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UFC 78: Houston Alexander vs. Thiago Silva added; Bisping vs. Evans designated main event

Thomas Gerbasi of is reporting that the UFC has designated the match between undefeated light heavyweights Michael Bisping and Rashad Evans as the main event of UFC 78 on Nov. 17 in Newark, NJ.

Gerbasi also revealed that Houston Alexander will be back in action at UFC 78 and will be taking on Thiago Silva. Silva is 11-0 and considered one of the most promising young light heavyweights in the division. Meanwhile, despite being 35, Alexander is viewed by many as a breakout star coming off the heels of two devastating first round TKOs in his first two UFC fights.

According to the website, the televised portion of the card will be comprised of Bisping vs. Evans, Alexander vs. Silva, Hector Lombard vs. Karo Parisyan, Spencer Fisher vs. Frankie Edgar, and David Terrell vs. Ed Herman.

  • dizzle says:

    WTF!?!?!? Why the hell r they putting alexander against silva? Stupid if u ask me…they need to fuckin let rampage and alexander duke it out for the GOLD! fuckin Thiago “The Garbage Man” Silva…the dood is garbage.

  • nicklovesmma says:

    I think Houston will win this fight because Silva is the king of beating scrubs and Alexander can hang with the top 10 crowd

  • Kato says:

    All I know is that they are going to have to come with more firepower than this to get me to pay $40 to watch.

  • Mo Dogg says:

    Ughh. We joined the UFC fight club to ensure we got good tickets for this event, and we dove in heaad first to get the tickets as soon as they went on sale. I was really banking on the lightweight belt being in a top match here, any word on if Sherk wins his appeal will he have to defend the title against BJ here. The other rumor circulating was it would be BJ vs. Joe Stevenson for a vacant belt if Sherk loses his appeal. I am sorry if this is in another article, but if anybody can add some light to this you would make a bunch of us happy with promising news :)


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