Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis set for UFC on FOX 2 headlinerPosted on November 30, 2011, 08:37 AM by Anton Gurevich
ESPN.com reports that "Suga" Rashad Evans will return to action against Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis in the main event of UFC on FOX 2 on January 28th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The winner is expected to earn a shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight title, which will be on the line at UFC 140, as the reigning Champion Jon Jones faces Lyoto Machida in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
UFC on FOX 2 will be co-headlined by the 185lbs collision between Chael Sonnen and Mark Munoz. Just the like the main event of the night, Sonnen vs. Munoz is a #1 Contender bout, for the right to face Anderson Silva sometime during 2012.
Evans and Davis were originally scheduled to meet at UFC 133, but the fight was cancelled after "Mr. Wonderful" was forced to pull out of the card due to a knee injury. Rashad Evans fought Tito Ortiz instead, beating the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion via TKO in Round 2.
Rashad Evans is currently 16-1-1 in his MMA career, losing only to Lyoto Machida (via KO), back at UFC 98. Since then, Evans is on an impressive three-fight winning streak, with victories over the top-ranked 205'ers Thiago Silva, Rampage Jackson, and as mentioned above - Tito Ortiz. As for Davis, the young wrestling prodigy is currently undefeated in his MMA campaign, holding a professional record of 9-0 with 2 KO/TKO's and 3 Submissions. In his most recent bout, Davis defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via Unanimous Decision.
Further Reading: Davis says the fight with Rashad Evans "still makes sense"