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.[1] It was broadcast live in the United States and Canada on Spike TV.[2]

UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJanuary 25, 2007
VenueSeminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
CityHollywood, Florida
Event chronology
UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon UFC 67: All or Nothing


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.[3]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
Preliminary card
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
  1. ^ This preliminary bout was aired on the broadcast after the Herring vs. O'Brien bout.

Bonus awardsEdit

The following are the winner of the event's bonus awards given by the UFC.[4]

  • Fight of the Night: Spencer Fisher vs. Hermes Franca
  • Knockout of the Night: Rashad Evans
  • Submission of the Night: Ed Herman

Official salariesEdit

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.[5]

Fighter Payout
Rashad Evans $24,000
Sean Salmon $3,000
Jake O’Brien $18,000
Heath Herring $60,000
Hermes Franca $24,000
Spencer Fisher $13,000
Nate Marquardt $44,000
Dean Lister $11,000
Josh Burkman $14,000
Chad Reiner $3,000
Ed Herman $24,000
Chris Price $3,000
Din Thomas $24,000
Clay Guida $5,000
Rich Clementi $20,000
Ross Pointon $5,000

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Stupp, Dann (2006-12-12). "UFC FIGHT NIGHT 8: RASHAD EVANS VS. SEAN SALMON". MMAkunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  2. ^ "SHERDOG.COM PREVIEW: UFC FIGHT NIGHT". Sherdog.com. 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  3. ^ "Exclusive interview with UFC middleweight Nate Marquardt". Retrieved 2007-02-05.
  4. ^ "UFC Fight Night 8". FightMetric. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  5. ^ Trembow, Ivan (2007-03-12). "UFC 68 Fighter Salaries & UFC Fight Night 8 Fighter Salaries". MMAWeekly.com. Ivan's Blog. Retrieved 2013-02-06.

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