|UFC 88: Breakthrough|
The poster for UFC 88: Breakthrough.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||September 6, 2008|
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. The event was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans.
|Main card (PPV)|
|Light Heavyweight||Rashad Evans||def.||Chuck Liddell||KO (punch)||2||1:51|
|Light Heavyweight||Rich Franklin||def.||Matt Hamill||TKO (body kick)||3||0:39|
|Middleweight||Dan Henderson||def.||Rousimar Palhares||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Nate Marquardt||def.||Martin Kampmann||TKO (punches)||1||1:22|
|Welterweight||Dong Hyun Kim||def.||Matt Brown||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Kurt Pellegrino||def.||Thiago Tavares||Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Tim Boetsch||def.||Michael Patt||TKO (punches)||1||2:03|
|Middleweight||Jason MacDonald||def.||Jason Lambert||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||1:20|
|Welterweight||Ryo Chonan||def.||Roan Carneiro||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
Each of the following awards resulted in an additional $60,000 payout to the participating fighter:
- Fight of the Night: Kurt Pellegrino vs. Thiago Tavares
- Knockout of the Night: Rashad Evans
- Submission of the Night: Jason MacDonald
- Dave Meltzer. "Lesnar blasts UFC toward record year". Yahoo!.
- "Liddell-Evans Headlines UFC 88 in Atlanta on September 6". UFC.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-19.