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Rashad Evans vs Shogun Rua Confirmed for March 2011 Fight

Written on December 19, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"I'm definitely excited, I'm more excited to hear he's healthy and in shape and ready to fight in March." ---Rashad Evans

Another fight is set for 2011 for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ’s lightweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” will defend his title belt against Rashad at a UFC event in Newark, New Jersey on March 19, 2011.

Evans confirmed the news last Thursday during the night show of Live on ESPN2.

Meanwhile, last Wednesday FightingInsider confirmed in post that the expected Abu Dhabi card that would have hosted the event is canceled. The fight will now take place in Newark.

“I’m definitely excited,” Evans said. “I’m more excited to hear he’s healthy and in shape and ready to fight in March.”

Ru, as of the moment, is on the recovery phase from a surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament. This is the cause of the delay in booking for the fight. Rua dethrone Lyoto via first round knock-out last .

Evans competed last May defeating Rampage Jackson via unanimous decision at . The challenger Evans has a record of 15-1-1, while the champ Rua is 19-4.

Check out FightingInsider for more updates on UFC events.

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  • Tremont Nikka

    rashad is gonna rock shogun with his dirty ass right hook

  • Chuck “Ice Man” Liddell

    Yeah hes going to knock him out just like he knocked me out

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