UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon

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UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date January 25, 2007
Venue Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
City Hollywood, Florida
Event chronology
UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon UFC 67: All or Nothing

UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon referred to by the media 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]

Background[edit]

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]

Results[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

Clementi defeated Pointon via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:52 of round 2.
Thomas defeated Guida via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Middleweight bout: Ed Herman vs. Chris Price
Herman defeated Price via submission (armbar) at 2:58 in round 1. This preliminary bout was aired on the broadcast after the Herring vs. O'Brien bout.
Burkman defeated Reiner via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).
Marquardt defeated Lister via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-25).

Main card[edit]

Franca defeated Fisher via TKO (punches) at 4:03 in round 2.
O'Brien defeated Herring via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Evans defeated Salmon via KO (head kick) at 1:06 in round 2.

Bonus awards[edit]

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 salaries[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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