Rory Markham Injured, Out Of UFC 108 FightThe embattled January 2nd UFC 108 card has suffered yet another loss, as hard-hitting welterweight Rory Markham has been forced to withdraw from his bout with Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann after suffering an Achilles tendon injury in training.

Markham is the second welterweight to withdraw from the seemingly cursed card this week after former WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit also suffered an injury. Kampmann is still expected to compete at the Las Vegas event and a replacement opponent should be named soon.

Kampmann (15-3-0) will be looking to get back on the winning track after a tough loss to Paul “Semtex” Daley at UFC 103 in September. He would have had a guaranteed brawl against Markham, who has never gone to a decision in his entire career, but may need to adjust strategies for his new opponent.

Pegged as a potential title challenger prior to UFC 103, Kampmann now finds himself relegated to the undercard and must fight his way back into contention. Another loss would be a significant setback for the Dane, who trains among the elite at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas.

Markham is expected to recover from the tendon injury, but is unable to train and would not be ready to face Kampmann. A replacement opponent should be announced in the coming week.