Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Rashad Evans at UFC 128 on March 19th in Abu Dhabi

It appears not only have the UFC confirmed a date for it’s return to Abu Dhabi, but it could also mark the return of UFC light heavyweight champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua after it was revealed both could go down on March 19th, 2011.

According to sources close to the situation, UFC 128 will take place in the Middle East with the 205 pound title bout between the Brazilian and current number one contender, Rashad Evans headlining the event.

Rua has been sidelined since he won the title back in May after extensive knee surgery was required. In the mean time, Evans defeated bitter rival, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to earn his spot as the number one contender for the light heavyweight title.

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