UFC 78 - Validation Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date -November 17, 2007
Location -Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Rashad Evans def. Michael Bisping via split decision
Thiago Silva def. Houston Alexander via KO,
R1Karo Parisyan def. Ryo Chonan via unanimous decision
Ed Herman def. Joe Doerksen via KO, R3
Frankie Edgar def. Spencer Fisher via unanimous decision
Thiago Alves def. Chris Lytle via doctor stoppage (cuts), R2
Joe Lauzon def. Jason Reinhardt via rear naked choke, R1
Marcus Aurelio def. Luke Caudillo via TKO, R1
Akihiro Gono def. Tamdan McCrory via armbar, R2
At the post-UFC 78 press conference it was announced that former Pride 183lb. and 205lb. champion, “Dangerous” Dan Henderson will face Anderson “the Spider” Silva at UFC 82. UFC 82 is set for March 1st at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Dan Henderson has been on the record of late stating his desire to stay at the 205 lb. weight class, while UFC president Dana White has been very vocal about wanting him to make the cut. It appears that White has gotten his wish and also that a contract extension between Henderson and the UFC has been sorted out.
In his last fight Henderson lost a tough fought unanimous decision to UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson while UFC middleweight champ, Anderson Silva will be coming off a second round TKO over Rich Franklin.