UFC 78 Post-Event News and Notes

Some news and notes following last night’s UFC 78: Validation…

- The UFC announced their annual post-fight award winners at the post-fight press conference. They are as follows:

Fight of the Night - Chris Lytle vs Thiago Alves
Knockout of the Night - Ed Herman
Submission of the Night - Akihiro Gono

Each four of those fighters will receive a $55,000 bonus.

- As I’m sure everyone already knows Dan Henderson will drop down to middleweight and challenge Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title at UFC 82 in March.

- UFC President Dana White said that a total attendance of 14,071 packed into the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. White stated that the UFC would return to New Jersey for an event next year. The live gate was marked at $2.1 million.

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