UFC on FOX 2 Predictions: What a Rashad Evans Win Means for the LHW Divison

Mike HodgesCorrespondent IJanuary 28, 2012

Courtesy of SBNation.com
Courtesy of SBNation.com

Rashad Evans' path to Jon Jones will go through Phil Davis at UFC on FOX 2.

The two light heavyweights are set to collide in a bout that will determine the next challenger at 205 pounds.

Since Jones captured the title at UFC 128 last year, it would seem inevitable that the former teammates would meet in the Octagon at some point. But being plagued by injury, it didn't seem like luck was on Evans' side.

However, Evans may now get the opportunity he has been seeking for the past year.  

If Evans is to get a victory over Phil Davis, it will set up a grudge match between the two rivals, likely headlining a main card later this spring. The storyline has written itself, and Evans and Jones' disliking for each other is very genuine.

Out of all the other challengers who have fallen to Jones thus far, Evans' history with the champion makes him a formidable opponent and he poses a real a challenge to potentially beat Jones.

And while other intriguing matchups at 205 pounds await Jones, there is probably none more personal than a future encounter with Evans. 

It would seemingly all fall into place with a win for "Suga" and finally give the fans one of the most anticipated title bouts in UFC history.

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