UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin

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UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJuly 19, 2008
VenuePalms Casino Resort
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Total purse$623,000
Event chronology
UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin UFC 87: Seek and Destroy

UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin (also known as UFC Fight Night 14) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on July 19, 2008 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The main event marked Anderson "The Spider" Silva's first foray into the Light Heavyweight division, facing James "The Sandman" Irvin.[2] After the fight, Irvin tested positive for methadone and oxymorphone.[3]

This card was put together on an unusually short notice, it was an attempt to compete with rival promotion Affliction's PPV premiere.[4]

The bout between Anthony Johnson and Kevin Burns ended in controversy. Referee Steve Mazzagatti awarded Burns the victory after Johnson fell to the ground following an eyepoke, despite the fact that Mazzagatti warned Burns several times during the fight about fouls. Johnson appealed the decision to the NSAC, but it was ultimately rejected.[5]

The event was broadcast in the U.S. and Canada on Spike, and in the UK on Setanta Sports 2.


Main card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Anderson Silva def. James Irvin KO (punches) 1 1:01
Light Heavyweight Brandon Vera def. Reese Andy Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Frankie Edgar def. Hermes França Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez def. Jake O'Brien TKO (punches) 1 2:02
Welterweight Kevin Burns def. Anthony Johnson TKO (eye poke) 3 3:35 [a]
Middleweight C.B. Dollaway def. Jesse Taylor Submission (Peruvian necktie) 1 3:58
Preliminary card
Middleweight Tim Credeur def. Cale Yarbrough TKO (punches) 1 1:54
Middleweight Nate Loughran def. Johnny Rees Submission (triangle choke) 1 4:21
Lightweight Shannon Gugerty def. Dale Hartt Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:33
Welterweight Rory Markham def. Brodie Farber KO (head kick) 1 1:37 [b]
Welterweight Brad Blackburn def. James Giboo TKO (punches) 2 2:29
  1. ^ The fight was stopped after Johnson went down following an illegal eye poke by Burns.
  2. ^ This preliminary bout was aired on the broadcast following the Vera vs Andy bout.

Bonus awards[edit]

At the end of the night, the UFC awarded $25,000 to each of the fighters who received one of these three awards.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UFC Fight Night 14 Fighters Test Clean For Steroids". MMAFrenzy.com. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
  2. ^ "UFC Fight Night 14". MMAJunkie. June 18, 2008. Archived from the original on June 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  3. ^ NSAC: UFC's James Irvin tests positive for methadone and oxymorphone | MMAjunkie.com Archived 2012-07-20 at Archive.today
  4. ^ "UFC Combats Affliction's PPV Premier". RedSweat. June 18, 2008. Archived from the original on June 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  5. ^ "Anthony Johnson fails in attempt to have Kevin Burns result overturned". MMAjunkie.com. 2008-09-14. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
  6. ^ "UFC FIGHT NIGHT 14 FIGHTER SALARIES AND BONUSES". mmaweekly.com. 2018-07-21. Retrieved 2018-10-02.

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