Countdown to UFC 108 – full length video

In this Countdown to UFC 108 video, the main event fight between Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva is looked at, as well as the welterweight match-up between Dustin Hazelett and Paul Daley. Will Rashad revert back to his wrestling and try to take the fight to the ground, or will he choose to stand and … Read more

UFC 108 weigh-in results

Photo by Dave Mandel / Sherdog - Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva headline UFC 108, the first UFC show of the new year, which takes place this Saturday, Jan. 2.

Today’s “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” fighter weigh-ins took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. All fighters but one made weight. Paul Daley weighed in at 172 lbs. on his first attempt, and then was still over the limit after removing his shorts. If he is still over weight after being given some additional time, he is required to forfeit a percentage of his purse to his opponent Dustin Hazelett. Because it is only one pound, he will likely make the weight.

Dan Lauzon and Cole Miller had an intense stare down and exchanged words. That is one fight you do not want to miss. It is one of two preliminary bouts that will be shown on Spike TV Saturday night beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

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ProMMA.info UFC 108 staff picks

Rashad Evans (No. 4 LHW) vs. Thiago Silva (No. 8 LHW)

BRIAN FURBY:┬áIn spite of the fact I wish that one of the other 12 original main event match-ups were still going down, I’m looking forward to this fight. Both guys are quick strikers with good power and have solid all-around games. I think Silva packs more power, but I do think Rashad has a slight edge on speed and technicality while also being more elusive. I don’t think the fight is likely to hit the ground – both guys want an impressive victory to get another shot at Machida, and Rashad also has the added factor of still wanting a piece of Rampage. I think the first round will see a lot of range-testing and maybe some quick flurries where one or both guys look in danger, but in the end, I see Rashad finishing it about halfway through the second. Rashad by TKO in Round 2.

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Watch today’s UFC 108 fighter weigh-ins live on ProMMA.info at 7pm ET

The official fighter weigh-ins for “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” will take place today, Jan. 1 (can you believe it’s 2010), at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. A live stream of the weigh-ins will be available for your viewing pleasure right here at ProMMA.info (www.promma.info) beginning at 4pm PT/7pm ET.

Headlining UFC 108 tomorrow night is former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, taking on American Top Team’s Thiago Silva. Both fighters have only one loss on their record, and it is from the same man, champion Lyoto Machida. These two top-ten fighters will be battling it out to see which one will be first to get their shot at redemption.

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UFC 108: Rashad Evans arrives in Las Vegas


Steve Cofield catches up with Rashad Evans as he is met by a mob of fans upon arriving in Vegas for this weekend’s UFC 108 main event bout against Thiago Silva.

Evans talks about what it was like training through the holidays and not being able to be with his family during Christmas. He also discusses the heartache of losing his title, and now trying to bounce back.

Of course, the subject of Rampage is discussed, not being able to fight him, and whether or not Rampage will actually be rooting for him in this fight.

Enjoy another Rashad Evans interview after the jump…

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