UFC 78: "Validation" is set for Saturday, November 17 at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV) from The Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 78 results. WARNING: These are potential spoilers! (Note — This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest results!)
UFC 78 QUICK RESULTS:
Rashad Evans defeated Micheal Bisping via split decision
Thiago Silva defeated Houston Alexander via technical knockout (Strikes) in round one
Karo Parisyan defeated Ryo Chonan via unanimous decision
Frank Edgar defeated Spencer Fisher via unanimous decision
Ed Herman defeated Joe Doerksen via knockout in round three
Thiago Alves defeated Chris Lytle via technical knockout (Cuts) in round two
Joe Lauzon defeated Jason Reinhardt via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
Marcus Aurelio defeated Luke Caudillo via technical knockout (Strikes) Round one
Akihiro Gono defeated Tamdan McCrory via submission (arm bar) in round two
UFC 78 BLOW-BY-BLOW LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
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Rashad Evans vs. Michael Bisping (205-pound limit)
Round one: Both guys come out quick. Evans lands two stiff right hands. Evans shoots for a take down but Bisping stifles it. Evans gets him down but Bisping back to the feet and Rashad makes him pay with two more sharp right hands. Evans again with the take down attempt. Evans with a good one two combo. Bisping with knees to the thigh from the clinch. Evans misses with a huge right. Bisping goes for a kick and Evans gets the take down. Evans in side control! Bisping back to the feet. Bisping with an uppercut. Evans with a good elbow and gets another take down. Thats the round. Evans has to get that one but Bisping is showing solid ground and take down defense.
Round two: Bisping comes out with a kick but misses. Evans with a HUGE slam!! Bisping with full guard. Bisping with a nice elbow from the bottom. The ref stands them up. Evans looks gassed. Both fighters exchange punches. Bisping with a good combo. Rashad with a good counter right. Bisping goes for a high kick but misses. Evans with a good right. Nice left by Evans. Bisping with a good right of his own. Bisping with a good knee from the clinch, and another good knee by Bisping. Evans goes for the take down and is stuffed again. Bisping with an uppercut. Evans with a good right. Bisping with a huge left hook. Bisping fakes the superman punch and lands a good knee. Bisping with a take down right at the bell!!! That one has to go to Bisping.
Round three: Evans looks gassed. Bisping goes for a leg kick and then gets the take down. Evans with a good hammer fist. Bisping trying to scramble. Bisping reverses and is now on top!!! He has Evans back!! Bisping with a nice elbow. Great hook by Bisping. Evans with a great combo. Nice right by Evans and he gets the take down. Bisping back to his feet! Body kick by Bisping. Rashad with a huge right. Rashad gets another take down at the end of the round. Overall a very pedestrian fight, solid effort by both guys but not alot of good action and a very slow methodical pace.
Final result: Rashad Evans defeats Micheal Bisping via split decision
Round one: Houston steps forward and clinches right away. Ref breaks em up. Silva with a stiff right. Silva with a leg kick. Houston with two solid rights. Both guys clinched again. Alexander with a slam! Silva snags a leg and takes down Houston! Alexander with half guard. Silva to full mount! Silva with two good elbows. Silva rains 4 unanswered punches. Silva keeps pounding and thats it the ref stops it! WOW seemed like an early stoppage to me, but Houston was rocked.
Final result: Thiago Silva defeats Houston Alexander via technical knockout (Strikes) in round one
Round one: Chonan with a leg kick. Chonan with another leg kick but Karo gets a quick take down. Chonan with half guard. Karo working in some punches. Chonan trying to answer back with some punches of his own from the bottom, Karo with a good elbow. Chonan gets full guard. The ref stands them up. Chonan with a great body kick and Karo answers with a right hook. Both fighters are clinched and Karo with a HUGE take down. Karo drags Chonan to the cage. Chonan with full guard. Karo with some good elbows from the top. Chonan gets up. Again both guys are clinched. Chonan with a nice right. Chonan goes for a inside kick and Karo takes him down again. Chonan in full guard. Back to the feet. Thats the round. Id give that one to Karo easy. He controlled the round.
Round two: Karo with a left hook. Karo initiates a clinch and both men land solid punches. Chonan with a solid leg kick. Clinched again up against the fence. Huge right by Chonan and a great kick for a follow up. Karo with a quick take down but Ryo is right back to his feet and their clinched again. Karo with a solid right hook. Karo with a stiff jab. Chonan with another leg kick and Karo again uses it to take him down. Chonan with full guard. Ryo with a solid up kick and now hes going for a single leg. Chonan with a knee to the body. Chonan with a knee but Karo throws him to the mat with great judo skills. Karo in half guard. Karo with some solid elbows. Thats the round. Karo wins that one again, its somewhat an uneventful fight.
Round three: Karo with a kick that lands low and ref stops it briefly. Chonan just misses with a huge right. Chonan with a good knee from the clinch. The ref separates them. Chonan with two good rights. Karo with a nice trip and goes right to half guard and now is landing solid elbows. Karo now in full mount but Chonan reverses and is on top!! Karo scrambles back to the feet. Chonan with a good knee. Chonan with a spinning back fist but it doesnt land. Karo with a good right then jab. Again Chonan with a spinning back fist. Both guys looked gassed. Karo with a good elbow. Karo with an uppercut. Thats the bell. Its over, should be a win for Karo but overall it was a uneventful boring fight.
Final result: Karo Parysian defeats Ryo Chonan via unanimous decision
Round one: Here we go. Edgar with a stinging right. Edgar shoots and gets a great take down!! Edgar going for the guillotine. Spencer out, now Edgar in Fishers guard. Spencer is up. Edgar with a sweep and another take down!! Spencer with full guard. Edgar raining sweet elbows! Pace is slowing and now Edgar passes to half guard!! But only briefly Spencer right back to full guard! Edgar working in punches King back up but he eats a knee from Edgar! Fisher goes for a high kick but slips and Edgar capitalizes and jumps on top back into full guard. Edgar rains down some VICIOUS punches! Edgar back to half guard. Thats the bell, Edgar wins that round 10-9 easy hes dominating the ground game with perfect take downs.
Round two: Edgar with another awesome take down. Right into Fishers full guard but hes controlling the ground game. Edgar with side control! Back to the feet!. Fishers with a wild right hook but misses and Edgar shoots and gets ANOTHER take down! Edgar working the body with punches. Edgar with side control. But Spencer pulls back guard instantly. Edgar with good punches from the top taking advantage of Fisher missing with up kicks and moving to side control. Edgar with 3 stinging rights and Spencer is cut now!! Edgar still working punches. Edgar gets a cradles and stymies Fishers attempt to stand it up. Edgar controlling the pace. Edgar with side control and now he has the back!!! Fisher rolls through it. Thats the bell. Edgar again dominating and using his game plan to perfection. Another 10-9 rd for Edgar.
Round three: Fisher with a spinning kick and Edgar catches it and gets the double leg take down instantly! Edgar in side control. Edgar landing elbows and now he has his back with both hooks in!!!! Fisher escapes and gets to his feet. Edgar with ANOTHER take down!!! Fisher with full guard. Edgar with two huge rights. A nice elbow from edgar. Back to the feet. Both fighters exchange rights. Edgar clinches and sweeps Fishers feet for yet ANOTHER take down, hes simply dominating this fight with his wrestling. Fisher with full guard. Fisher goes for a triangle and now Edgar has his back. Edgar landing some punches from behind. Back on top in Spencers full guard and Edgar dropping hammer fists. Edgar postures and drops a huge right. Edgar ends the round with a flurry of punches and thats the fight!! Edgar dominates for a unanimous decision.
Final result: Frankie Edgar defeats Spencer Fisher via unanimous decision
Round one: Herman with a jab. Doerksen with a nice right and goes for a take down. Herman with great defense. Both guys are clinched. Herman with the take down. Herman looking to pass and now has half guard. Back to the feet and the ref separates the. Herman with a HUGE right followed by a pin point beast of an elbow and Herman just unloaded on Doerksen and nows hes bleeding bad under his eye. Joe's cut is under the eye lid which is a horrible spot. Herman now on top in Joes full guard but hes posturing and raining elbows. Doerksen back to his feet and tries for a take down but no dice and now Herman is on top in full mount. Doerksen reverses and now has full guard again. Herman with another elbow. Herman ends the round with some great elbows.
Round two: Doerksen's cut is a bad one. Right on his eye lid not to mention swelling. Not a good sign. Herman swinging for the fences. Herman lands a solid one two combo. Herman then gets another take down. Herman passes to half guard. The ref stands them up. Herman with a lazy jab he looks tired. Herman shoots but Doerksen reverses and takes Hermans back!!! He has both hooks. Herman reveres and now has Joe's back!!! But Doerksen has a leg lock!! Herman bashing Doerksens head now from side control. Herman lands a huge elbow, but Doerksen comes out of no where with a triangle thats locked DEEP!!!! But theres only 10 seconds left and Herman is saved by the bell otherwise this one was over.
Round three: Herman with a stiff jab. Hook by Herman. HUGE LEFT HOOK BY HERMAN!!!!!!!! Its over Herman puts Doerksen to sleep.
Final result: Ed Herman defeats Joe Doerksen via knockout in round three