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UFC Removes Kennedy vs Evans For UFC 205

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Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy has been pulled from UFC 205 after Evans failed a pre-fight medical test. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke the story after talking to UFC President Dana White.

MMAFighting has reported that the New York State Athletic Commission removed Evans from the card after a undisclosed issue came up during his pre-fight medical testing. Ariel Helwani has reported that Evans is fine, but that the NYAC removed him for precautionary purposes.

The UFC has yet to comment on the removal of Evans and if they are looking for a replacement fight for Kennedy. Evans was coming off of a 1st round KO loss to Glover Teixeira from back in April before his removal from the card. For Tim Kennedy, the bout was supposed to be his first after a two-year absence from the sport.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.