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UFC 108: 'Evans vs Silva' final line up now official for Jan. 2 in Las Vegas


Ultimate Fighting Championship cautiously announced the final line up for its traditional year-end pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is scheduled for the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan. 2.

UFC 108: "Evans vs. Silva" has been marred by injuries for months, forcing the likes of champions Anderson Silva and Brock Lesnar, as well as big names such as , Vitor Belfort, Shane Carwin, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Cain Velasquez, Rory Markham, Tyson Griffin, Sean Sherk, Carlos Condit and Gabriel Gonzaga, of the card.

Now UFC 108 will feature a reworked main event between former smooth-moving light heavyweight champion "Sugar" Rashad Evans and the hard-hitting Thiago Silva. British brawler Paul Daley is slated to battle Brazilian jiu-jitsu phenom Dustin Hazelett in the co-featured fight of the night.

Here is the official UFC 108 fight card:

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 (9-1) vs. Gilbert Yvel (36-13-1)

Under card (Spike TV broadcast):

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

Under card (May not be broadcast):

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)
155 lbs.: Rafael Oliveira (9-2) vs. John Gunderson (22-6)

Not too shabby ... all things considered.

Remember that will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of the UFC 108 PPV telecast at 10 p.m. ET on fight night. Our play-by-play coverage of the commercial-free Spike TV broadcast, which will feature two bouts, Martin Kampmann vs. Jacob Volkmann and Cole Miller vs. Dan Lauzon, will begin earlier in the evening at 9 p.m. ET.

Of course, we will also deliver up-to-the-minute quick of all the under card action well before all the other goodness begins.

We’re still several weeks away from showtime; therefore, feel free to share your thoughts and predictions on "Evans vs. Silva" in the comments section below. And remember that will be the spot for the latest news and event-related highlights before, during and after the event.

For everything you need to know about UFC 108 feel free to also hit up our event archive right here.

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