UFC 88 Suspensions and Salaries


Rich Franklin. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission has released the official lists of medical suspensions and fighter salaries stemming from this past weekend’s UFC 88: Breakthrough event, which took place at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rashad Evans scored a brutal second-round knockout of former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell in the show’s main event. Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin and former PRIDE title holder Dan Henderson were also victorious in their respective bouts.

In terms of the fighter salaries, remember that this is only the base salary that a fighter received. Bonuses, deductions, and other undisclosed fees are not included.

Rashad Evans ($120,000) def. Chuck Liddell ($500,000)
Rich Franklin ($100,000) def. Matt Hamill ($10,000)
Dan Henderson ($250,000) def. Rousimar Palhares ($7,000)
Nate Marquardt ($56,000) def. Martin Kampmann ($15,000)
Dong Hyun Kim ($46,000) def. Matt Brown ($8,000)
Kurt Pellegrino ($24,000) def. Thiago Tavares ($13,000)
Tim Boetsch ($16,000) def. Mike Patt ($5,000)
Jason MacDonald ($44,000) def. Jason Lambert ($17,000)
Ryo Chonan ($30,000) def. Roan Carneiro ($9,000)

Post-fight bonuses were handed out to Evans (Knockout of the Night), Jason MacDonald, (Submission of the Night), and Kurt Pellegrino and Thiago Tavares (Fight of the Night). Each fighter received an additional $60,000.

Liddell received the longest medical suspension following his knockout loss to Evans. Liddell is suspended for 60 days and is required to a CT scan and a neurological evaluation before he will be cleared to fight again. Also suspended for 60 days is Franklin, who sustained a deep cut over his right eye and Tavares, who suffered a broken nose.

The second longest suspensions were received by Mike Patt and Ryo Chonan. Patt suffered a fractured nose while Chonan has a large laceration over his right eye. Matt Hamill and Martin Kampmann will each be sidelined for a month due to precautionary reasons. A cut suffered by Matt Brown will keep him out of action for half that time and all remaining fighters on the card have been suspended for one week as per state regulations.

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