Glover Teixeira vs. Rashad Evans announced as main event of UFC Fight Night 61

The main event for UFC Fight Night 61 on February 22nd has been announced by the promotion as Glover Teixeira will meet former UFC champion Rashad Evans in a scheduled five round light heavyweight bout.

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

The fight booking was initially reported by Globo and was made official via the UFC Brazil Twitter account.

Teixeira (22-4) has lost back to back fights after being on a 22 fight winning streak. His most recent defeat came in October at UFC 179 as he lost a decision to Phil Davis and both of his defeats in UFC have come by unanimous decision.

Evans (19-3-1) has been out of action since the end of last year due to an injury. He will enter this fight on a two fight winning streak and is 6-2 in his last eight fights.

The current UFC Fight Night 61: Teixeira vs. Evans fight card is below.

Glover Teixeira (22-4) vs. Rashad Evans (19-3-1)
Cezar Ferreira (8-3) vs. Sam Alvey (24-6, 1NC)
Adriano Martins (26-7) vs. Rustam Khabilov (17-2)