UFC on FOX may be heading across the pond.

According to a report on MMAMania, the UFC is targeting a light heavyweight matchup between former champion Rashad Evans and Swedish superstar Alexander Gustafsson for the main event of an upcoming FOX card on Jan. 24, 2015, in Stockholm, Sweden.

Evans (19-3-1), winner of season two of The Ultimate Fighter, has not stepped foot inside the Octagon since his first round TKO victory over Chael Sonnen at UFC 167 in November 2013. Prior to this win, ‘Suga’ earned a close split decision over former Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 161 in June 2013. This victory snapped Evans’ two fight losing streak, which included a decision loss to current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones in their main event title fight at UFC 145 in April 2012. He was originally scheduled to meet current number one contender Daniel Cormier at UFC 170 before a knee injury forced him out 10 days before the bout. He will enter this bout with seven career knockout victories and a UFC record of 14-3-1.

Gustafsson (16-2) was last seen earning both Knockout of the Night and Fight of the Night bonuses in his dominant second round victory over Jimi Manuwa in the main event of UFC Fight Night 37 in March 2014.  Prior to this win, ‘The Mauler’ saw his six fight streak snapped when he dropped a heartbreaking decision loss to Jones in their title fight at UFC 165 in September 2013. It should be noted both men earned The MMA Corner’s 2013 Fight of the Year for their performance. Gustafsson will enter this bout with 10 career knockout victories and a UFC record of 8-2.


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