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Rashad Evans Expects Bout With Phil Davis To Be “One Of The Best Of The Year”

As noted earlier, the UFC officially announced this week their return to Philadelphia for UFC 133 on Saturday, Aug. 6 from the Wells Fargo Center. In the main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans takes on rising star and former Penn State wrestling standout Phil Davis.

Davis returns to his native Pennsylvania with plans to score the biggest win of his career. A Division I National wrestling champion in 2008, the former Nittany Lion Davis (9-0) has torn through the UFC’s light heavyweight division. With wins over the likes of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Brian Stann, “Mr. Wonderful” believes he’ll cement his place among the 205-pound best with a huge victory over Evans at Wells Fargo Center.

Evans has defeated some of the sport’s most recognizable names, including Quinton Jackson, Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar. Along the way, Evans (20-1-1) has captured UFC gold and the coveted title of season two winner of The Ultimate Fighter. On Aug. 6, the 31-year-old hopes a win will put him in line for a shot at champion Jon Jones.

“My road back to the title continues in Philadelphia against Phil Davis and I expect this to be one of the best fights of the year,” Evans said. “Phil is on the rise in this sport and it’s my job to put an end to that. He’s a former national champion wrestler and he’s been impressive thus far in the UFC, but my experience in big fights gives me the edge. I want another shot at the belt and I’ve got to beat Phil to earn it.”

Tickets for UFC 133: Evans vs. Davis go on sale exclusively through ComcastTIX on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $500, $350, $225, $150, $100, and $50. Tickets are available on line at, by phone at 1-800-298-4200, or in person at the Wells Fargo Center Box Office. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Tickets are subject to convenience and service fees.