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By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
 

 

A fight between two former UFC light heavyweight champions will headline April’s ‘UFC on FOX 19’ event, as UFC officials recently announced that Rashad Evans (19-4-1 MMA) has agreed to fight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (23-10 MMA) in the evenings main event.

Rua and Evans were slated to fight four years ago at UFC 128, but a knee injury forced “Sugar” to withdraw from the proposed matchup.

Evans returned from a near two-year layoff at UFC 192 but unfortunately suffered a decision loss at the hands of Ryan Bader.

Meanwhile, Shogun was most recently seen in action at August’s UFC 190 event in Brazil, where he scored a decision victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Since losing his UFC title to Jon Jones in March of 2011, Rua has struggled to find consistent success, going just 4-5 in his past 9 bouts.

Who do you think will win this battle of former champs?

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