Former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans has been in pursuit of reclaiming the title for more than a year now, as injuries have kept him from taking advantage of the #1 contender position he earned by defeating Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Now, barring anything happening over the next month, Evans will finally face off with Jon Jones for the divisional strap. The two are set to compete in the main event of UFC 145 on April 21 from Atlanta.
After the UFC released a video highlighting Jones, a similar entry for Evans was promised and it debuted Friday night during the TUF 15 broadcast.
“We were never even suppose to entertain the idea of fighting each other,” Evans said in the clip. “This is a lot deeper than any other fight that I had. It is definitely code broken.”
Check out the video below, set to the song The Payback by James Brown: