For the first time, two Ultimate FighterÂ® winners will face off. Ultimate Fighter season 2 winner Rashad Evans a 15-0-1 powerhouse wrestler, will take on Ultimate Fighter season 3 winner Michael Bisping, a dangerous striker with a current record of 15-0. Bisping and Evans – two undefeated light heavyweights – look to break out of the pack and prove they are among the best in the division. UFC 78 Validation will also feature 8 other explosive fights to be announced soon.
There has been a lot of talk that American Top Team welterweight Thiago Alves will be added to UFC 78 on November 17th in Newark, New Jersey. The fight could be his first ever on a televised main card. mmanews
The California State Athletic Commission have announced that the following fighters tested negative for anabolic agents, masking agents, diuretics and drugs of abuse when tested at UFC 76 on September 22nd in Anaheim, California: Lightweights: Matt Wiman, Michihiro Omigawa, Jeremy Stephens, and Diego Saraiva. Heavyweights: Christian Wellisch and Scott Junk
Vitor Belfort is weighing offers from multiple organizations and looking at Rampage as a possible future opponent, this according to tatame.com.