The UFC will take to the world’s most famous arena Madison Square Garden (MSG) for the first time ever and the UFC has plans to try and make this arguably the biggest event in UFC history. The first domino has now fallen as reports are churning that a Tim Kennedy vs. Rashad Evans fight is now in the works.
FloCombat.com reported the news earlier Monday that this fight is now in the works. However, Kennedy had been hinting at a possible return for a few months now and was quoted as saying he had “booked a fight” earlier last week. Evans, who typically competes at light heavyweight will drop down to middleweight for this fight.
The UFC has not seen Kennedy (18-5) since UFC 178 back in September of 2014 following a controversial loss to Yoel Romero. Kennedy holds wins over the likes of Roger Gracie, Robbie Lawler and current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping.
Evans (19-5-1) returned to the Octagon back in October of 2015 after an almost two year layoff, only to drop a decision to Ryan Bader. Most recently, Evans suffered a first round KO loss to Glover Teixeira. Evans will be dropping to middleweight for the very first time in his career as he looks to snap this two-fight skid that he is currently on.
UFC 205 goes down on November 12. It is uncertain whether or not this fight will be on the prelims or pay-per-view but it should certainly set a tone for what the UFC wants out of their first trip to MSG.