(Evans returned to his wrestling roots in a decision victory over Thiago Silva. Check out the full gallery here.)
FIGHT! Media president Donovan Craig was on the scene at UFC 108 along with FIGHT! photo Paul Thatcher. The much-maligned card delivered in a big way, with Paul Daley and Junior Dos Santos delivering breakout performances.
Rashad Evans def. Thiago Silva by unanimous decision.
Paul Daley def. Dustin Hazelett by KO at 2:24 of round one.
Sam Stout def. Joe Lauzon by unanimous decision.
Jim Miller def. Duane “Bang” Ludwig by armbar at 2:31 of round one.
Junior Dos Santos def. Gilbert Yvel by TKO at 2:07 of round one.
Martin Kampmann def. Jacob Volkmann guillotine at 4:03 of round one.
Cole Miller def. Dan Lauzon by kimura from inverted triangle at 3:05 of round one.
Mark Munoz def. Ryan Jensen by submission (punches) at 2:30 of round one.
Jake Ellenberger def. Mike Pyle by TKO at 0:22 of round two.
Rafaello Oliveira def. John Gunderson by unanimous decision.
Paul “Semtex” Daley received $50,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus for his detonation of Dustin Hazelett. Cole Miller won a $50,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus for finishing Dan Lauzon and Sam Stout and Joe Lauzon both took home $50,000 for “Fight of the Night.”
Attendance & Gate
According to the UFC, paid attendance for the event was 13,255 for a gate receipt of $2 million.
Roger Clemens, MC Hammer, Flavor Flav, and “Sugar” Shane Mosley were all in attendance last night.
Boxer James Toney was at the post-fight presser. When Toney attended UFC 107 earlier this month he expressed interest in competing in MMA and at the 108 press conference Dana White said that he and the fighter would talk.