Yahoo: UFC 108 coverage at 7:30 p.m. ET

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  1. Clark Kent

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    Kevin Iole joined Cofield for a quick breakdown of the big fights at UFC 108. Somewhere between eight and 11 potential matchups went down the drain due to injury. Matchmaker Joe Silva scrambled to put together a decent card, but the local paper, The Las Vegas Review-Journal, still called it "cursed" today.

    The main event with Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva, is huge for both fighters. A loss really has the victim tumbling down the UFC's light heavyweight ranks. The winner could be in line for a title shot towards the end of 2010. British fighting, ESPN U.K. and Paul Daley have a lot at stake when the knockout artist takes on Dustin Hazelett. We saw what a couple of solid wins did for Dan Hardy. Make no mistake about it, if you're British and winning you may get an extra push to the top of the rankings to benefit the UFC's international goals.

    The other intriguing story is Gilbert Yvel facing Junior Dos Santos. Yvel, known for years as a dirty fighter and denied the right to fight in Nevada and California by the associated commissions, has a chance to spoil Dos Santos' run at a heavyweight title shot.

    UFC 108 odds (Courtesy Venetian Resort Casino Hotel):

    Thiago Silva (+170) v. Rashad Evans (-200) - Light heavyweight
    Paul Daley (-115) v. Dustin Hazelett (-115) - Welterweight
    Sam Stout (+220) v. Joe Lauzon (-300) - Lightweight
    Duane Ludwig (+300) v. Jim Miller (-400) - Lightweight
    Gilbert Yvel (+300) v. Junior Dos Santos (-400) - Heavyweight
    Jacob Volkmann (+170) v. Martin Kampmann (-200) - Welterweight
    Dan Lauzon (+130) v. Cole Miller (-160) - Lightweight
    Ryan Jensen (+250) v. Mark Munoz (-330) - Middleweight
    Jake Ellenberger (-115) v. Mike Pyle (-115) - Welterweight
    John Gunderson (+180) v. Rafaello Oliviera (-220) - Lightweight

    Iole, Cofield and Brett Okamoto posted selections for the fights in the Las Vegas Sun. Follow Cagewriter all night long beginning with the first fight at 7:30 p.m. ET. Also check @kevini, @stevecofield and @maggiehendricks on Twitter.

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