Sunday, November 18, 2007

UFC 78 Recap - Snoozidation

Recap by the MMA Blaster

I always said leading up to this event that the card had great #3 or #4 ppv fights on it but didn't have a title fight and every ppv card should have a title fight. I stand by that statement and believe this is a card that could have gone live on Spike.

Here are the results:

Akihiro Gono Tamden McCrory Submission (Armbar) 2 3:19
Marcus Aurelio Luke Caudillo TKO (Strikes) 1 4:29
Joe Lauzon Jason Reinhardt Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 1:14
Thiago Alves Chris Lytle TKO (Doctor Stoppage - Cut) 2 5:00
Frank Edgar Spencer Fisher Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Ed Herman Joe Doerksen KO (Punch) 3 0:39
Karo Parisyan Ryo Chonan Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Thiago Silva Houston Alexander TKO (Strikes) 1 3:25
Rashad Evans Michael Bisping Decision (Split) 3 5:00

I was happy that they showed the Lauzon fight, as I predicted he destroyed the smaller and untested Reinhardt. Ed Herman delivered his best UFC performance to date, avenging his loss and looking sharp with his strikes and his game. Silva exposed the Houston Alexander weakness, the ground. Apparantly if you get Houston to the ground he is toast.

In total, this was not the UFC's best card. The three decisions were uneventful and the three stopage wins were completely one-sided. I give the event a C.

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