So, a week out from one of the most discussed cards (and not in a good way) for a while. There are some decent fights on there, but it just completely lacks a marquee fight to end the night with. Isnt it time Serra defended that belt? Plus there are a bunch of big name heavyweights waiting in the wings that could have padded this out a bit. Give me Arlovski! Minotauro! drop a kilo or 10 and a title unification for Hendo! As it stands, this card screams anticlimax. Aware that this was very much a plan D for DanaCo, after drug tests, Tito-ness and visa issues haunted the planning of 78, but still...Evans v. Bisping just doesnt cut it (esp since Bisping is owed a repeat clobbering by Hammill) for a $40 PPV. Wonder if the sales will reflect. Anyhow...here is the card: Main card * Light heavyweight bout: Rashad Evans vs. Michael Bisping * Welterweight bout: Karo Parisyan vs. Ryo Chonan * Light heavyweight bout: Houston Alexander vs. Thiago Silva * Lightweight bout: Spencer Fisher vs. Frank Edgar * Middleweight bout: Ed Herman vs. Joe Doerksen Preliminary card * Welterweight bout: Akihiro Gono vs. Tamdan McCrory * Welterweight bout: Chris Lytle vs. Thiago Alves * Lightweight bout: Joe Lauzon vs. Jason Reinhardt * Lightweight bout: Marcus Aurelio vs. Luke Caudillo Im looking forward to Karo's fight personally. Enjoy watching him, but it's a long way to the top in a stacked welterweight division. Fisher is always entertaining. Houston Alexander's trajectory is getting interesting too - some insane weight in those hands. Thoughts?
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11/11/07 at 1:24pm