UFC Legend Rashad Evans Set To Come Out Of Retirement
UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans is set to roll back the years on January 28 when Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC will hold its first event in the United States.
The MMA promotion is set to rope in some of the biggest names of the MMA world for its US debut. Nurmagomedov had recently said that he was intending to make his promotion a household name in the US to go for global success.
Evans had earlier hinted at featuring in a boxing fight against Logan Paul or former champion Roy Jones Jr, but the talks never progressed to paper.
The 42-year-old, who retired in 2018, will compete at light heavyweight. His opponent will be finalized in a few days.
He last fought inside a UFC cage against Anthony Smith on June 9, 2018 at UFC 225. He got knocked out in the first round to move to his fifth consecutive loss.
The New York native earned his UFC contract in 2005 when he won Season 2 of “The Ultimate Fighter” at heavyweight.
In 2008, Evans went on to win the UFC light heavyweight gold with a TKO of Forrest Griffin. He lost the title to Lyoto Machida in the night fight at UFC 98.