UFC 170: Rashad Evans to Face Daniel Cormier in Headliner
By FCF Staff
Daniel Cormier has consistently relayed that he wants to fight a top 205’er in his light-heavyweight debut, and the former heavyweight will get just that. Former champ Rashad Evans announced during his UFC FN 33 commentating duties last night that the two will meet, February 22nd at UFC 170.
Cormier (13-0) is coming off a clear cut, unanimous decision win over Roy Nelson at UFC 166 in October, after handing Frank Mir a UD loss in April.
Evans (19-3-1) has rebounded from the decision loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira he incurred in February, by decisioning Dan Henderson and stopping Chael Sonnen.
UFC 170 will be hosted by the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.