Here's a new story in the OC Register:
Two “The Ultimate Fighter” winners will meet in the main event of a UFC pay-per-view event for the first time at UFC 78 when England’s Michael Bisping takes on Rashad Evans on Saturday night at 7 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
But UFC president Dana White found himself defending the Bisping-Evans main event and the UFC 78 card during a conference call Monday to hype the event.
Bisping (15-0) is coming off a controversial split decision victory over Matt Hamill at UFC 75 in
England where many believe Bisping was awarded a gift decision in his hometown.
Evans (15-0-1) is coming off a draw against former UFC light-heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz at UFC 73. Evans only got the draw because Ortiz was penalized a point in the second round for holding onto the cage.
The original plan was to have the Bisping-Hamill and Evans-Ortiz rematches co-headline UFC 78. But Hamill and Ortiz suffered injuries in their bouts, so the UFC put together a main event between two undefeated up-and-coming 205-pounders.
“Two winners from two different seasons (of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’) have never fought each other before,” White said. “Not only is it hard to go 3-0 in this sport, but both these guys that are fighting in this main event are 15-0.”
Read the rest of this story with a ton of UFC notes at the bottom: http://punch.freedomblogging.com/2007/11/14/ufc-notes-defending-ufc-78/