UFC 108: “The New Moon” Preview

By Paul Wednesday, December 16, 2009
ufc 108On Dec. 29 "Countdown UFC 108: Jacob vs. Edward." will spotlight the Jan. 2 Event to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC 108 is the UFC's first show of 2010 and has been redesigned weekly by the infamous gypsy curse, that can only be broken by an epic battle between two immortal beings.

OK, maybe I’m taking this creepy promo poster a little to far.

The UFC had grand expectations for the card, but a rash of injuries has left UFC matchmaker Joe Silva working overtime. Originally slated for the UFC 108 main event was a middleweight championship bout between champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort, GONE; then Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin, GONE; then Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cain Velasquez, mmm GONE! Further down the list, the event has also lost:  Gabriel Gonzaga, Carlos Condit, Tyson Griffin and Rory Markham.

The preview show features Evans (13-1-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) and Silva (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC), who could both make a case for a title shot with a win. Evans looks to rebound from the first loss of his five-plus-year career. The 30-year-old lost the UFC's light heavyweight title in May when Lyoto Machida dropped him in the second round of their UFC 98 main-event contest. Silva also recently suffered the lone loss of his career to Machida. After suffering a first-round knockout to "The Dragon" in January, Silva has since bounced back with a TKO win over Keith Jardine at UFC 102.

MAIN CARD
  • Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva
  • Paul Daley vs. Dustin Hazelett
  • Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout
  • Jim Miller vs. Sean Sherk
  • Junior Dos Santos vs. Gilbert Yvel
PRELIMINARY CARD
  • Rafaello Oliveira vs. John Gunderson
  • Dan Lauzon vs. Cole Miller
  • Martin Kampmann vs. Jacob Volkmann
  • Steve Cantwell vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
  • Ryan Jensen vs. Mark Munoz
  • Jake Ellenberger vs. Mike Pyle
You Wanna Make A Bet..........................
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