Evans: Fight with Chael Sonnen likely for November

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Last week Chael Sonnen hinted on Twitter that a bout with Rashad Evans might be next for him. Yesterday Evans confirmed the bout while on Alchemist Radio:

Evans, appearing as a guest on Alchemist Radio, said of the potential fight with Sonnen, “That fight is going to happen.”

The former UFC light heavyweight champion added:

We’re still talking about it, but it’s definitely something the UFC wants. It’s something that we want to do well. If it does happen it will happen on November 16th. Hopefully it’ll be in the co-main event slot. I definitely think its co-main event worthy.

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Update! This fight has been official announced for UFC 167:

Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen have booked their spots on the UFC’s 20th anniversary weekend.

On Wednesday, the much-rumored bout between Evans, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, and Sonnen, the perennial two-division contender, which will be held at UFC 167 on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas, was announced. The news was broken on the UFC Fight Night pre-game show on FOX Sports 1.

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