Rashad Evans and Tim Kennedy will square off about a month later than originally planned.
Promotion officials announced on Wednesday that the middleweights will meet at UFC 206 in Toronto on Dec. 10. The matchup was initially set for Saturday’s UFC 205 card but was scrapped after Evans withdrew due to an undisclosed medical issue. Both Evans and Kennedy will receive their show money from UFC 205.
UFC 206 takes place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and is headlined by a light heavyweight championship clash between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view and also includes a featherweight showdown between Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis.
A former 205-pound champion, Evans enters the matchup on a two-fight skid. “Suga” dropped a unanimous verdict to Ryan Bader at UFC 192 before suffering a first-round knockout to Glover Teixeira in his most recent outing at UFC on Fox 19. The 37-year-old Blackzilians leader is 14-5-1 during his promotional tenure overall.
Kennedy hasn’t competed since a third-round technical knockout loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 178. Prior to that, the Strikeforce veteran had won four straight bouts, including a five-round decision against current 185-pound king Michael Bisping.