According to sources close to Flo Combat, a Middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Rashad Evans is in the works for UFC 205, which is set to go down inside Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12, 2016, in New York City.
The fight will be Evans' debut at 185 pounds after knocking heads at Light Heavyweight the majority of his career, winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 205-pound world title in 2008. After dropping his previous two bouts to Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira at 205 pounds, "Suga" now hopes to right his ship in a brand new weight class.
It won’t be a walk in the park, as Kennedy has proven to be one of the most durable fighters in the division, winning his first three UFC bouts -- including a victory over current champ Michal Bisping -- before running into Yoel Romero’s punches at UFC 178 back in 2014.
After a near two-year long layoff, Kennedy looks to get back into the mix in a big way. And taking out a long-time veteran and former champion like Evans will announce to the rest of the MMA world that he is indeed back. I guess we know now why an unlucky United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) rep had a gun pulled on him over the weekend.
As for Kennedy’s beef with UFC president Dana White, no word if that’s on the mend or not.