UFC 90: Silva vs. Côté was a mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on October 25, 2008, at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.[2]

UFC 90: Silva vs. Côté
The poster for UFC 90: Silva vs. Côté.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 25, 2008
VenueAllstate Arena
CityRosemont, Illinois
Total gate$2,850,000
Event chronology
UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben UFC 90: Silva vs. Côté UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar


The main event featured UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva vs. number #1 contender Patrick Côté. Silva's original opponent was rumored to be Yushin Okami, but the fight was cancelled after Okami suffered a hand injury.

A scheduled bout between Thales Leites and Goran Reljic was scratched from the card due to an injury suffered by Reljic. Drew McFedries was chosen as Reljic's replacement.[3]

Diego Sanchez suffered an injury while preparing for his bout against Thiago Alves and was forced to pull out. Josh Koscheck stepped in to fight instead.[4]

Melvin Guillard was slated to fight Spencer Fisher, but was replaced by Shannon Gugerty.

Ricardo Almeida was replaced by Dan Miller due to an injury.

Marcus Aurélio replaced injured Gleison Tibau.

Future UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos made his UFC debut at this event.


Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Anderson Silva (c) def. Patrick Côté TKO (knee injury) 3 0:39 [a]
Welterweight Thiago Alves def. Josh Koscheck Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Gray Maynard def. Rich Clementi Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Fabrício Werdum TKO (punches) 1 1:20
Lightweight Sean Sherk def. Tyson Griffin Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Middleweight Thales Leites def. Drew McFedries Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:18
Lightweight Spencer Fisher def. Shannon Gugerty Submission (triangle choke) 3 3:56
Middleweight Dan Miller def. Matt Horwich Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Hermes França def. Marcus Aurélio Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Pete Sell def. Josh Burkman Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00

Bonus awardsEdit

All fighters were awarded an extra $65,000.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Anderson Silva vs. Cote Tanks on PPV". MMAPayout.com. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  2. ^ Alves-Sanchez moving to UFC 90 in Chicago – MMA – Yahoo! Sports
  3. ^ Leites/Reljic bout cancelled | MMAweekly.com
  4. ^ Sherdog
  5. ^ mmafc (2010-01-19). "UFC 90 Weigh-in Results, Salaries, Bonuses, and Medical Suspensions". mmafullcontact.com. Retrieved 2018-09-16.

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