Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Cormier slated for UFC 170 headliner in Las Vegas

Daniel Cormier will make his light-heavyweight debut against former champion Rashad Evans as the headliner of UFC 170.

Evans (19-3-1 MMA, 14-3-1 UFC) today announced the fight as part of the pre-fight show for UFC Fight Night 33 on FOX Sports 1, where he moonlights as an analyst – as does Cormier (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC).

The five-round main event takes place Feb. 22 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims expected for FOX Sports 1 and MMAjunkie.