Rashad Evans, Tyrone Spong, and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will headline Eagle FC 44

Rashad Evans retired in the middle of 2018 and is set to fight for Khabub Nurmagomedov’s MMA promotion Eagle FC. The event will debut its first U.S. event on Jan. 28, 2022, in Miami.

Evans will compete at light heavyweight with opponent TBD. Evans hasn’t fought since his 53-second knockout loss to Anthony Smith back on June 9, 2018, at UFC 225. That was Evans’ fifth consecutive loss and what led to his retirement announcement two weeks later.

In the main event, Tyrone Spong (2-0) takes on Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Spong, who trains out of Florida, has not fought in MMA since fighting under the World Series of Fighting banner in 2012 and 2013. Spong, a former kickboxing champion, has been focusing recently on his pro boxing career who is the current WBC Latino and WBO Latino heavyweight champion in boxing. Silva (19-13, 1 NC) is a former EliteXC heavyweight champion and veteran of 11 UFC fights. Silva has lost six straight in MMA and has only one win in his last 11 fights. He has also been knocked out in five of his last six MMA fights. He also suffered a knockout to Glory champion Rico Verhoeven in 2017 in a kickboxing match and a KO loss to Gabriel Gonzaga in a Bare Knuckle FC bout in 2019.

As of now, no other bouts have been announced for Eagle FC 44. Nurmagomedov did state that he plans to make more fight announcements at a news conference in Miami on Dec. 15.

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