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UFC 108 Cursewatch: Rory Markham Pulls Out of Martin Kampmann Fight

(Markham starches Brodie Farber during his Octagon debut last July.)

Following withdrawals by Anderson Silva, Brock Lesnar, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Gabriel Gonzaga, Carlos Condit, and Tyson Griffin, MMA Weekly reports that the latest fighter to pull out of UFC 108 (January 2, Las Vegas) is Rory Markham, who recently aggravated an old achilles tendon injury, and may be out of action for up to a year. Markham, who hasn’t competed since his first-round knockout loss against Dan Hardy at UFC 95, was slated to take on fellow welterweight Martin Kampmann, who is coming off his own loss against Paul Daley; Kampmann is still expected to compete on the card against an opponent to be named later.

Though not all of the matchups have been officially confirmed, UFC 108′s lineup is currently looking like this:

Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva
Paul Daley vs. Dustin Hazelett
Jim Miller vs. Sean Sherk
Junior Dos Santos vs. Gilbert Yvel
Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout

Martin Kampmann vs. TBA
Cole Miller vs. Dan Lauzon
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Steve Cantwell
Mark Munoz vs. Ryan Jensen
Mike Pyle vs. Jake Ellenberger

So who will be the next to fall victim to the UFC’s New Year’s Jinx? Currently, "Steve Cantwell via knee injury" is a solid pick at -130, though "Gilbert Yvel via staph infection" is a very attractive underdog bet at +210.

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Baerel- December 14, 2009 at 8:26 pm
I think im the only one who is excited to see Silva fight.

ps. this is my first post.... I gotta say some of you dudes are funny as hell. keep it up.
vengful1- December 14, 2009 at 3:24 pm
No thanks!!
exes.for.iballs- December 14, 2009 at 11:48 am
Are you serious? This is the best fight night card to date!
ghostboner- December 14, 2009 at 10:26 am
Not to sound like a negative nelly or anything but this card is absolute poop. And it keeps getting worse.
ghostboner- December 14, 2009 at 10:21 am
Cantwell via knee injury? No way man Mr. Roboto is solid. My picks Would be Sherk via roid dq (obvious) or Joe Lauzon via uncontrollable Dumbo flight. Although Martin Kampmann via kraut overdose looks very possible. That dude is as Aryan as they come. He looks like he might have been in an 80's rock band whose name starts with an "S" and ends with "corpions".
Sabado Gigante- December 14, 2009 at 8:24 am
Wanna make this shit interesting? How about Joe Lauzon vs Dan Lauzon?! Winner gets to be a character in the Bible
mean sean bean- December 14, 2009 at 8:16 am
argh, how do I delete double post?
Get Off Me- December 14, 2009 at 8:14 am
The dude has a point..... Daley v.Haze is not a good match up, but if semtex can stay up(this is the million dollar question) it could be a nice KO. Lauzon v. Stout will deliver(I was at UFC 97 and Wiman v. Stout saved the Bell Centre from a RIOT). I like Jim Miller too, great scraper and I think it's 50/50 if the fight will be good with Sherk.

mean sean bean- December 14, 2009 at 8:14 am
Ugh. That card is bowling shoe ugly. The crowd will be dead during the "main event" - two guys no-one is rooting for.
Daley/Hazelett could be good, but Daley is dead meat when it goes to the ground. Can't bring myself to care about anything else on the card. None of those matches seem to be advancing anyone. UFC 108 - Revenge of the Midcard.
robthom- December 14, 2009 at 8:12 am

Two main dishes on one plate, kind of a waste. They should have saved combining all that hands until down the line IMO.

Hopefully the gremlins on the wing have had enough of picking on the main draws for awhile and have decided to stick it to the Kampmans and markhams of the roster instead.
sonochamp- December 14, 2009 at 8:06 am
Next injury: Rashad Evans - Groin Pull
Las Vegas Audience - Death via suicide after realizing they paid $200+ for a Fight Night ticket.
Clinch-Smash- December 14, 2009 at 6:32 am
LOL Skeletor

@ Bob Reilly
what i ment was so called main event
Jugger- December 14, 2009 at 6:27 am
For me, Hazelett vs. Daley is the main event. As long as this fight sticks, I'm good. Hopefully Haze can log another dazzling submission victory.
skeletor- December 14, 2009 at 6:21 am
dude you are correct, this has fight night written all over it. I hope Thiago kills Rashad but for some reason it just doesn't seem likely. But he will still forever be one of my favorites just because of what he did to the Dean of Mediocracy.
Bob Reilly- December 14, 2009 at 6:16 am
What main event?
dude- December 14, 2009 at 6:15 am
...As a matter of fact, they should air this event on SPIKE
dude- December 14, 2009 at 6:13 am
Rashad Evans is taking this fight by KO. Other than this fight, Junior dos Santos vs Yvel is the only other fight worth watching. Not worth the PPV bucks
Clinch-Smash- December 14, 2009 at 6:10 am
Any Brazilan by staph is a good bet, Look out main event you could be next.