Rashad Evans has been sidelined with an injury. | Marcelo
Evans’ light heavyweight showdown with Daniel
Cormier has been scratched from UFC
170 after Evans was forced to withdraw due to a leg injury.
UFC officials announced the news on Wednesday night, revealing that
the Feb. 22 card will move forward with 10 bouts. UFC 170 takes
place at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and is headlined
by a women’s bantamweight title collision between reigning champion
Rousey and fellow Olympian Sara
A former UFC light heavyweight champion, Evans earned consecutive
victories to close out 2013 after suffering back-to-back defeats to
Jones and Antonio
Rogerio Nogueira. “Suga” looked especially impressive in his
most recent outing, when he stopped Chael Sonnen
in the first round of their UFC 167 clash this past November.
Cormier was set to make his 205-pound debut opposite Evans after
posting 13 straight wins to begin his career as a heavyweight. The
two-time Olympian made his Octagon debut last year, outpointing
ex-UFC champion Frank Mir
before doing the same to onetime IFL kingpin Roy Nelson at
October’s UFC 166.