Markham out of 'Ultimate Fighter 9' finale vs. Grant

Miletich Martial Arts fighter Rory Markham is out of his scheduled bout against Canadian fighter T.J. Grant due to injury. The two had planned to fight on The Ultimate Fighter Team U.S.A. vs. Team U.K. Finale at The Palms in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

"I had to cancel the fight due to a quad injury," Markham told on Monday. He indicated that the injury was sustained during training, but is hopeful that he'll be able to return to the Octagon sometime around August or so.

Markham was coming off of a tough knockout loss at UFC 95 to rising British star Dan Hardy. He did, however, have a highlight reel knockout of his own over Brodie Farber in his UFC debut last July. So even at 1-1 in the Octagon, we're likely to see Markham return due to his knockout or be knocked out style.

After rising through the ranks in Canada, T.J. Grant finally made his mark in the UFC earlier this year in April, winning a split decision over veteran Japanese fighter Ryo Chonan.

It was unclear at the time of publication who would step in to fill the void for the UFC at this late date, the finale just five days away.

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