UFC 108 has seen its share of trouble. The January 2 event has stuggled to keep a main event in tact. Anderson Silva was unable to fight Vitor Belfort due to surgery. Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin was a thought, but now appears to be off indefinitely. Lastly Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is suffering from a nasty staph infection causing the cancellation of his fight with Cain Velasquez.
Never fear UFC fans, the benefit of a star studded roster are that in times of trouble, you have a plethora of superstars to choose from. The UFC has announced the new main event for UFC:108 will be none other than Rashad Evans squaring off with Thiago Silva.
Both men are coming off TKO losses to the UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. The fight was initially scheduled as a replacement bout for Evans who was scheduled to fight Quinton Jackson upon completion of season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter reality show.
Joe Silva and company have been busy of late putting together main events for the UFC’s monthly Pay-Per View schedule. A job that becomes much more difficult when 4 of the 5 company champions are on the shelf recovering from surgery.