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Rashad Evans Hoping For Title Shot With Win

UFC 192'S RASHAD EVANS: BEATING RYAN BADER PUTS ME IN LINE TO-GET DANIEL CORMIER
By Brad Popkin

Similarly to his oft-injured Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight counterpart Dominick Cruz, Rashad Evans (19-3-1) will soon make a long-awaited return to the Octagon at the UFC 192 pay-per-view (PPV) on Oct. 3, 2015 versus streaking Light Heavyweight contender Ryan Bader (19-4).

Evans, a former 205-pound champion, has occupied a spot within the elite divisional ranks for the past 23 months despite having multiple knee surgeries that have kept him sidelined and out of a match up with Alexander Gustafsson.

While he has been waiting in the wings, Evans has stayed busy commentating for FOX, while training Blackzilian teammates Anthony Johnson and Vitor Belfort for their respective title shots at UFC 187 last May, which not only helped him prepare for his post-UFC life, but the here-and-now.

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