The main event featured a welterweight clash between former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and Vicente Luque. Having both secured victories in three of their last five fights, this marked the first match of the year for both seasoned fighters.
The spotlight was on the welterweight division in Las Vegas as RDA and Vicente Luque took center stage in a live face-off on Saturday night. For those who couldn’t be present at the venue, a live stream of the event was available.
Here’s a glimpse of the UFC Vegas 78 main card results (broadcasted on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET):
- Vicente Luque faced off against Rafael dos Anjos
- Cub Swanson went head-to-head with Hakeem Dawodu
- Khalil Rountree Jr. locked horns with Chris Daukaus
- Polyana Viana squared off against Iasmin Lucindo
- AJ Dobson and Tafon Nchukwi clashed
- Josh Fremd and Jamie Pickett exchanged blows
For those who tuned in earlier, the preliminary fights (broadcasted on ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET) delivered equally exciting matchups:
- JP Buys competed against Marcus McGhee
- Terrance McKinney took on Mike Breeden
- Francis Marshall challenged Isaac Dulgarian
- Josh Parisian faced Martin Buday
- Jaqueline Amorim encountered Montserrat Ruiz
- Da’mon Blackshear crossed paths with Jose Johnson
- Juliana Miller met Luana Santos
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Vegas 78 Recap
What was the main event of UFC Vegas 78?
The main event of UFC Vegas 78 was a welterweight bout between former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and Vicente Luque.
How many fights did Dos Anjos and Luque win before this match?
Both Rafael dos Anjos and Vicente Luque had won three out of their last five fights before their clash at UFC Vegas 78.
Who were the fighters in the co-main event?
Featherweights Cub Swanson and Hakeem Dawodu were the fighters in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 78.
Where did the event take place?
UFC Vegas 78 was held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Were there any other notable matchups on the main card?
Yes, other notable matchups on the main card included Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Chris Daukaus, Polyana Viana vs. Iasmin Lucindo, AJ Dobson vs. Tafon Nchukwi, and Josh Fremd vs. Jamie Pickett.
Were there any preliminary fights before the main card?
Yes, there were preliminary fights before the main card, including matchups like JP Buys vs. Marcus McGhee, Terrance McKinney vs. Mike Breeden, Francis Marshall vs. Isaac Dulgarian, and more.
How could fans watch the event?
Fans could watch the event via a live stream, and it was also broadcasted on ESPN+.
Were there any other fighters featured in the event?
Yes, there were several other fighters featured in the event, including Josh Parisian, Martin Buday, Jaqueline Amorim, Montserrat Ruiz, Da’mon Blackshear, Jose Johnson, Juliana Miller, and Luana Santos.