Previewing the UFC 108 card
No better way to come back from an extended holiday than with another UFC pay-per-view event.
Of course, the UFC 108 card is on its fourth main event and has been perhaps the most plagued show of the recent problems the UFC has faced.
Nevertheless, Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva is a big fight for the light-heavyweight division. Both guys are in the mix for a title shot, although I still want to see the Evans vs. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson matchup, which we probably won’t get for awhile if Evans wins.
Dustin Hazelett vs. Paul Daley is a battle between rising stars in the welterweight division. Hazelett’s jiu-jitsu is so strong that it would be enjoyable to watch him against anyone, but Daley should be a good test for him.
There is a pair of interesting lightweight fights but I think the Junior dos Santos vs. Gilbert Yvel fight could be one of the sleepers on this card. Hopefully there are some fireworks in that one because if that main event doesn’t deliver, this card is going to need a lot of sleepers to take the stage.
On a side note, I did want to draw some attention to the story on Corey Hill by Yahoo’s Kevin Iole.
I was there the night Hill’s leg snapped -- and it was brutal -- so it was nice to see this story about his comeback. I hope things turn out for the guy.