Don’t laugh, we went to UFC 78 Validation last night at the new Prudential Center in Newark NJ. In another post, I’ll talk a bit about the atmosphere, the celebrities who showed up, the madness around the arena, but for now, here are the results of last night’s fights.

Akihiro Gono defeated Tamdan McCrory in the Second Round with an Armbar

Marcus Aurelio defeated Luke Caudillo with a TKO like a total badass in Round One.

Joe Lauzon finished Jason Reinhardt like nothing in Round One with a rear naked choke.

In a controversial ending Thiago Alves defeats Chris Lytle via doctor stoppage in Round Two – The fans were completely pissed off continuous “booing”.

Frankie Edgar who received a ton of New Jersey support (he’s from Toms River New Jersey) dominated Spencer Fisher and won via an unanimous decision.

Ed Herman defeated Joe Doerksen with a sick Knockout in Round Three.  Joe was hurt pretty good and needed assistance out of the octagon.

Karo Parisyan defeated Ryo Chonan via unanimous decision after a long borefest – the audience was freaking out.

Thiago Silva defeated Houston Alexander with a major upset in the First Round.  Thiago got a full mount on Houston who looked like a fish out of water.  He rained down a series of punches and finished Houston with a KO in Round One.

Rashad Evans defeated Michael Bisping via split decision in one of the most boring main events ever.  Evans has a tendency to lock up and hold his opponent for the greater majority of the fight.  This is great from a defensive / survival perspective, and I don’t blame him for doing it, but doesn’t make for an exciting fight.


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Don't laugh, we went to UFC 78 Validation last night at the new Prudential Center in Newark NJ. In another post, I'll talk a bit about the atmosphere, the celebrities who showed up, the madness around the arena, but for now, here are the results of last night's...