MMA Irvin VS. Evans - Confirmed

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  1. Sylva

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    Rashad Evans vs. James Irvin at UFC 85

    by MMAjunkie.com Staff [mmajunkie-staff] on Apr 23, 2008 at 11:37 am in - News -
    [​IMG]With Chuck Liddell scratched from the event due to a torn ligament, James Irvin (14-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will instead step in to fight Rashad Evans (11-0-1 MMA, 6-0-1 UFC) at UFC 85, an event that takes place June 7 at the O2 Arena in London.

    We mentioned the possibility of the fight in yesterday's Yahoo! Sports story, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since received confirmation of the bout from a source close to one of the fighters.

    MMAWeekly.com first confirmed the bout with both fighters' camps on Tuesday.

    Irvin, 29, scored one of the biggest victories of his career at UFC Fight Night 13 earlier this month. There, Irvin tied a UFC record by knocking out Houston Alexander with a Superman punch just eight seconds into the fight.

    The hard-hitting Californian has now won three of his past four fights -- all in the UFC. One of those victories included a win via disqualification after Luis Arthur Cane tagged him with an illegal knee. Cane had been dominating the UFC 79 fight up until then.

    Evans was actually a UFC 85 replacement for an injured Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. "The Ultimate Fighter 2" winner's only blemish on an otherwise perfect record is a draw to Tito Ortiz at UFC 73. However, Evans bounced back for a split-decision victory over co-headliner Michael Bisping at UFC 78 in November.

    During Monday's announcement of Liddell's injury, the UFC promised to improve the card in several ways. One of those "improvements" appears to be a middleweight bout between Chris Leben (18-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and Bisping (15-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC), which could be officially added to the card in the next few days.

    For the latest on UFC 85, check out the UFC Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com.
     
  2. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Irvin by Superman Punch 9 seconds in :x:
     
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    So this pretty much opens up Chuck vs. Shogun again
     
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    In for Irving knocking out a bobbing and weaving Evans.
     
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    I'm not sure if irvin has good wrestling or not but if he doesnt im sure will see a boring decision by evans
     
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    I hadn't heard about Leben and Bisping. Looking forward to that more. IBbritishjudgingagain.
     
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    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    I skimmed right over that part.

    :bowdown:
     
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    I've heard seen vids of Irvin having good wrestling. He's jut not usually fighting people he has to use it against. I think he'll come to sprawl and brawl and KO Evans.

    or at least thats what I hope.
     
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    I hope Irvin gets killed in the ring for hte acting he did in the Cane fight
     
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    So what is going to be the new main event on 85?
     
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    Bisping vs. Leben probably
     
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    Cliffs for those that haven't seen the fight.

    SD PBP said Cane knee'd the living fuck out of him on the ground.
     
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    Evans is going to put him on his back very quickly
     
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    As it stands, no :hs:

    They said it was going to be PPV at UFC 83 when listing future events at the end.

    Hope it changes.
     
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    Knee'd the living fuck out of him? It was slightly glancing. Cane started to throw the knee, realized it would be illegal and tried to stop but was too late and he could only greatly slow it down. This was followed by 5 minutes of Irvin acting like he could stand on his own power
     
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    In for Gif?
     
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    They said it was going to be PPV at UFC 83 when listing future events at the end.

    Hope it changes.
     
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    Report: UFC 85 to air on pay-per-view (PPV)

    By: MMAmania

    UFC 85 from the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7, will be a pay-per-view (PPV) event, according to the most recent print edition of the Wrestling Observer newsletter. Dave Meltzer reports that he has received confirmation from the organization, which contradicts a recent statement from Rashad Evans that indicated it would air for free on SpikeTV.

    Look for UFC 85 to be marketed heavily with a 10 p.m. ET PPV start time, which will be on tape delay, and the LIVE broadcast to be available earlier on Saturday afternoon.

    That’s how the last few UFC shows abroad have worked, anyway.

    UFC 85 also features that heavyweight showdown between Fabricio Werdum and Brandon Vera, as well as a dynamite welterweight match up between Mike Swick and Marcus Davis.

    To check out the most recent rumored UFC 85 fight card click here.
     
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    wtff

    I'm pulling for Leben.

    Who would have called that?
     
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  23. Evans TKO early round 2
     
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    Irvin, decision
     
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    word. no one wants to win by DQ.


    my money is on evans.
     

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