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Rashad Evans is back. And now it's official. Evans will return to the Octagon for the first time in more than a year to meet Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC Fight Night 61 on Feb. 22 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the UFC announced Friday. It will be the UFC's first trip to the city. The main card will air live on FOX Sports 1. The bout was first reported by Globo. Evans (19-3-1), the former UFC light heavyweight champion, has not competed since beating Chael Sonnen at UFC 167 on Nov. 16, 201 read news >>

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Rashad Evans will make his return to the Octagon against Glover Teixeira at the UFC Fight Night card in Brazil on Feb. 22. read news >>

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Top UFC light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Glover Teixeira are set to headline UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil. read news >>

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On Thursday, Brazilian outlet Globo reported that a bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and Glover Teixeira has been verbally agreed upon for the main event of UFC Fight Night 61 on Feb. 22 in Porto Allegre, Brazil. However, Teixeira's manager, Jorge Guimaraes, has called the report premature. Guimaraes says that Teixeira, who was medically suspended after his UFC 179 loss to Phil Davis, has yet to be cleared to return to competition by Brazil's athletic commission. " read news >>

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It appears the UFC’s February return to Brazil, its first scheduled trip there in 2015, has its main event – a bout between a former champ and a recent title challenger. Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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First he wasn't interested, then he liked the fight, now he's willing to get it on. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Rashad Evans has verbally agreed to throw hands opposite ex-division No. 1 contender Glover Teixeira, at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 61 event on Feb. 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Combate brought word of the pairing earlier today. Evans (19-3-1) hasn't been seen since a first-round shellacking over Chael Sonnen back in late 2013, thank read news >>

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Rashad Evans' first fight since November 2013 is tentatively set to be a five-round main event versus Glover Teixeira next February in Brazil. A big fight announcement has been reported by Ivan Raupp of Globo, and it pertains to the return of former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans. Having been out of action since defeating Chael Sonnen in November 2013, Evans and Glover Teixeira have verbal agreements in place to fight in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Sunda read news >>

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Former UFC champion Rashad Evans has teased the idea of a drop to the middleweight division for several years, but it could soon become reality. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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The Chair does not recognize Rashad Evans. The former light heavyweight champion is "taking up a spot" in the official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings, which means there is a 205-pound fighter hovering just outside the top 15 who could be eligible for a cut of the new Reebok profits, if "Suga" wasn't loitering in the No. 4 hole. UFC President Dana White explains (via The Download): "If you're the champion, you get paid the most. If you're ranked one through five; and next tier, six read news >>

  • a month ago
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Video: Kenny Florian and Rashad Evans preview UFC Fight Night 57 "Edgar vs. Swanson" mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which pops off this Saturday night (Nov. 22, 2014) inside Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was planning to deliver a light heavyweight showdown pitting Alexander Gustafsson against Rashad Evans this January in Stockholm, Sweden, but it appears that "Suga" is no longer interested in participating. Not because he doesn't want to face "The Mauler" (he does), but rather because he's not 100-percent confident in his surgically-repaired knee when it comes to the "explosiveness" required to fight the towering Swede, according to a report from UFC Tonight. read news >>

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Rashad Evans wants to fully recover from an ACL injury before he makes his UFC return. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans tore his ACL in February, effectively ending his 2014 campaign before it even began. The 35-year-old has been recovering since then and recently expressed interest in a return bout with top contender Alexander Gustafsson, going as far as to tell UFC president Dana White to 'set it up'. That lead to speculation that the bout might be a featured fight on a UFC o read news >>

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UFC light heavyweight Rashad Evans publicly expressed a desire to fight top contender Alexander Gustafsson, but wanted to test out the integrity of his knee. Evans tore his ACL back in February and said he was eager to get back to competing, but had to make sure his body could follow along. The results of that experiment are in. As it turns out, Evans says his body isn't ready. The Blackzilian team member claims he can't commit fighting Gustafsson any time soon. Ariel Helwani first reported the read news >>

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One thing has become such a certainty in mixed martial arts that it may as well be written into the laws of the sport: There's never a guarantee you'll see Rashad Evans compete when his name is linked to an opponent. Perhaps the most underrated champion of the UFC's boom period, Evans was one of the first men to make the jump from The Ultimate Fighter to genuine superstardom. He was a blend of elite athleticism, wrestling chops and steady stand-up improvements, and he eventually became a force t read news >>

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