UFC 78: Houston Alexander vs. Thiago Silva

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According to the UFC website, heavy handed Houston Alexander will take on undefeated Chute boxe fighter Thiago Silva at UFC 78, November 17 in Newark NJ.

Houson Alexander, the current UFC knock out king will certainly want to keep his win streak alive with a quick defeat of Thiago Silva. Undefeated Silva will have his first real test in the UFC against Alexander. The winner of this bout would likely be given a title shot against UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Rampage Jackson early next spring.

Other fights confirmed for UFC 78 Validation are:

Rashad Evans vs. Michael Bisping
Dave Terrel Vs. Ed Herman
Hector Lombard vs. Karo Parisyan
Frank Edgar Vs. Spencer Fisher

For the latest news and rumors on UFC 78 Validation, check out our FightCard section.

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  1. Why would the winner of this fight most likely get a title shot?!?!?! you still have people way more in contenetion then them..(ie..forrest,hendo,jardine) i think what they should do is make a fight night of just lightweight matchups to figure out what the deal is with this division because there seems to be alot of contenders..knock some out by doing this and it will be easier..also keep in mind even though lidell has dropped 2 decisions he's still in the mix with a huge win(possibly over silva?!?!) and then there is also silva who is ontop of the deivision already and was supposed to get a title shot with one win…i think (just me personally) this is the way things should go…i think forrest should have fought alexandre..i think alot of people would like to see this fight to putting to grinders ijn the cage..alexandre is a tough son of a bitch..reminds me of a more fit and younger tank abott of his days..vs forrest who everyone knows can take a punch(which alexander will do..but one question what happens if forrest was to shoot for a takedown and get alexander to the ground?!?! another possible fight i thionk that would be interesting in this division would be jardine vs hendo…we saw jardine stick out a impressive win over lidell but can he match up well against hendo who is matched if not better then jardine on the ground(i personally think hendo would win) but this way if those fights happened then that would elimainate 2 of the fighters in this log jam…and possibly make the picture more clear..because i really dont think any of theses 2 fighters deserve a title shot yet..theyd have to go through silva first at least!

  2. Everything is so screwed up in that division right now, i dont know who will get the shot. I'm all for a tournament too. The onlything I know is Alexander is running his mouth about RAmpage because he really wants the title shot and who knows, with the rediculous matchups that are coming up and if its the fight of the night, maybe. But I think the first shot will go to Wanderlei.

  3. well wanderlei is gonna have to fight for a title shot too..he is coming off of a loss and cant just get signed to the ufc and automatically get a title shot like that..you got to earn that..right now there are more people ahead of silva(forrest,jardine)there have been rumors that if silva doesnt get lidell like wants then he wants forrest griffin to avenge the loss that "rua" had..just to back up the brazilian pride..one thing though..silva wont be taking forrest lightly after seeing him dismantle his brazilian friend last PPV

  4. I say Forrest Vs. Wanderlei with the winner getting Rampage. I heard Jardine wants Houston Alexander and I would love to see that fight one more time.

  5. i think wanderlei would beat forrest even though forrest is my boy…i think the only way forrest could possibly win is if he puts on another performance like against bonnar..he's gotta get away from the knockout first though..i think if those fights happened..the winner of forrest vs wanderlei gets the winner of jardine alexandre..and the winner of that fight gets a title shot..that would solve everything……..almost….except for the lidell controversy…and hendo is still in the mix..and cheik congo if he wins…oh and mirko cro-cop if he gats back to his winning ways…and possibly shogun after he heals after his surgery..so theres alot of mix up still in this division

  6. That sounds good to me the only thing is that it would put Rampage on the shelf for two fights while he waits for his #1. Who would you put on next to fight rampage, the winner of a Jardine/Alexander match or the winner of Silva/Forrest?

  7. Alexander or Jardine would be the best fights against Rampage cuz the both like to bang.

  8. Rampage would get whooped by Alexander, get his ass whooped by Arlovski…other than that hes good. Crocop too if his ass dont retire and dont have no broken ribs

  9. Arlovski isnt even a LHW. Crocop could drop down and should.

    I liked how Pride was where they fight at the weight they walk around at, I hate the whole shed 20 lbs to drop to a lower weight class thing. They should have weighins just a few hours before fighting and then let them shed water, but they are going to have to suffer in the ring for it.

  10. Yeh it would put rampage out for a couple fights but thats ok anyways because right now hes nursing injuries…i honestly think either alexander or forrest are best suited for rampage..but thats saying that they have to get by silva..i think silva would kill alexander even though we've seen alexander as maybe one of the most aggressive fighters in the cage today..i have to disagree with "kom34"..i really dont think jardine is worthy enough or tough enough to even stand a chance against the people at the top of the LHW…i'd even be down for a forrest vs griffin 2…this time id be putting money on forrest to win it

  11. I know people still dont think Jardine is that good, but it think hes the 2nd toughest LHW behind Henderson. Did you see how many of Houston Alexanders shots and knees he took before he got dropped? Damn. Even Chuck said he had a hard head.

  12. Marc Winthorp says:

    How about Alexander fighting Forrest or Rampage. If I were Houston I wouldn't fight Jardine again unless the money was there because Jardine ran his mouth too much that first fight and paid the costs. Why give someone a rematch who you absolutely embarassed the first time. I'd be wanting to fight other better opponents to get the belt, not someone who already got his head knocked off.

  13. Yeah, Alexander made a good impression in his Jardine fight so it doesnt do him good, he shoudl fight better and I think hes fighting soon but I dont remember who.

    Anyone see the Houson Alexander video where he gets mounted by the ropes and refuses to move to the center of the ring. He said the guy had some vaseline on him so he refused to start in the mount position. Alexander gave up his belt because he wouldnt continue unless they started standing again.

  14. kash says, what the hell are you talking about gave up his belt i think mostly all of you have no idea what you are talking about. you all need to get a little ufc wise or something. wake up people alexander is going to kill everyone

  15. I agree Koby, Dana White sits on his throne bashing these websites for being so retarded, it's not the websites that are retarded….it's half the people that visit them and just spew garbage from their arses.

  16. Dude your a fool if you think alexander deserves a title shot yet..hes fought 2 guys and yeh they were impressive victories..but put him up against rampage and hed get stomped..rampage has a ground game that alexander doesnt..thats why alexander lost a fight on the ground..so until he can work the ground better hes definitely not worthy of a title shot

  17. You guys arent giving nothing but your opinions too, where are your facts. Oh, I guess you guys are those guys watching on the sidelines with beers in your hands telling athletes what they're doing wrong then wheezing when you get out of your seat.

    Alexander gave up his belt in another organization, just trying to find out what. I saw the video but I didnt have any info.

  18. I don't care about Alexander right now the dude needs to fight more in the UFC for me to even give 2 shits, and yeah we might have beers in our hands while watching UFC but guess what were fans that's how we can sit here and see what they are doing wrong, were not saying we could do better then them…we just take note of what they could do to be better athletes and provide better entertainment in the future.

    One of your dads is calling you back to his room, you better hurry back or he might get mad.

  19. I came here for intelligent discussion with other MMA fans but I think the maturity level of the people that visit this site have to be that of an 8 year old boy, we will leave you boys to your rumors and retarded thoughts about who's fight was fixed and we should watch the tapes cause it's obvious…..if I had a penny for every fight that looked fixed i'd have a couple dollars.

  20. I don't mind any of the comments on here just as long as you aren't trying to press people's buttons on purpose or trying to be an MMA snob…"the maturity level of the people that visit this site have to be that of an 8 year old boy." But maybe I'm just not as "UFC wise" as koby who put a lot of thought into his big statement that "Alexander is going to kill everybody."

    Kash, Fedor has too much integrity to throw a fight, he would spit on a contract that has that in it. Are some fights thrown, yeah, but on the smaller scale I would think. The only thing I don't like about the UFC sometimes is when they set up good name fighters with new comers.

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