Thursday, March 6, 2008

Rashad Evans to Face Chuck Liddell at UFC 85

Rashad Evans has reportedly( stepped up to face Chuck Liddell at UFC 85in London on June 7th. Liddell was originally to face Mauricio Shogun Rua in sort of a revenge match after Liddell beat Shogun's longtime friend and training partner Wanderlei Silva.

Evans was originally rumored to face Thiago Silva at UFC 83 in Canada, but the "Ultimate Fighter" season 2 winner has instead stepped up to face the former light heavyweight champion in Liddell. Evans is coming off a split decision win over brit Michael Bisping at UFC 78.

No word yet on if Thiago Silva will still be fighting at UFC 83 with a replacement stepping in for Evans.

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