The last time the UFC rolled into Atlanta a new star was born in the form of Rashad Evans who went on to knock Chuck Liddell out in memorable fashion at UFC 88, an event also featuring memorable match-ups like Rousimar Palhares vs. Dan Henderson and Matt Hamill vs. Rich Franklin. The next time the organization stops there Evans may very well have another opportunity to shine, at least depending on how his bout against Phil Davis goes later this month.
On the most recent episode of UFC Tonight it was revealed that the promotion will be returning to Atlanta this spring for the first time since the aforementioned event in 2008. Though few specifics were offered the show will take place on April 21 at the Philips Arena and will be a PPV (UFC 146). The venue is normally used by the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and can seat up to 21,000 people.
Evans has not been linked to the card but would have nearly three months to prepare for a potential fight against Jon Jones at the show who himself has come out to say he wants to fight again as soon as possible.
In fact, no match-ups were named at all, but with UFC on Fuel 2 (April 14) filling up it’s likely pairings will be announced in the next few weeks. Prelims will be shown on Fuel TV or FX.