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Tim Kennedy vs. Rashad Evans in the works for NYC’s UFC 205

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A middleweight matchup between the returning Tim Kennedy and former light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans is reportedly on tap for the UFC’s debut in New York City.

MMA: UFC 178-Romero vs Kennedy Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

A middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Rashad Evans is in the works for UFC 205, the organization’s long-awaited debut in New York City later this year. FloCombat.com reported the news on Monday. UFC officials have not confirmed the matchup at this time.

Kennedy (18-5), who revealed he had a fight booked earlier this week, hasn’t competed in mixed martial arts since a controversial third-round TKO loss to top contender Yoel Romero at UFC 178 in September 2014. The devastating loss snapped a four-fight winning streak, which included a dominant win over current champ Michael Bisping.

Evans (19-5-1) will be dropping down to the middleweight division for the first time for this fight. He is currently riding a two-fight losing skid. Evans, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, returned from a lengthy layoff last year against Ryan Bader, and dropped a decision. In his last outing, he was knocked out by Glover Teixeira in the UFC on FOX 19 main event. His last victory was a stoppage over Chael Sonnen in late 2013.

It is unknown at this time whether Kennedy vs. Evans will be featured on the UFC 205 pay-per-view main card or preliminary card.

UFC 205 takes place live from the Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 12.