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UFC Fight Night 14: Silva vs. Irvin

UFC Fight Night 14
  • Saturday 07.19.2008
  • U.S. Broadcast: Spike TV
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: The Palms Casino Resort
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $590,000
  • Attendance: 2,071 (Paid: 1,690)
  • TV Ratings: 3,100,000 viewers (4,500,000 peak)
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Honors & Awards

    Black on white 26x21
  • Fight of the Night
    Frankie Edgar vs. Hermes França   |   $25,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    C.B. Dollaway vs. Jesse Taylor   |   $25,000 bonus to Dollaway
  • Knockout of the Night
    Rory Markham vs. Brodie Farber   |   $25,000 bonus to Markham
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  • Mario Yamasaki
    Silva vs. Irvin (11)Velasquez vs. O'Brien (8)Credeur vs. Yarbrough (5)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Vera vs. Andy (10)Johnson vs. Burns I (7)Markham vs. Farber (4)Blackburn vs. Giboo (2)
  • Yves Lavigne
    Edgar vs. França (9)Dollaway vs. Taylor (6)Loughran vs. Rees (3)Hartt vs. Gugerty (1)

UFC Fight Night 14 Wiki Update Wiki

Also billed as Ultimate Fight Night 14, UFC: Silva vs. Irvin was a special UFC fight card featured on Spike TV in an effort to compete with rival promotion Affliction’s first Pay Per View broadcast. In the main event, put together on short notice, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva moved up to 205lbs. to knock out “The Sandman” James Irvin in the first round.

While some fans believed Silva would fare well even at a higher weight class, the power and strength Silva demonstrated at 205lbs. caused many to ask whether he could take the Light Heavyweight Championship in the future.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Promo Video  |  UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin Promo Video report dead link

    Watch the official promo video for the UFC Fight Night event featuring Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin in Anderson Silva's light heavyweight debut.

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