UFC Fight Night 14

UFC: Silva vs. Irvin referred to by the media as UFC Fight Night 14 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on July 19, 2008 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event marked Anderson "The Spider" Silva's return to Light Heavyweight against James "The Sandman" Irvin. Silva formerly fought at Light heavyweight in Pride. This card was put together on an unusually short notice, it was an attempt to compete with rival promotion Affliction's PPV premiere.[2][3] It was broadcast in the U.S. and Canada on Spike, and in the UK on Setanta Sports 2.



Preliminary card

* Welterweight bout: United States Brad Blackburn vs. United States James Giboo

Blackburn defeated Giboo by TKO at 2:29 of round 2.

* Welterweight bout: United States Rory Markham vs. United States Brodie Farber

Markham defeated Farber by KO (head kick) at 1:37 of round 1. This preliminary bout was aired on the broadcast.

* Lightweight bout: United States Dale Hartt vs. United States Shannon Gugerty

Gugerty defeated Hartt by Submission (rear naked choke) at 3:33 or round 1.

* Middleweight bout: United States Nate Loughran vs. United States Johnny Rees

Loughran defeated Rees by Submission (triangle choke) at 4:21 of round 1.

* Middleweight bout: United States Tim Credeur vs. United States Cale Yarbrough

Credeur defeated Yarbrough by TKO at 1:54 of round 1.

Main card

* Middleweight bout: United States Jesse Taylor vs. United States C.B. Dollaway

Dollaway defeated Taylor by Submission (Peruvian necktie) at 3:58 of round 1.

* Welterweight bout: United States Anthony Johnson vs. United States Kevin Burns

Burns defeated Johnson by TKO at 3:35 of round 3. The fight was stopped after Johnson went down following an illegal eye-poke by Burns. Referee Steve Mazzagatti awarded Burns the victory although he was warned several times during the fight about fouls. Johnson appealed the decision to the NSAC, however it was ultimately rejected.[4]

* Heavyweight bout: United States Cain Velasquez vs. United States Jake O'Brien

Velasquez defeated O'Brien by TKO at 2:02 of round 1.

* Lightweight bout: Brazil Hermes Franca vs. United States Frank Edgar

Edgar defeated Franca by unanimous decision. All 3 judges scored the bout 30-27.

* Light Heavyweight bout: United States Brandon Vera vs. United States Reese Andy

Vera defeated Andy by unanimous decision (30-27,29-28, 29-28)

* Light Heavyweight bout: Brazil Anderson Silva vs. United States James Irvin

Silva defeated Irvin by KO at 1:01 of round 1.

  • Fight of the Night: Brazil Hermes Franca vs. United States Frank Edgar
  • Submission of the Night: United States C.B. Dollaway
  • Knockout of the Night: United States Rory Markham