Rashad's best shot to win this fight is to try and take one of the greatest sprawlers in the history of the sport to the ground and keep him there. The wrestling and strength is there to do it, but I don't see it happening unless Rashad Evans does exactly what Randy did in his first fight with Chuck and take Chuck down using Greco-style clinch takedowns rather than shoots.
And of course, getting close enough to clinch would mean getting past the length and power of Chuck's punching, not exactly the most fun thing to do. But it can be done.
Rashad has to be close to Chuck the entire the fight, inside his range, in order to do well. He has to jab his way in, keep his chin tucked and his hands high, and utilize good and intelligent head movement so Chuck doesn't just tee off on him. His stand-up is going to have to be a combination of Rampage and young Tyson in order to succeed. And as soon as he's inside of Chuck, he has to keep working, he has to do whatever it takes to break the 39-year old body of Chuck down with an assortment of body punches, knees, elbows, whatever he has that's legal. He'll have to eschew the leg kicks though, Rashad simply doesn't have the length to let the leg kicks work for him the way Jardine did.
Whatever happens, Rashad's chin will get tested. In the end though, the only thing that can help Rashad win is his workrate and activity against Chuck. His cardio is absolutely going to have to be in peak condition in order to do this.
__________________ Israel Vazquez....Super Bantamweight Champ....Super Heavyweight Heart
This man is my hero.