Sunday, September 07, 2008

UFC 88 RESLUTS

Rashad Evans, Jason MacDonald, Kurt Pellegrino and Thiago Tavares each earned $60,000 "fight night" bonuses for their performances at UFC 88.

UFC 88 took place Saturday at Phillips Arena in Atlanta and aired live on pay per view. The bonus amounts were equal to last months awards issued at UFC 87.

The UFC announced the bonuses at the UFC 88 post-fight press conference.

There was large selection of knockouts for UFC brass to consider when picking the best of the night. But despite outstanding performances by Nate Marquardt and Tim Boetsch, no knockout was quite as devastating or meant quite as much as Rashad Evans' dismantling of Chuck Liddell. UFC officials agreed, and Evans took home the bonus in addition to his new-found position in the UFC's light-heavyweight division.

Pellegrino and Tavares shared Fight of the Night honors for their rousing lightweight contest. A back-and-forth affair, both fighters showed flashes of brilliance. In the end it was Pellegrino that was able to earn the unanimous decision.

MacDonald erased the frustration of a UFC 87 loss to Damian Maia by securing the victory over a newly-trim Jason Lambert. A late replacement for fellow-Canadian Jason Day, MacDonald secured the evening's sole submission and the hefty bonus by default.

PRELIMINARY RESULTS

Kurt Pellegrino def. Thiago Tavares via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Tim Boetsch def. Mike Patt via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 2:0
Jason MacDonald def. Jason Lambert via submission (rear-naked choke) -- Round 2, 1:20
Ryo Chonan def. Roan Carneiro via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
FULL RESULTS

Rashad Evans def. Chuck Liddell via KO (punch) -- Round 2, 1:51
Rich Franklin def. Matt Hamill via TKO (strikes) -- Round 3, 0:39
Dan Henderson def. Rousimar Palhares via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Nate Marquardt def. Martin Kampmann via TKO (strikes) -- Round 1, 1:22
Dong Hyun Kim def. Matt Brown via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kurt Pellegrino def. Thiago Tavares via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Tim Boetsch def. Mike Patt via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 2:03
Jason MacDonald def. Jason Lambert via submission (rear-naked choke) -- Round 2, 1:20
Ryo Chonan def. Roan Carneiro via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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