A light heavyweight match-up between Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans has been pinned as the main event at UFC Fight Night 61 in February.
Teixeira (22-4) is riding the first two-fight losing skid of his career. After amassing an impressive twenty-fight winning streak, the Brazilian earned himself a crack at the 205-pound gold. At UFC 172, he lost a unanimous decision to Jon Jones and followed up with a decision loss to Phil Davis at UFC 179 in October.
Evans (19-3-1) has not been inside the Octagon since his TKO victory against Chael Sonnen in November of last year. A leg injury forced Evans out of action early last year and he has been sidelined ever since. The Blackzilian will come into this bout on a two-fight winning streak.
UFC Fight Night 61 goes down on February 22 from at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil