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UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 was a mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on December 27, 2008 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2][3]

UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008
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The poster for UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 27, 2008
VenueMGM Grand Garden Arena
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Attendance14,103 (9,701 paid)
Total gate$3,468,440
Buyrate1,000,000 [1]
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir Finale UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson

BackgroundEdit

The main event featured UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin, against undefeated challenger Rashad Evans. This was the first time that two winners of The Ultimate Fighter competed in a title fight against each other.[4]

The first co-main event saw former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir against former Pride Heavyweight Champion and Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira.[5][6]

The other co-main event was a rubber match between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson and former PRIDE Middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva.[7] Silva had won their previous two matches in the PRIDE organization in Japan.

Antoni Hardonk was originally scheduled to face Mark Burch, who was injured and replaced by Mike Wessel.[8]

ResultsEdit

Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Rashad Evans def. Forrest Griffin (c) TKO (punches) 3 2:46 [a]
Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (ic) TKO (punches) 2 1:54 [b]
Middleweight C.B. Dollaway def. Mike Massenzio TKO (punches) 1 3:01
Light Heavyweight Quinton Jackson def. Wanderlei Silva KO (punch) 1 3:21
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Mostapha al-Turk TKO (punches) 1 4:37
Preliminary card
Middleweight Yushin Okami def. Dean Lister Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Antoni Hardonk def. Mike Wessel TKO (punches) 2 2:09
Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill def. Reese Andy TKO (punches) 2 2:19
Welterweight Brad Blackburn def. Ryo Chonan Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Pat Barry def. Dan Evensen TKO (leg kicks) 1 2:36


Bonus awardsEdit

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.[9]

Fight of the Night: Rashad Evans vs. Forrest Griffin
Knockout of the Night: Quinton Jackson
Submission of the Night: Not awarded as no matches ended with submission

PursesEdit

Rashad Evans: $130,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus) def. Forrest Griffin: $100,000[10]

Frank Mir: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira: $250,000

Quinton Jackson: $325,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) def. Wanderlei Silva: $200,000

C.B. Dollaway: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Mike Massenzio: $5,000

Cheick Kongo: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def: Mostapha al-Turk: $7,000

Yushin Okami: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Dean Lister: $19,000

Antoni Hardonk: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Mike Wessel: $4,000

Matt Hamill: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Reese Andy: $15,000

Brad Blackburn: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) vs. Ryo Chonan: $18,000

Pat Barry: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) Dan Evensen: $4,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MMAPayout.com Blue Book". MMAPayout.com. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  2. ^ "Upcoming Events: UFC 92 The Ultimate 2008". Ufc.com. Archived from the original on 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
  3. ^ Iole, Kevin (August 21, 2008). "UFC road show: Montreal out, Portland in". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 18, 2008.
  4. ^ "Three Historic Fights Announced for UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008". UFC.com. October 21, 2008. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
  5. ^ "Fight Finder – UFC 92 The Ultimate 2008". Sherdog.com. December 27, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2008.
  6. ^ Hall, Joe. "Evans, Mir Crowned; Rampage Gets Revenge". Sherdog.com. Retrieved December 28, 2008.
  7. ^ Karkoski, Kris (September 2, 2008). "UFC 91 Media Conference Call". MMAfrenzy.com.
  8. ^ "Mike Wessel To Replace Mark Burch Against Hardonk At UFC 92". MMAnews.com. Archived from the original on December 19, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2008.
  9. ^ Caplan, Sam (December 28, 2008). "UFC 92 "Fight Night" Bonuses Awarded to Jackson, Griffin, and Evans". FiveOuncesOfPain.com. Retrieved December 28, 2008.
  10. ^ "UFC 92 salaries: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson top earner with $325K". MMAjunkie.com. December 29, 2008. Retrieved November 22, 2014.

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