Friday, June 27, 2008


After a year plagued with injury and inconsistency in 2007, former International Fight League welterweight Rory Markham has turned himself around in 2008, and is on the cusp of a major career breakthrough.

Rebounding off a year-ending loss in December by defeating Jay Ellis at the debut Adrenaline event in Chicago just a couple short weeks ago, Markham’s good fortune got even better when the dream call came through saying he’d be taking on Brodie Farber at the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Fight Night 14 event on July 19. The main event features UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva making his 205-pound debut against James Irvin.

“This is one of those things where I set a goal for myself when I started my journey down this path and the end result was to be in the UFC, and this is that dream coming to fruition,” said Markham.
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