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Report: Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis to Headline ‘UFC on FOX 2′ on Jan. 28


(Let’s just hope this fight doesn’t affect their friendship.)

Sources have confirmed to ESPN.com that a light-heavyweight meeting between former champion Rashad Evans and undefeated contender Phil Davis is slated to headline the UFC’s return to FOX, which will take place January 28th at the United Center in Chicago. The two fighters were originally supposed to meet at UFC 133 in August, but Davis was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury.

Evans is currently riding a three-fight win streak, including decisions over Thiago Silva and Quinton Jackson, and a second-round TKO of Tito Ortiz, who came in as Davis’s short-notice injury replacement. Davis has gone 5-0 in the Octagon, most recently out-pointing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in March. You’d have to assume that if Evans manages to deal “Mr. Wonderful” his first loss, he’ll be awarded a title shot against the winner of Jones vs. Machida — but considering Suga’s run of bad luck when it comes to that sort of thing, anything’s possible.

In other UFC on FOX 2 booking news…

A heavyweight bout between Mike Russow and Jon Olav Einemo has been added to the card. Russow carries a spotless 3-0 record in the UFC — most recently defeating Jon Madesen by doctor’s stoppage TKO — and is riding a ten-fight win streak overall. He was supposed to return against Dave Herman at UFC 136, until Herman popped positive for marijuana.

Coincidentally, Einemo lost his UFC debut to Herman in June, and his only win in the last five years came at a show in Bosnia that’s not even recognized by MMA databases. In other words, Russow vs. Einemo is a bit of a squash match; if Russow was hoping for a step up in competition for his next outing, this ain’t it.

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Piznti- November 30, 2011 at 10:41 pm
pic caption. rashad to phil. "damn dawg. the pores on ur nose are huge." lol
unonutoB- November 30, 2011 at 5:21 pm
horse face wearing pink
haterade- November 30, 2011 at 4:40 pm
don't sleep on einemo, he lost to harris but he was throwing some serious leather, glad that they resolved that golden glory issue, cause this guy brings it regardless
Me likey- November 30, 2011 at 11:19 am
black guy. edit button
Me likey- November 30, 2011 at 11:07 am
a horse, an alien and a black walk into a bar.....
SonOfSerbia- November 30, 2011 at 10:38 am
what the fuck? I'm pretty sure Chael Sonnen vs Mark Munoz was already the headliner..not that I'm complaining about watching Davis v Evans..but Fox better televise both of those fights and if one ends in a K.O. they should also throw in Johnson v Wineland, that card is pretty stacked considering they've only booked 4 fights..its gonna be a bloodbath! WAR SONNEN! WAR EVANS!
myklhoey- November 30, 2011 at 10:24 am
i think phil is a fruit,
anybody else see that or am i trippin
XENOPHON- November 30, 2011 at 9:29 am
@Iskander Neptu
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That's a proper summation of the outcome of this bout.
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WONderfull of shit is simply going to be outclassed.
XENOPHON- November 30, 2011 at 9:10 am
Question:
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How come when fighters "pop" on drug and doping tests, they are always immediately after the fight?
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Can't testing be done a week or two before the fight, and then again the day of the fight? It would send a clear message if they juiced or high fighters got replaced sooner, rather than waiting a few days after to fight hear some fuck from Zuffa later say:
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"...well this drugged up guy won, but he was dirty - so the fight didn't count, and so the loser - well we will change his official record."
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How much is does a drug cost, I'm sure is common place today and the UFC could afford to have 2 tests performed. Especially when the Zuffa party line is that the UFC has the best (or is that the dirtiest) fighters in the world?
Anhonestmoose- November 30, 2011 at 8:41 am
Article is a little misleading. Einemo has only 2 (non-consecutive) losses, and until his UFC debut hadn't fought in 5 years. I don't think he'll win, but it sounds like he's on a long losing streak or something.

Side-note: How does a guy who hasn't fought in 5 years get a UFC contract?
Fried Taco- November 30, 2011 at 7:55 am
Poor blonde girl in the back just wishes she could have a black man.
DangadaDang- November 30, 2011 at 7:42 am
I like Chandella...lots.
Pinkpounder- November 30, 2011 at 7:33 am
I thought Phil Davis didn't like Chandella???
Liverpunch- November 30, 2011 at 6:49 am
I am not impressed with this card yet. Maybe when Evans and/or Davis get injured, maybe they'll put together a more appealing main event.
Iskander Neptu- November 30, 2011 at 6:46 am
Finally we will see what Mr. Wonderful is made of, Little Nog' gave him way too much trouble. They do love to hype their fighters don't they.
My vote is the wheels come spinning off the train. Suga' by TKO in the 3rd, Phil can't strike and has no real guts.
EnemyofReality- November 30, 2011 at 6:31 am
Wonder where Hendo will fit in? Someone has to be the odd man out when it comes time to fight for the title. Perhaps they will bump everyone down a notch and have Victor Belfort fight for the title instead.
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