UFC 205 in New York City is drawing closer and closer, and the promotion are beginning to announce some big fights for the card. It is clear that they want it to be one of the biggest events of the year, with some of the game’s highest profile fighters being lined up.
MMA Junkie are reporting that former light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will make his middleweight debut at the event, against none other than Tim Kenneddy.
Evans, 36, hails from New York, and boasts a professional record of 19-5-1. His last victory came at UFC 167 over Chael Sonnen. He recorded a victory over current middleweight champion Michael Bisping at UFC 67, and has thrown down with some of the sport’s biggest names in the octagon.
Evans will fight fellow veteran Tim Kennedy, who has not fought since 2014.
The Californian also defeated Bisping, and is a well respected fighter.
Despite the fact that Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone vs Robbie Lawler was pulled from the card today, there is still plenty of time for UFC 205 to become one of the biggest fight-nights of 2016.
There are several reports that featherweight champion Conor McGregor could feature in Madison Square Garden, although there is confusion surrounding the identity of his opponent; the most likely appears to be Eddie Alvarez.