Report: Rashad Evans vs Phil Davis fight booked for UFC on FOX 2 main event on Jan. 28 in Chicago

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Let's try this one again ... but on a much bigger stage.

Light heavyweight contenders Rashad Evans and Phil Davis have been re-booked to square off as the headlining fight of the UFC on Fox 2 event scheduled for Jan. 28, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois.

ESPN.com brought word of the pending match-up a short while ago.

The first time these two were matched up was back in August for a fight at UFC 133 in Philadelphia. That is until Davis injured his knee and Tito Ortiz stepped in on short notice. Evans ended up scoring a technical knockout win in the ensuing fight.

That victory earned him a title shot against Jon Jones, who defeated Quinton Jackson to set up what promised to be the most heavily hyped fight of the year.

Then, of course, it all unraveled ... again.

As it turned out, Evans hurt his thumb during his win over Ortiz and this forced the UFC to once again make a difficult decision. It could keep it's budding superstar light heavyweight champion on the sidelines until "Suga" got healthy or book him for a bout while Rashad healed up.

Which is exactly what they did.

But if Jones is going to be fighting Lyoto Machida on Dec. 10, surely Evans, who will be healthy by January, should get a fight in the meantime.

And that's where Phil Davis comes in.

"Mr. Wonderful" has been recovering from the knee issue that kept him out of the first scheduled booking against Evans during the summer. Now, though, he's finally healthy and raring to get back inside the Octagon.

What better way to do it than against the number one contender to the 205-pound belt?

Evans vs. Davis is reportedly set to serve as the main event of the UFC on Fox 2 fight card going down on Jan. 28, 2012, from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Other match-ups booked for the card are Chael Sonnen vs. Mark Munoz, Jon Olav Einemo vs. Mike Russow and Demetrious Johnson vs. Eddie Wineland.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more on this still-developing fight card.

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