“UFC 112: Invincible” is only three days from popping off at the Concert Arena in Abu Dhabi, but the organization still had time to officially announce the entire roster for “UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans.”
The May 29th event takes place inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be headlined by the highly anticipated light heavyweight scrap between former champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans.
“It’s no secret that Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans don’t like each other, and this rivalry has gotten more and more intense in the last few months,” said UFC president Dana White. “I can guarantee you that neither one of these guys wants to lose to each other.
“This fight is going to be insane.”
The bitter rivals were originally slated to fight at UFC 107 after completing their assignments as coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights,” however Rampage opted to turn his back on MMA and accept the role of B.A. Baracus in the movie remake of “The A-Team.”
Rampage holds an impressive 30-7 professional record, however hasn’t fought since taking an uneventful unanimous decision over Keith Jardine, Evans’ Jackson Submission Fighting teammate, at UFC 96 last March.
Evans bounced back nicely from his only professional loss when he escaped with a unanimous decision victory over Thiago Silva at UFC 108. Although the wrestler dominated much of the matchup, Evans was nearly knocked out in the fight’s closing seconds by a desperate Silva.
The organization will also be hosting their second annual UFC Fan Expo just down The Strip at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center that same weekend (May 28-29).
Here are the fighters slated for the per-per-view broadcast:
Ryan Jensen and Jesse Forbes
Joe Brammer vs. Aaron Riley
Luiz Cain vs. Cyrille Diabate
Melvin Guillard vs.Thiago Tavares
Efrain Escudero vs. Dan Lauzon
Amir Sadollah vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Diego Sanchez vs. John Hathaway
Todd Duffee vs. Mike Russow
Michael Bisping vs. Dan Miller
Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Rashad Evans
Rampage and Rashad’s First Encounter
Rampage and Rashad’s Last Encounter