MMA Junkie is reporting that a rumored bout between Rashad Evans and James Irvin now appears to be official for UFC 85 according to a source close to one of the fighters. Irvin will step in to replace the injured Chuck Liddell, who made his exit from the card following a nasty right hamstring injury.
Also mentioned in the report is the possibility of a middleweight matchup between Michael Bisping and Chris Leben being added to the show as well. With the cancellation of Liddell, the UFC is scrambling to add fights to the card. MMA Mania reported yesterday that Leben was signed to fight in London, so this fight looks like a matter of when it will be announced, not if.
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