The year 2008 is the 16th year in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States. In 2008 the UFC held 20 events beginning with, UFC 80: Rapid Fire.

2008 in UFC
A poster or logo for 2008 in UFC.
Information
First dateJanuary 19, 2008
Last dateDecember 27, 2008
Events
Total events20
UFC13
UFC Fight Night5
TUF Finale events2
Fights
Total fights201
Title fights11
Chronology
2007 in UFC 2008 in UFC 2009 in UFC

Title fightsEdit

Title fights in 2008
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Lightweight B.J. Penn def. Joe Stevenson Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:02 UFC 80: Rapid Fire [a]
Heavyweight Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Tim Sylvia Submission (guillotine choke) 3 1:28 UFC 81: Breaking Point [b]
Middleweight Anderson Silva
(UFC Champion)
def. Dan Henderson
(Pride Champion)
Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:52 UFC 82: Pride of a Champion [c]
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre (ic) def. Matt Serra (c) TKO (knees) 2 4:45 UFC 83: Serra vs St-Pierre 2 [d]
Lightweight B.J. Penn (c) def. Sean Sherk TKO (flying knee and punches) 3 5:00 UFC 84: Ill Will [e]
Light Heavyweight Forrest Griffin def. Quinton Jackson (c) Decision (unanimous) (48–46, 48–46, 49–46) 5 5:00 UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin [f]
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre (c) def. Jon Fitch Decision (unanimous) (50–44, 50–43, 50–44) 5 5:00 UFC 87: Seek and Destroy [g]
Middleweight Anderson Silva (c) def. Patrick Côté TKO (knee injury) 3 0:39 UFC 90: Silva vs. Côté [h]
Heavyweight Brock Lesnar def. Randy Couture (c) TKO (punches) 2 3:07 UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar [i]
Light Heavyweight Rashad Evans def. Forrest Griffin (c) KO (punches) 3 2:46 UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 [j]
Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Antônio Nogueira (ic) TKO (punches) 2 1:54 UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 [k]

The Ultimate FighterEdit

Season Finale Division Winner Runner-up
TUF 7: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest Jun 21, 2008 Middleweight Amir Sadollah C.B. Dollaway
TUF 8: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir Dec 13, 2008 Light Heavyweight Ryan Bader Vinicius Magalhães
Lightweight Efrain Escudero Phillipe Nover

Debut UFC fightersEdit

The following fighters fought their first UFC fight in 2008:

Events listEdit

# Event Date Venue Location Attendance
122 UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 Dec 27, 2008 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 14,166[2]
121 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir Finale Dec 13, 2008 Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 1,853[3]
120 UFC: Fight for the Troops Dec 10, 2008 Crown Coliseum Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S. 8,500[4]
119 UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar Nov 15, 2008 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 14,272[5]
118 UFC 90: Silva vs. Côté Oct 25, 2008 Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois, U.S. 15,359[6]
117 UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben Oct 18, 2008 National Indoor Arena Birmingham, England, U.K. 9,515[7]
116 UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer Sep 17, 2008 Omaha Civic Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. 9,103[8]
115 UFC 88: Breakthrough Sep 6, 2008 Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. 14,736[9]
114 UFC 87: Seek and Destroy Aug 9, 2008 Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. 15,087[10]
113 UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin Jul 19, 2008 Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 2,071[11]
112 UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin Jul 5, 2008 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 10,990[12]
111 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest Finale Jun 21, 2008 Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 1,853[12]
110 UFC 85: Bedlam Jun 7, 2008 The O2 arena London, England, U.K. 15,327[13]
109 UFC 84: Ill Will May 24, 2008 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 14,773[14]
108 UFC 83: Serra vs. St-Pierre 2 Apr 19, 2008 Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada 21,390
107 UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Lauzon Apr 2, 2008 Broomfield Event Center Broomfield, Colorado, U.S. 6,742[15]
106 UFC 82: Pride of a Champion Mar 1, 2008 Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio, U.S. 16,431[16]
105 UFC 81: Breaking Point Feb 2, 2008 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 10,583[17]
104 UFC Fight Night: Swick vs. Burkman Jan 23, 2008 Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 1,900[4]
103 UFC 80: Rapid Fire Jan 19, 2008 Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, England, U.K. 8,412[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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