UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon
UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon (also known as UFC Fight Night 8) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 25, 2007 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. It was broadcast live in the United States and Canada on Spike TV.
|UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||January 25, 2007|
|Venue||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino|
This card featured the UFC debut of PRIDE and Hero's veteran Heath Herring. Originally scheduled for the main card was a bout between middleweight contestants Nate Marquardt and Dean Lister; it is believed that Spike TV influenced the eventual decision to remove the bout from the main card.
|Light Heavyweight||Rashad Evans||def.||Sean Salmon||KO (head kick)||2||1:06|
|Heavyweight||Jake O'Brien||def.||Heath Herring||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Hermes França||def.||Spencer Fisher||TKO (punches)||2||4:03|
|Middleweight||Nate Marquardt||def.||Dean Lister||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–25, 30–25)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Josh Burkman||def.||Chad Reiner||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Ed Herman||def.||Chris Price||Submission (armbar)||1||2:58||[a]|
|Lightweight||Din Thomas||def.||Clay Guida||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Rich Clementi||def.||Ross Pointon||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||4:53|
- This preliminary bout was aired on the broadcast after the Herring vs. O'Brien bout.
The following are the winner of the event's bonus awards given by the UFC.
- Fight of the Night: Spencer Fisher vs. Hermes Franca
- Knockout of the Night: Rashad Evans
- Submission of the Night: Ed Herman
The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that the UFC is required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.
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