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UFC 78: Validation

UFC 78
  • Saturday 11.17.2007
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Prudential Center
  • Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,100,000
  • Attendance: 14,071
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 400,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 9
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Knockout of the Night
    Ed Herman vs. Joe Doerksen   |   $55,000 bonus to Herman
  • Fight of the Night
    Thiago Alves vs. Chris Lytle   |   $55,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Akihiro Gono vs. Tamdan McCrory   |   $55,000 bonus to Gono
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Referees

  • Kevin Mulhall
    Herman vs. Doerksen Parisyan vs. Chonan (7)Lauzon vs. Reinhardt (3)Aurelio vs. Caudillo (2)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    Evans vs. Bisping (9)Silva vs. Alexander (8)Edgar vs. Fisher (5)Alves vs. Lytle (4)Gono vs. McCrory (1)

UFC 78 Wiki Update Wiki

Contestants from the early seasons of The Ultimate Fighter got some deserved recognition when a pair of winners—from Seasons 2 and 3—headlined the UFC 78 Pay Per View main event in November of 2007. In the main event, Rashad Evans won a close Split Decision over previously unbeaten British superstar Michael Bisping. Following the loss, Bisping made the move to the middleweight division.


In addition to featuring the UFC debuts of Ryo Chonan and Akihiro Gono, two of Japan’s best and brightest, UFC 78 was also going to feature the promotional debut of future Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard, but the Cuban judoka was forced out of the event due to visa issues.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:57 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Promo Video  |  UFC 78: Validation promo video report dead link

    Watch the official promo video for UFC 78, featuring Rashad Evans versus Michael Bisping.

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