UFC 206: Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy Removed from Card

After the fight was removed from UFC 205, Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy was pushed back one month. Now the rescheduled bout has been cancelled as well.

UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy revealed the news on The MMA Hour today.

Rashad Evans failed to pass medical evaluation in November by the New York Athletic Commission and was pulled from the contest on fight week. The same result has occurred this time around at 206.

Tim Kennedy went on to say that Rashad Evans possibly could not pass the evaluation due to brain damage. He also added that he does not have a new opponent for the Canadian card. However, the promotion is seeking one to take on Tim Kennedy.

Rashad Evans is a former light heavyweight champion and was looking to make his middleweight debut. Evans received his shot at the highest level after winning The Ultimate Fighter‘s second season as a heavyweight. Since returning to action after a long-term injury, Evans is 0-2 with losses to Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira. “Suga” Rashad has just one win in his last five appearances.

Evans later stated that he does not intend on retiring as a result of this situation.

Tim Kennedy is an active United States Military member as a special forces sniper. He has found great success in mixed martial arts, with an 18-5 record in his career. Kennedy is 3-1 in the Octagon, most recently losing to Yoel Romero in a controversial contest. Kennedy then retired afterwards, but came out of retirement to fight in New York, which of course did not happen.

UFC 206 is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight rematch between Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Other notable fights include Anthony Pettis vs. Max Holloway, Donald Cerrone vs. Matt Brown, Doo Ho Choi vs. Cub Swanson, and Nikita Krylov vs. Misha Cirkunov. The card takes place in the Air Canada Center of Toronto, Ontario, Canada on December 10.

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