twitter google

UFC 205 Perfect Homecoming For Rashad Evans

ufc 205

Rashad Evans has made history and he understands what it is like to be part of history.

Evans will compete at UFC 205 vs. Tim Kennedy in a key middleweight fight. The former UFC light heavyweight champion is dropping down to 185 pounds for the bout.

“Dropping down to middleweight gives me a new challenge,” he said during a recent appearance on “UFC Tonight. “I’ve been training at Belfort’s Training Center. At the Blackzilians, I lost focus on what I needed. I still go there and I’ve got ties to the team. I want to make sure I have hands-on focus and I’m getting what Rashad needs, not what the team needs.”

A native New Yorker, Evans understands the importance of competing on the card, which is the first for the UFC in the state since MMA was legalized.

“It’s huge for me. My whole career, I wanted to fight in New York,” he said. “To be part of something historic, is great for me. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazer fought there.”

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale

Event Date: July 7, 2017
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 213

Event Date: July 8, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 181: Pitbull vs. Campos

Event Date: July 14, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 113: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio

Event Date: July 16, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC on FOX 25: Weidman vs. Gastelum

Event Date: July 22, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2

Event Date: July 29, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass