UFC NEWS – Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis Set For UFC on Fox 2
A light-heavyweight bout with serious implications for the division has been booked between the undefeated Phil Davis and former champion Rashad Evans.
ESPN.COM broke the news late last night and BJPENN.COM later confirmed the fight as booked.
While not officially announced by the promotion, UFC on FOX 2 is expected to go down from Chicago’s United Center on January 28.
The bout between the two standout 205 pounders was originally scheduled for UFC 133 in Philadelphia; however a knee injury forced Davis off the card and in his place went Tito Ortiz.
Evans last saw action at the aforementioned UFC 133 in a dominating victory over Tito Ortiz. The win marked his third straight since losing his only pro-fight at the hands of Lyoto Machida at UFC 98 back in May of 2009.
Across from Evans will stand Davis, who has a lot of momentum going into this matchup. Last seen beating up Antonio Rogerio Nogueira for three straight rounds this past March to earn his sixth straight UFC victory Davis will look to make Evans his latest victim in an attempt to keep his 10-fight undefeated streak intact.