt
The following bout was between Jason Reinhardt and Joe Lauzon. Joe Lauzon beat Jason Reinhardt by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 1 at 1:14.
Thiago Alves vs. Chris Lytle
In the fourth bout, Thiago Alves defeated Chris Lytle by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2.
Frankie Edgar vs. Spencer Fisher
The fifth bout ended at 5:00 of Round 3 with Frankie Edgar defeating Spencer Fisher by Decision (Unanimous).
Ed Herman vs. Joe Doerksen
In sixth fight of the night, Joe Doerksen lost to Ed Herman at 0:39 of Round 3.
Karo Parisyan vs. Ryo Chonan
Karo Parisyan got the better of Ryo Chonan and won by Decision (Unanimous) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Thiago Silva vs. Houston Alexander
In the co-main event Thiago Silva defeated Houston Alexander via TKO (Punches) at 3:25 of Round 1; Dan Miragliotta was the third man in the cage.
Rashad Evans vs. Michael Bisping
In the main event, referee Dan Miragliotta called an end to the bout at 5:00 of Round 3. Rashad Evans defeated Michael Bisping by Decision (Split).