UFC 108: Rashad Evans vs Thiago Silva; two Lauzon's! Jan. 2, 2010
Ultimate Fighting Championship 108: Rashad 'Suga' Evans vs Thiago Silva
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Ultimate Fighting Championship kicks off the New Year with an explosive light heavyweight main event that has serious implications on the title picture at 205 pounds.
Former world champion and Ultimate Fighter® season ten coach 'Suga' Rashad Evans begins his quest to regain his crown as he takes on Brazilian powerhouse Thiago Silva, who is coming off a spectacular 95 second knockout of Evans' friend and training partner Keith Jardine.
It’s a grudge match of epic proportions. UFC® 108: Evans vs. Silva, live on pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rashad 'Suga' Evans vs Thiago Silva
Joe 'J-Lau' Lauzon vs Sam 'Hands of Stone' Stout
Junior 'Cigano' Dos Santos vs Gilbert 'The Hurricane' Yvel
Cole 'Magrinho' Miller vs Dan 'The Upgrade' Lauzon
Vladimir 'The Janitor' Matyushenko vs Steve 'Robot' Cantwell
Mark 'The Filipino Wrecking Machine' Munoz vs Ryan Jensen
Mike 'Quicksand' Pyle vs Jake Ellenberger
Not sure why the UFC site only lists seven fights. I will count the below fights as 'rumoured' until confirmed officially on the UFC site.
John Gunderson vs. Rafaello Oliveira
Martin Kampmann (No. 9 WW) vs. Jacob Volkmann
Sean Sherk (No. 8 LW) vs. Jim Miller
Paul Daley (No. 8 WW) vs. Dustin Hazelett
Commentary: I almost let out a laugh when I saw Gilbert Yvel listed there. To be fair I mostly enjoy the Dutch Muay Thai stylist's fights but his character is far from poster boy material. I'm happy to see our own Joe Lauzon fighting again, after his surgery, we wish him the best. I'm also happy to see Joe's younger brother Dan Lauzon back in the UFC, may his jock strap be untested.