Friday, December 18, 2009

UFC 108 Continues To Crumble Before Our Eyes

This story is becoming almost too convoluted to report, but the apparently cursed UFC 108 card has taken a couple more hits in that last few days.

First, Rory Markham(16-5), who is best known for getting KO'ed by Dan Hardy at UFC 95, pulled out of a fight with Martin Kampmann (15-3). The dazzling Danish striker Kampmann is coming of a somewhat surprising loss to Englishman Paul Daley at UFC 103. He will now look to get back on track against Markham's replacement, Jacob Volkmann (9-1), who impressed many UFC fans in a losing effort against Paulo Thiago at UFC 106.

Just today, a lecerated forehead forced former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk (33-4-1) to pull out of his main card bout with Jim Miller (15-2). This news is particularly incredible because Sherk had just stepped up to the main card a few days ago to replace an injured Tyson Griffin. Miller's newly scheduled opponent is Duane Ludwig (19-9), which makes this bout a bit of an odd selection for the main card. Not that Ludwig isn't a credible opponent, but with a record of 6-4 in his last ten fights over four different promotions, he won't exactly be driving ticket sales.

At this point though, fans should be impressed that UFC 108 is still happening at all. See the complete card below:

Main event:

205 lbs.: Rashad Evans (13-1-1) vs. Thiago Silva (14-1)

Main card (Televised):

170 lbs.: Paul Daley (22-8-2) vs. Dustin Hazelett (12-4)
155 lbs.: Joe Lauzon (18-4) vs. Sam Stout (14-5-1)
155 lbs.: Duane Ludwig (19-9) vs. Jim Miller (15-2)
265 lbs.: Junior Dos Santos (10-1) vs. Gilbert Yvel (36-13-1)

Guaranteed To Air On Spike TV

155 lbs.: Cole Miller (15-4) vs. Dan Lauzon (12-2)
170 lbs.: Martin Kampmann (15-3) vs. Jacob Volkmann (9-1)

Under card (May not be broadcast):

155 lbs.: Rafael Oliveira (9-2) vs. John Gunderson (22-6)
205 lbs.: Vladimir Matyushenko (23-4) vs. Steve Cantwell (7-3)
185 lbs.: Mark Munoz (6-1) vs. Ryan Jensen (15-4)
170 lbs.: Mike Pyle (18-6-1) vs. Jake Ellenberger (21-5)

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