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UFC 161 For Rashad Evans, Facing Dan Henderson Will Be ‘A War’

UFC 161 For Rashad Evans, Facing Dan Henderson Will Be ‘A War’

Rashad Evans respects all that Dan Henderson has accomplished in the sport of MMA.

That, however, will not keep “Suga” from throwing punches at his face tonight when they square off in the main event of UFC 161.

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Dan and it’s going to be fun because I’ve watched his style for a long time,” said Evans, following weigh-ins on Friday. “I kind of modeled my style after his.”

Evans (22-3-1) is looking to bounce back from a pair of losses to Jon Jones and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. It’s the first two-fight losing skid he’s suffered in his MMA career, which includes a 12-3-1 mark inside the Octagon.

While a little younger than Henderson (29-9), Evans feels he will hold a key advantage.

“Speed I think is going to be the biggest factor in this fight,” he said.

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