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UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008
A poster or logo for UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date December 27, 2008
Venue MGM Grand Garden Arena
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 14,103 (9,701 paid)
Total gate $3,468,440
Buyrate 1,000,000 [1]
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir Finale UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson

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]

Background[edit]

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 then current Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.[5][6]

The other co-main event was a third fight 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]


Results[edit]

Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Rashad Evans def. Forrest Griffin (c) KO (punches) 3 2:46 [a]
Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Antônio Nogueira (ic) TKO (punches) 2 1:54 [b]
Light Heavyweight Quinton Jackson def. Wanderlei Silva KO (punch) 1 3:21
Middleweight CB Dollaway def. Mike Massenzio TKO (punches) 1 3:01
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 [c]
Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill def. Reese Andy TKO (punches) 2 2:19 [d]
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 [e]
  1. ^ For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship.
  3. ^ This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Griffin vs. Evans fight.
  4. ^ This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Dollaway vs. Massenzio fight.
  5. ^ This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Jackson vs. Silva fight.


Bonus awards[edit]

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

Purses[edit]

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. Antonio 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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MMAPayout.com Blue Book". MMAPayout.com. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Upcoming Events: UFC 92 The Ultimate 2008". Ufc.com. 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. 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. 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.