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Report: Rashad Evans Vs. Glover Teixeira At UFC Fight Night 61

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According to reports, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will return to the Octagon this February against Glover Teixeira.

The bout, which would serve as the main event for UFC Fight Night 61, would go down February 22 from Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Evans (19-3-1) has won his last two, but has not fought since late in 2013 due to a serious knee injury suffered in training. He was set to meet Daniel Cormier before the injury.

The 35-year-old held the UFC light heavyweight title in 2008-09 before losing to Lyoto Machida. He rebounded with four straight wins before back-to-back decision losses to Jon Jones and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

If the bout is signed, it would mark the first time Evans has fought outside of North America, and just the second non-U.S. appearance in his career. He defeated Dan Henderson in Canada last year.

Teixeira (22-4) has lost two straight after winning 22 of his first 24 pro bouts. He was handed a decision loss to Phil Davis this past October after a decision defeat to Jones for the title in April.