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Rory Markhan signs with the UFC; could debut at UFN 14 vs. Brodie Farber

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A source speaking on the condition of anonymity has confirmed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com that the UFC has signed former IFL welterweight fighter Rory Markham.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed and the UFC has yet to officially announce the signing.

Markham, who trains out of Miletich Fighting Systems in Davenport, Iowa, is 14-4 according to Sherdog.com’s fight finder. One of the hardest punchers at 170 pounds, Markham accumulated an impressive 7-2 overall record while with the IFL. He holds notable wins over Mike Pyle, Brad Blackburn, Keith Wisniewski, and Pat Healy.


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Post #1   6/20/08 11:38:44AM   

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im excited to see him fight, be even better if he made the UFN 14 fight card.

Post #2   6/20/08 12:41:49PM   

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Im glad they are bringing in a lot of IFL guys

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Post #3   6/20/08 12:47:40PM   

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Posted by Porch28

Im glad they are bringing in a lot of IFL guys



I hope that means they bring in Jim Miller/Dan Miller to the UFC and Wagnney Fabiano to the WEC.

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Post #4   6/20/08 12:58:39PM   

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Markham is one of the guys in the IFL that people will know. Good signing by the UFC. I don't know how he will do in the division, but should compete right away.

Post #5   6/20/08 3:08:38PM   

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i want Horodecki in there. Good personality. Ryan Shcultz too. Elite XC can have Roy Nelson.

Post #6   6/20/08 5:08:22PM   

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Considering how weak the UFC HW division is, i would be taking Roy Nelson before a lot of these guys.

Post #7   6/20/08 6:01:25PM