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Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy now targeted for UFC 206

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The middleweight matchup between Rashad Evans and Tim Kennedy could go on after all, just at a different time and place as was originally set.

Sources tell MMA Fighting that plans are in the works for Evans and Kennedy, who were scheduled to meet at UFC 205 in New York City this weekend, to instead compete against each other at UFC 206 in Toronto.

The bout was pulled from UFC 205 on Tuesday after Evans was denied clearance by the New York State Athletic Commission for precautionary reasons due to an undisclosed medical condition.

The UFC decided to pull Kennedy from the card rather than try to find him a last-minute opponent, and have paid both fighters their show money for the canceled fight.

If the bout is finalized for UFC 206, it will mark a middleweight debut for Evans (19-5-1), the former UFC light heavyweight champion, who dropped his last two bouts at 205 pounds.

Kennedy (18-5), for his part, will fight for the first time since a controversial loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 178 in Sept. 2104.

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