Completed MMA Event

UFC 90: Silva vs Cote

UFC 90
  • Saturday 10.25.2008
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Allstate Arena
  • Location: Rosemont, Illinois, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,800,000
  • Attendance: 15,359
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 300,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Knockout of the Night
    Junior dos Santos vs. Fabrício Werdum   |   $65,000 bonus to dos Santos
  • Fight of the Night
    Sean Sherk vs. Tyson Griffin   |   $65,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Spencer Fisher vs. Shannon Gugerty   |   $65,000 bonus to Fisher


  • Herb Dean
    Silva vs. Cote (10)
  • David Smith
    Alves vs. Koscheck (9)Sherk vs. Griffin (6)
  • Todd Frederickson
    Maynard vs. Clementi (8)Fisher vs. Gugerty (4)França vs. Aurelio (2)
  • Marc Fennell
    dos Santos vs. Werdum (7)Leites vs. McFedries (5)
  • Mike Reid
    Miller vs. Horwich (3)Sell vs. Burkman (1)


UFC 90 Wiki

Originally rumored to be facing Japanese standout Yushin Okami in the main event of UFC 90, Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva instead took on Canadian striker Patrick Cote after Okami suffered a hand injury in training. The ensuing fight was universally panned as one of the worst of the year, with Silva electing to counter strike and refusing to engage over the first two rounds before Cote injured his knee and was unable to continue in the third round.

Following the win, UFC President Dana White publicly bashed Silva, saying he was embarrassed by the main event and promising to make it up to fans in the future.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:56 PM ET
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