UFC 88

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UFC 88: Breakthrough
A poster or logo for UFC 88: Breakthrough.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date September 6, 2008
Venue Philips Arena
City Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance 14,736
Total gate $2,600,000
Buyrate 480,000 [1]
Event chronology
UFC 87: Seek and Destroy UFC 88: Breakthrough UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer

UFC 88: Breakthrough was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on September 6, 2008 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.[2] The event was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans.


Preliminary card[edit]

Chonan defeated Carneiro via split decision (29–28, 29–28, 28–29).
MacDonald defeated Lambert via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:21 in round 2. This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Liddell vs. Evans fight.
Boetsch defeated Patt via TKO (punches) at 2:03 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Henderson vs. Palhares fight.
Pellegrino defeated Tavares via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–27, 29–27).

Main card[edit]

Kim defeated Brown via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).
Marquardt defeated Kampmann via TKO (punches) at 1:22 of round 1.
Henderson defeated Palhares via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
Franklin defeated Hamill via TKO (body kick) at 0:39 of round 3.
Evans defeated Liddell via KO (punch) at 1:51 of round 2.

Bonus awards[edit]

Each of the following awards resulted in an additional $60,000 payout to the participating fighter:[3]

Fighter payroll[edit]

Rashad Evans ($120,000: $60,000 show/$60,000 win) def. Chuck Liddell ($500,000)

Rich Franklin ($100,000: $50,000 show/$50,000 win) def Matt Hamill ($10,000 show)

Dan Henderson ($250,000: $100,000 show/ $150,000 win) def. Rousimar Palhares ($7,000 show)

Nate Marquardt ($56,000/$28,000 for show and $28,000 win bonus) def. Martin Kampmann ($15,000)

Dong Hyun Kim ($46,000/$23,000 for show and $23,000 win bonus) def. Matt Brown ($8,000)

Kurt Pellegrino ($24,000/$12,000 for show and $12,000 win bonus) def. Thiago Tavares ($5,000)

Tim Boetsch ($16,000/$8,000 for show and $8,000 win bonus) def. Mike Patt ($5,000)

Jason MacDonald ($44,000/$22,000 for show and $22,000 win bonus) def. Jason Lambert ($17,000)

Ryo Chonan ($30,000/$15,000 for show and $15,000 win bonus) def. Roan Carneiro ($9,000)

This does not include bonuses award money.

Total $1,260,000 [4]

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