Bang! Duane Ludwig steps up to face Jim Miller at UFC 108 with Sean Sherk hurt


Well when it rains, it pours

It's hard to imagine, but the injury-riddled UFC 108: "Evans vs. Silva" fight card has sustained yet another blow. However, the promotion has shifted seamlessly on the fly to minimize the damage.

The Northwest Indiana Times is reporting that Sean Sherk is off the UFC 108 card after sustaining a sever forehead laceration and that mixed martial arts veteran Duane Ludwig has answered the call to fill in for "The Muscle Shark" against Jim Miller.

The former lightweight champion was actually filling in for Tyson Griffin after originally being penciled in against Rafael Oliveira on the same card.


Ludwig will return to the UFC for the first time since 2006, when he stopped Jonathan Goulet just 11 seconds into the first round of their bout at Ultimate Fight Night 3. Since then, Ludwig has compiled a 8-5 record competing primarily under the Strikeforce banner.

Miller is fresh off a technical knockout win over Steve Lopez at UFC 103 back in Sept., during which Lopez and his shoulder decided to part ways early into the second round, effectively halting the bout. It marked the fifth fight for the New Jersey product inside the Octagon and his fourth win.

A unanimous decision loss to the streaking Gray Maynard at UFC 96 back on March 7 is the only blip during that span. His other wins include Matt Wiman and David Baron.

To check out the latest UFC 108: "Evans vs. Machida" fight card click here. It changes daily.

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