by Steven Marrocco – MMAWeekly.com
Jacob Volkmann has been targeted to replace Rory Markham in a welterweight contest against Martin Kampmann at UFC 108.
Sherdog.com was the first to report the possible bout. MMAWeekly.com sources said while the bout is not signed, both parties have agreed to it.
Markham withdrew last week on his doctor’s advice with a pulled Achilles heel.
UFC 108 is slated for the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas. The card has been ravaged by injuries.
Volkmann, 29, fell short last month in his Octagon debut at UFC 106, dropping a unanimous decision to Paulo Thiago. It was the first setback for the Minnesota Mixed Martial Arts Academy pupil in 10 fights.
Kampmann, meanwhile, was bested by Paul Daley in his last outing at UFC 103, his first loss at welterweight. Daley, who was scheduled to face Carlos Condit on the New Year’s card, is now set to face Dustin Hazelett after Condit withdrew due to a hand injury.