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Evans vs. Irvin scrapped from UFC 85

The light heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and James Irvin has been scrapped entirely from the June 7 UFC 85: Bedlam event at London's O2 Arena.

Irvin, who is coming off an eight-second superman punch knockout victory at UFC Fight Night 13, suffered a broken foot and had to withdraw.

Evans was originally scheduled to take on Chuck Liddell, but the former UFC light heavyweight champion tore his right hamstring during training. Evans will fight on a future UFC card.

To fill the spot of Irvin vs. Evans, the middleweight bout between Nate Marquardt and Thales Leites has been promoted to the televised main card.

Here is the completed card for UFC 85:


170 lbs. | Matt Hughes vs. Thiago Alves
185 lbs. | Michael Bisping vs. Chris Leben
170 lbs. | Mike Swick vs. Marcus Davis
265 lbs. | Brandon Vera vs. Fabricio Werdum
185 lbs. | Nate Marquardt vs. Thales Leites


185 lbs. | Jorge Rivera vs. Martin Kampmann
155 lbs. | Matt Wiman vs. Thiago Tavares
170 lbs. | Ryo Chonan vs. Roan Carneiro
205 lbs. | Jason Lambert vs. Luiz Cane
265 lbs. | Antoni Hardonk vs. Neil Wain
170 lbs. | Paul Taylor vs. Jess Liaudin

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