On July 7, Rashad Evans looks forward to taking another step in his UFC career when he faces longtime UFC veteran Tito Ortiz, the #9 ranked light heavyweight fighter in the world. At 13-0 as a professional with wins over the likes of now teammate Keith Jardine, Stephan Bonnar and Jason Lambert, Evans has been on an impressive rise. A win over Tito could possibly see him pass the former light heavyweight champ in the rankings.
Even though the fight is still weeks away, that hasn’t stopped Tito from igniting a small firestorm of controversy. Riding the heels of a down-sliding Don Imus, Tito recently had a few choice words about Evans, so Evans has decided to join MMAWeekly Radio to give his thoughts on the situation, training and more.
Junior Assuncao debuted at UFC 64, suffering a disappointing loss by rear naked choke to Kurt Pellegrino. At UFC 70, the promotion’s return to the U.K. in Manchester, England, he received a second lease on his UFC life. Taking full advantage, Assuncao dominated David Lee en route to a rear naked choke win.
Tonight on MMAWeeklyRadio, Rashad Evans and Junior Assuncao join Damon & Jeff live at 6pm PT / 9pm ET. If you’re unable to listen live, you can sign up for an MMAWeekly.com Premium Membership and listen to the Radio Archives anytime you want AND you gain access to the MMAWeekly TV Video Library.