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UFC 85: Bedlam Card Officially Set – Rashad Evans Out

The UFC was forced to scrap the Rashad Evans-James Irvin bout from UFC 85 after Irvin broke his foot during training.

Evans, who was originally set to face Chuck Liddell at the event before Liddell was forced to drop due to injury, has been dropped from the card according to sources close to the UFC.

Rumors out of Luis Cain’s camp have the Brazilian set to fill in for Irvin and face Evans on the card, however, the UFC has stated that Evans is out.

Another change to the card includes a move for the Nate Marquardt-Thales Leitas fight from the under card to the main fight card. The final official fight card can be found below:

Main Card

Matt Hughes vs. Thiago Alves

Michael Bisping vs. Jason Day

Marcus Davis vs. Mike Swick

Nate Marquardt vs. Thales Leites

Fabricio Werdum vs. Brandon Vera

Preliminary Card

Jorge Rivera vs. Martin Kampmann

Matt Wiman vs. Thiago Tavares

Roan Carneiro vs. Ryo Chonan

Luiz Cane vs. Jason Lambert

Paul Taylor vs. Jess Liaudin

Antoni Hardonk vs. Neil Wain