|Event:||UFC 88: Breakthrough|
|Date:||Sat., Sep. 6, 2008|
UFC 88 is officially in the books. ‘Breakthrough’-led card took place at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, 14 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Rashad Evans’s KO (Punch) victory over Chuck Liddell. In the co-main event, Rich Franklin defeated Matt Hamill in round 3 by TKO (Kick to the Body).
UFC 88 bonus awards
Traditionally, UFC has handed out bonuses for Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night, and Knockout of the Night. The bonuses ranged from $20,000 up to $120,000. In 2014, the promotion has announced the Performance of the Night bonuses will replace the existing Knockout and Submission of the Night awards. The bonuses will be $50,000 each. There are two types of awards:
- Fight of the Night is awarded to both fighters in the best fight of the night.
- Performance of the Night is awarded to fighters who put on the best individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 88 bonus winners below:
There were nine fights at UFC 88: Breakthrough, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Rashad Evans and Jason MacDonald, who will be leaving the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia with an extra $50,000. Kurt Pellegrino Vs. Thiago Tavares was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.
UFC 88 fighter payouts
The salaries below are not official, but only an estimate. These payouts do not reflect the entire compensation for the event, as athletes may receive money from other undisclosed endorsements, Reebok sponsorship pay, and PPV points that some top-level fighters collect. Moreover, deductions for items such as insurance and licenses are not accounted for.
The list of fighter pay from UFC 88:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 88 event is PENDING.
UFC 88 attendance and gate
There were 14,736 fans inside the Philips Arena for UFC 88 on September 6. The reported gate for the event is: $2,600,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 480,000.