Rashad Evans (Photo: foxsports.com)
UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 – Las Vegas, Nev. – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Dec. 27, 2008
Rashad “Suga” Evans completed his march to the UFC light heavyweight title by defeating Forrest Griffin at UFC 92.
The undefeated Evans won by TKO in Round 3 in the first-ever title fight between winners of The Ultimate Fighter.
Frank Mir won the UFC interim heavyweight title from Antonio Noguiera in the TUF 8 coaches fight. Mir won by TKO in Round 2 to earn a shot at heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, whom Mir had already defeated.
Mir had been forced to drop the heavyweight title in 2004 after a motorcycle accident.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson avenged two PRIDE losses by knocking out Wanderlei Silva in 3 minutes, 21 seconds.
CB Dollaway improved his record to 8-1 with TKO win over Mike Massenzio in just over three minutes.
Cheick Kongo opened the pay-per-view with a TKO win over Mostapha Al Turk at the 4:37 mark.
Yushin Okami (23-4) defeated Dean Lister by unanimous decision on the pre-show.
Pat “HD” Barry made a successful Octagon debut with a win over Dan Evensen of Norway. Barry won by TKO due to leg kicks for the third time in four career fights.
Antoni Hardonk won his third fight in a row, beating Mike Wessel by TKO in Round 2.
In other preliminary fights, Matt Hamill beat Reese Andy by TKO in Round 2; and Brad Blackburn defeated Ryo Chonan by unanimous decision.