The UFC 205 card took a hit earlier this week when a middleweight division fight between Tim Kennedy and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans was pulled from the card after Evans was flagged with medical issues from the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC).
However, the fight has now been rebooked and will take place in just a few short weeks at UFC 206, one of two UFC pay-per-views taking place this December.
The #12 ranked Kennedy (18-5-0) will be competing for the first time in well over two years, his last bout was a controversial loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 178. Kennedy did win four bouts before the loss to Romero, with a notable win coming over current UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping. Kennedy also competed in the Strikeforce promotion, where he twice challenged for the Strikeforce Middleweight Title.
Evans (19-5-1) will be making his middleweight division debut in this fight, he is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Evans will also enter this fight riding a two fight losing streak and he hasn’t earned a victory in two-plus years’ time. Besides competing as a light heavyweight and middleweight in the UFC, Evans won the UFC Ultimate Fighter 2 while competing at heavyweight.
UFC 206 takes place on Saturday, December 10 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson headlining.