UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon

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UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJanuary 25, 2007
VenueSeminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
CityHollywood, 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 (also known 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]


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]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Rashad Evans def. Sean Salmon KO (head kick) 2 1:06
Heavyweight Jake O'Brien def. Heath Herring Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Hermes França def. Spencer Fisher TKO (punches) 2 4:03
Preliminary card
Middleweight Nate Marquardt def. Dean Lister Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–25, 30–25) 3 5:00
Welterweight Josh Burkman def. Chad Reiner Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Ed Herman def. Chris Price Submission (armbar) 1 2:58 [a]
Lightweight Din Thomas def. Clay Guida Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Rich Clementi def. Ross Pointon Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:53
  1. ^ This preliminary bout was aired on the broadcast after the Herring vs. O'Brien bout.

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

See also[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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