4 Reasons to Root for Rashad Evans at UFC 156

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4 Reasons to Root for Rashad Evans at UFC 156
Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

Rashad Evans returns to the Octagon for the first time since dropping his bid to regain the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship against Jon Jones last April. He will stand across the cage from Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

The two highly ranked light heavyweights will meet in the evening's co-main event.

It is yet another long layoff for the former champion. Thankfully for him, he has experience fighting after a long time away from competitive action.

Evans will have a tall task ahead of him on Saturday night. Nogueira is a tough, durable veteran who has good boxing and even better jiu-jitsu. If Evans wants to pick up the win, he will need to be on top of his game.

Here are four reasons you should cheer on Evans as he tries to get back in the title picture.

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