Rashad Evans hasn’t fought since November 2013. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Rashad Evans will make his return to the Octagon against Glover Teixeira at the UFC Fight Night card in Brazil on Feb. 22.
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced the light heavyweight bout on Thursday. The event will be held at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil and will also feature a welterweight bout pitting Matt Dwyer against William Macario.
Out of action since UFC 167, Evans will look to re-establish himself with a third consecutive win. “Suga” was supposed to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 170, but a leg injury forced Evans to withdraw, and he has been on the shelf ever since.
A winner of 20 of his last 22 fights, Teixeira has recently been in a bit of a slump. After earning the No. 1 contender spot at 205 pounds, the Brazilian was handily defeated by Jon Jones at UFC 172 and Phil Davis at UFC 179. The 35-year-old has finished 19 of his 22 professional victories inside the distance.