Headlining the pay-per-view event is a bout between top 205-pound contenders Rashad Evans and former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell. The bout was originally to headline UFC 85 earlier this month in London, England but was called off after Liddell suffered a torn hamstring.
The winner of the bout will likely receive a light heavyweight title shot.
Evans (11-0-1), the Ultimate Fighter 2 heavyweight winner, last fought in November, defeating Michael Bisping via split decision at UFC 78.
Liddell (21-5) rebounded from back-to-back losses with a unanimous decision win over rival Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79 in December.
Tickets for the event will go on sale to UFC Fight Club members on Wednesday, June 18th beginning at 10am ET. UFC newsletter subscribers can then purchase tickets beginning Friday, June 20th at 10am ET using the presale password “ICEMAN”. Finally, tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am ET on Saturday, June 21st. Tickets for UFC 88 “Liddell vs. Evans” can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com.
Additional bouts for the event are expected to be announced soon so stay tuned.