UFC 108 fighter salaries

The “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” official fighter salaries are now available. ProMMA.info (www.promma.info) received the disclosed payroll today via fax from Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer.

The man leading the charge was main event winner and former UFC lightweight champion Rashad Evans. Evans made a nice $200,000 to fight, and another $175,000 on top of that for defeating Thiago Silva via unanimous decision.

The low man on the UFC 108 totem pole was John Gunderson, who earned $5,000 for a unanimous decision loss to Rafaello Oliveira on the preliminary card. Full list of fighter salaries after the jump…

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Dana White UFC 108 fight night video blog

Part 1

It’s fight night at UFC 108, and Dana White takes us behind the scenes to see things from his perspective. We get to walk to the ring with Thiago and Rashad as they make their entrances, and our very own blogger Frankie Trigg, along with his dad Frank, make cameos.

Part 2 after the jump…

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“UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” results and play-by-play commentary

LAS VEGAS – “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” takes place tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The main event features a light heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva. Both fighters have one loss on their record, and it is to the same person, champion Lyoto Machida. Evans and Silva will be battling it out to see who can get their redemption shot at Machida first.

ProMMA.info (www.promma.info) will be providing live play-by-play commentary of UFC 108 beginning tonight at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Also, immediately following the event, we will be providing a live video stream of the UFC 108 post-fight press conference.

Quick Results

•Rashad Evans def. Thiago Silva by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3
•Paul Daley def. Dustin Hazelett by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (2:24)
•Sam Stout def. Joe Lauzon by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3
•Jim Miller def. Duane Ludwig by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (2:31)
•Junior dos Santos def. Gilbert Yvel by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (2:07)
•Martin Kampmann def. Jacob Volkmann by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (4:03)
•Cole Miller def. Dan Lauzon by submission (kimura from reverse triangle) Rd 1 (3:05)
•Mark Munoz def. Ryan Jensen by submission (strikes) Rd 1 (2:30)
•Jake Ellenberger def. Mike Pyle via TKO (punches) Rd 2 (0:22)
•Rafaello Oliveira def. John Gunderson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3

Play-by-play commentary starts after the jump…

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Countdown to UFC 108 – full length video

In this Countdown to UFC 108 video, the main event fight between Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva is looked at, as well as the welterweight match-up between Dustin Hazelett and Paul Daley. Will Rashad revert back to his wrestling and try to take the fight to the ground, or will he choose to stand and … Read more

UFC 108 weigh-in results

Photo by Dave Mandel / Sherdog - Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva headline UFC 108, the first UFC show of the new year, which takes place this Saturday, Jan. 2.

Today’s “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” fighter weigh-ins took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. All fighters but one made weight. Paul Daley weighed in at 172 lbs. on his first attempt, and then was still over the limit after removing his shorts. If he is still over weight after being given some additional time, he is required to forfeit a percentage of his purse to his opponent Dustin Hazelett. Because it is only one pound, he will likely make the weight.

Dan Lauzon and Cole Miller had an intense stare down and exchanged words. That is one fight you do not want to miss. It is one of two preliminary bouts that will be shown on Spike TV Saturday night beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

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ProMMA.info UFC 108 staff picks

Rashad Evans (No. 4 LHW) vs. Thiago Silva (No. 8 LHW)

BRIAN FURBY: In spite of the fact I wish that one of the other 12 original main event match-ups were still going down, I’m looking forward to this fight. Both guys are quick strikers with good power and have solid all-around games. I think Silva packs more power, but I do think Rashad has a slight edge on speed and technicality while also being more elusive. I don’t think the fight is likely to hit the ground – both guys want an impressive victory to get another shot at Machida, and Rashad also has the added factor of still wanting a piece of Rampage. I think the first round will see a lot of range-testing and maybe some quick flurries where one or both guys look in danger, but in the end, I see Rashad finishing it about halfway through the second. Rashad by TKO in Round 2.

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Watch today’s UFC 108 fighter weigh-ins live on ProMMA.info at 7pm ET

The official fighter weigh-ins for “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” will take place today, Jan. 1 (can you believe it’s 2010), at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. A live stream of the weigh-ins will be available for your viewing pleasure right here at ProMMA.info (www.promma.info) beginning at 4pm PT/7pm ET.

Headlining UFC 108 tomorrow night is former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, taking on American Top Team’s Thiago Silva. Both fighters have only one loss on their record, and it is from the same man, champion Lyoto Machida. These two top-ten fighters will be battling it out to see which one will be first to get their shot at redemption.

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UFC 108 pre-fight press conference quotes

Photo by Tracy Lee - Rashad and Thiago face off at the UFC 108 presser.

The “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” pre-fight press conference took place on Wednesday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. UFC President Dana White, along with headliners Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva, as well as Dustin Hazelett and Paul Daley fielded questions from the media. Here are some notable quotes from the presser:

Dana White

Just like 97 other fights in the past couple of months, that one has fell apart. Cantwell has some medical problems. He might not ever fight again.

I think he’s [Rashad] going to have to beat Thiago on Saturday to get that shot with Rampage.

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Watch today’s UFC 108 pre-fight press conference live on ProMMA.info at 4pm ET

Today’s “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” pre-fight press conference takes place today at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., at 1pm PT / 4pm ET, and will be available in a live video stream here at www.promma.info.

UFC 108 features a light heavyweight bout between former champion Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva, who are battling it out to see who gets the next shot at the title. Both fighters have only one loss on their record, and it is from the same man, champion Lyoto Machida.

Also on the card, is a welterweight match-up between Paul Daley and Dustin Hazelett, Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout, Jim Miller vs. Duane Ludwig, and Junior dos Santos vs. Gilbert Yvel.

Stay tuned to www.promma.info for all your “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” coverage, including a live stream of the weigh-ins on Friday, a live play-by-play of UFC 108 Saturday night, followed by a live stream of the post-fight press conference, and more. Watch the press conference video and UFC 108 pre-fight interviews after the jump…

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UFC 108: Rashad Evans arrives in Las Vegas


Steve Cofield catches up with Rashad Evans as he is met by a mob of fans upon arriving in Vegas for this weekend’s UFC 108 main event bout against Thiago Silva.

Evans talks about what it was like training through the holidays and not being able to be with his family during Christmas. He also discusses the heartache of losing his title, and now trying to bounce back.

Of course, the subject of Rampage is discussed, not being able to fight him, and whether or not Rampage will actually be rooting for him in this fight.

Enjoy another Rashad Evans interview after the jump…

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