UFC 88

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UFC 88: Breakthrough
The poster for UFC 88: Breakthrough.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateSeptember 6, 2008
VenuePhilips Arena
CityAtlanta, Georgia
Total gate$2,600,000
Buyrate480,000 [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.


Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
Preliminary card
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

Bonus awards[edit]

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

External links[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dave Meltzer. "Lesnar blasts UFC toward record year". Yahoo!.
  2. ^ "Liddell-Evans Headlines UFC 88 in Atlanta on September 6". UFC.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-19.
  3. ^ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2008/9/8/610135/ufc-88-salaries