Completed MMA Event

UFC 85: Bedlam

UFC 85
  • Saturday 06.07.2008
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: O2 Arena
  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,920,000
  • Attendance: 15,327
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 215,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Knockout of the Night
    Matt Hughes vs. Thiago Alves   |   $50,000 bonus to Alves
  • Fight of the Night
    Matt Wiman vs. Thiago Tavares   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Roan Carneiro vs. Kevin Burns   |   $50,000 bonus to Burns


  • Herb Dean
    Hughes vs. Alves (11)Marquardt vs. Leites (8)Kampmann vs. Rivera (6)Lambert vs. Cané (3)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    Bisping vs. Day (10)Werdum vs. Vera (7)Wiman vs. Tavares (5)Taylor vs. Liaudin (2)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Swick vs. Davis (9)Carneiro vs. Burns (4)Hardonk vs. Sanchez (1)


UFC 85 Wiki

After the dismal Pay Per View performance of UFC 80 in January, it seemed that no card could do worse in 2008. Enter UFC 85, which, after one of the worst strings of injuries in promotional history had altered its main event more times than ever before, wound up with a non-title welterweight fight between Matt Hughes and Thiago Alves that drew 215,000 buys.

In the main event, Alves demolished Hughes in two rounds, finishing him with a flying knee for the knockout. Alves came into the fight four pounds overweight. The main event was originally supposed to feature Chuck Liddell fighting Mauricio Rua, but Rua was forced off the card due to injury, as was Liddell.

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