A major middleweight fight has been announced for UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 12th, with Rashad Evans set to fight Tim Kennedy.
Former light-heavyweight champion Evans will be making his 185lb debut on the night after opting to make a fresh start at the age of 36 following two losses in a row against Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira.
Evans Admitted that thoughts of retiring had crept into his mind on the night of his first round KO loss to Teixeira earlier this year.
Instead he put on his running shoes and pounded the streets for four hours after the fight, clearing his head and coming to the realization that he still wanted to compete.
‘Suga’ won’t be getting an easy test for his first bout at 185lbs however, with Kennedy being a highly respected upper-echelon contender in that division.
However, Kennedy hasn’t fought in the Octagon since a three fight winning streak in the promotion was ended by a controversial third round TKO loss to Yoel Romero in September of 2014.
Since then Kennedy has remained on active duty as a USA National Guard and it was unclear if he would ever return to fighting, but apparently a huge fight with Evans on this historic card was just too good of an opportunity to pass up.