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Evans, Cormier Slated For February, UFC 170

Evans, Cormier Slated For February, UFC 170

Daniel Cormier’s light heavyweight debut will come against former UFC champion Rashad Evans at UFC 170.

Evans confirmed the news during the FOX Sports 1 pre-fight show Friday night.

Set for Las Vegas on February 22, the contest will serve as the main event, meaning it will be scheduled for five rounds.

Evans (19-3-1) improved his UFC mark to 14-3-1 with a recent victory over Chael Sonnen. He also topped Dan Henderson before that, snapping a two-fight losing skid.

Cormier (13-0) has won both of his Octagon matches, defeating Frank Mir and Roy Nelson. He has been planning a move to 205 since AKA teammate Cain Velasquez won back the UFC heavyweight title.

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