Rashad Evans vs Shogun Rua Confirmed for March 2011 Fight
"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. UFC’s lightweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will defend his title belt against Rashad Evans at a UFC event in Newark, New Jersey on March 19, 2011.
Evans confirmed the news last Thursday during the night show of MMA 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 Machida via first round knock-out last UFC 113.
Evans competed last May defeating Rampage Jackson via unanimous decision at UFC 114. The challenger Evans has a record of 15-1-1, while the champ Rua is 19-4.
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