The Ultimate Fighting Championship's second effort with Fox reportedly has a main event. According to a story by ESPN.com, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will tangle with Phil Davis in a non-title affair.
Evans and Davis were originally slated to face one another back in August of this year as the second-offered main event for UFC 133. The original Evans vs. Jon Jones fight was scrapped and Davis was tapped as a replacement for the then-injured champion. However, Davis would have to also withdraw due to knee injury.
For Evans, the fight serves to solidify his long-held status as the number one light heavyweight contender. Davis, by contrast, faces the biggest test of his career and most decorated opposition in Evans.
Evans enters this bout having most recently stopped former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz with strikes in the second round of their main event bout at UFC 133. Davis, plagued by injury, last fought in March of this year in a headlining bout against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 24. Davis won a unanimous decision.
UFC on Fox 2 is slated for January 28, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. MMA Nation will continue to update the fight card as it is announced.
UFC on Fox 2 fight card:
Light heavyweight: Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis
Bantamweight: Demetrious Johnson vs. Eddie Wineland
Heavyweight: John Olav Einemo vs. Mike Russow