UFC 88: Breakthrough Card Finalized

Written by Tim Ngo
August 15th, 2008

After a lot of rumors and possible line-up changes, the card for UFC 88 in Atlanta has been finalized. The UFC rounded the card out by booking Jason Lambert’s middleweight debut against Jason Day. Lambert has been struggling of late, but is looking for a fresh start in the UFC’s lopsided middleweight division.

There’s no doubt that Lambert has some serious knockout power, but he’s also shown a propensity to put himself into bad situations and get knocked out himself.

Jason Day will provide a tough test for Lambert. Both fighters have a lot to prove before they get a shot at current UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva.

Here’s how the finalized card for UFC 88: Breakthrough looks:

UFC 88 – Breakthrough
When: September 6, 2008
Where: Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
How: PPV

Preliminary Bouts:

Matt Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Jason Day vs. Jason Lambert
Tim Boetsch vs. James Lee
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Thiago Tavares
Roan Carneiro vs. Ryo Chonan

Main Bouts:

Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Karo Parisyan
Martin Kampmann vs. Nate Marquardt
Rousimar Palhares vs. Dan Henderson
Matt Hamill vs. Rich Franklin
Rashad Evans vs. Chuck Liddell

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