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UFC 78 Main Event Live Blog: Rashad Evans vs. Michael Bisping

Welcome to the UFC 78 main event live blog, where we'll be providing live, round-by-round updates of tonight's main event between Rashad Evans and Michael Bisping.

The UFC 78 undercard live blog is over, so now Evans vs. Bisping is the only fight remaining.

The main event will start just after midnight Eastern Standard Time.

Round-by-round updates are after the jump.
Refresh this page often for constant updates throughout the fight.

Rashad Evans vs. Michael Bisping
Evans and Bisping have both entered the Octagon.
Round 1
: And the main event is underway. Evans comes out with a right hand and then goes for the takedown. The fans are chanting "USA" to show support for Evans. The ref breaks them up as they grapple against the fence. Bisping tries a high kick but Evans gets a takedown. Evans is definitely in control here. The fight slowed down in the final minute of the round, but Evans definitely wins Round 1.

Round 2: Evans gets a takedown and starts Round 2 where he finished Round 1. Evans' mouthpiece came out and was on the ground for about a minute but Bisping wasn't able to land any strikes before Evans got it back in. Overall this is, again, Evans' round, but he's starting to look tired. Evans lands a right hand with a minute to go in the round. Bisping gets a takedown right at the end of the round, but overall I give the round to Evans.

Round 3: The first 30 seconds are basically a boxing match, without much landing. Then Evans takes Bisping down. Good side control, right into guard. Evans has had Bisping in his control, but now Bisping reverses it and gets Evans on his back. With two minutes to go, Evans lands a strike, and I'd have to say this is Evans' fight, unless Bisping does something dramatic. Bisping lands a kick but it doesn't do much damage, and with only a minute left Bisping needs to do something now. It ends with the fighters on the ground, and we'll go to the judges' scorecards. I'd give this fight to Evans but it wouldn't shock me if the judges go with Bisping. I'll let you know what the judges say as soon as it's announced.
Rashad Evans wins by split decision.