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Jon Jones Will Face Rashad Evans in First UFC Title Defense

Newly-crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will face former title-holder and teammate Rashad Evans in his first defense of the 205-pound belt.

The matchup was announced during Saturday’s UFC 128 pay-per-view, as Evans joined Jones in the Octagon following his third-round TKO of former champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

No date has yet been targeted for the matchup as Jones is expected to take a brief break before returning to the Octagon following two fights just six weeks apart.

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Pictured: Rashad Evans


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