UFC 90

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UFC 90: Silva vs. Côté
A poster or logo for UFC 90: Silva vs. Côté.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date October 25, 2008
Venue Allstate Arena
City Rosemont, Illinois
Attendance 15,359
Total gate $2,850,000
Buyrate 300,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben UFC 90: Silva vs. Côté UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar

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] The main event featured UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva vs. number #1 contender Patrick Côté.


The 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. Anderson Silva's original opponent was rumored to be Yushin Okami, but the fight was scratched after Okami suffered a hand injury. Also, the bout between Gray Maynard and Rich Clementi was moved to the main card.[3]

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

Other changes to the card included:

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


Preliminary card[edit]

Sell defeated Burkman via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Franca defeated Aurelio via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).
Miller defeated Horwich via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Fisher defeated Gugerty via submission (triangle choke) at 3:56 of round 3.
Leites defeated McFedries via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:18 of round 1. This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Silva vs. Côté fight.

Main card[edit]

Sherk defeated Griffin via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).
Maynard defeated Clementi via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
dos Santos defeated Werdum via TKO (punches) at 1:20 of round 1.
Alves defeated Koscheck via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 30–27).
Silva defeated Côté via TKO (knee injury) 0:39 of round 3 to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship.

Bonus awards[edit]

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


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