Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and former two-time No. 1 Middleweight contender Chael Sonnen will indeed meet inside the Octagon in 205-pound action at UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 16, 2013.
Apparently "Suga" was on to something.
News of the matchup -- which Sonnen lobbied for earlier this month -- was confirmed during the UFC Fight Night 28 pre-game show on UFC on Fox Sports 1 earlier this afternoon, delaying Sonnen's potential drop back down to 185 pounds.
The bout will serve as the co-main event of the evening, buttressing the marquee 170-pound title fight between UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks in a pay-per-view (PPV) event that will mark the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's 20th Anniversary show.
Sonnen is fresh of a surprising first-round submission victory over Mauricio Rua at UFC Fight Night 26 earlier this month, while Evans finally got back on the winning track with a defeat of Dan Henderson at UFC 161, ending a two-fight skid.
The 205-pound match pits two of the best wrestlers in the division, with the winner inching closer to the top of the divisional ankings (again), as well as earning him bragging rights around the FOX Sports 1 studios, where both moonlight as MMA analysts for the sports network.
It's "The American Gangster" vs. "Suga" in "Sin City" ... who wins and how?