Monday, April 23, 2018

UFC 88: Rashad Evans' Electrifying Knockout of Chuck Liddell

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UFC 88: Breakthrough – Atlanta – Philips Arena - Sept. 6, 2008

Rashad Evans scored an amazing knockout win over Chuck Liddell at UFC 88.

Evans clobbered the former light heavyweight champion with an overhand right in Round 2.

"I wanted to beat him at his own game," Evans said.

He improved his record to 12-0-1 and earned a light heavyweight title shot against Forrest Griffin at UFC 92.

Former middleweight champion Rich Franklin returned to the light heavyweight division to defeat Matt Hamill. Franklin used a body kick to score a TKO in Round 3.

Dan Henderson rebounded from the loss of his two PRIDE championships with a unanimous decision over Rousimar Palhares.

Nate Marquardt pounded his way to a TKO victory over Denmark's Marvin "The Hitman" Kampmann in 88 seconds.

South Korea’s Dong Hyun Kim remained undefeated with a split decision win over “The Immortal” Matt Brown in the pay-per-view opener.

Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald bounced back from a loss one month earlier to beat Jason Lambert with a rear naked choke in Round 2.

In other preliminary fights, Tim Boetsch beat Michael Patt by TKO at the 2:03 mark; Ryo Chonan beat Roan Carneiro by split decision; and Kurt Pellegrino beat Thiago Tavares by unanimous decision.

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