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UFC 205 New York City: Rashad Evans off the card

Rashad Evans,left, and Dan Henderson battle during UFC

Rashad Evans,left, and Dan Henderson battle during UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Saturday June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods) Credit: AP Photo John Woods

With just four days to go before fight night, the injury bug finally hit UFC 205.

Rashad Evans has been pulled from the historic card at Madison Square Garden because of an issue with history medical information, the UFC confirmed Tuesday night.

Evans was scheduled to fight Tim Kennedy. There will be no replacement fight, the UFC said in a statement.

Evans and Kennedy will receive their show money, the UFC said.

Evans was expected to make his middleweight debut on Saturday in the UFC’s first event at Madison Square Garden. The former light heavyweight champion lost his last two fights at 205 pounds, a decision against Ryan Bader and a knockout against Glover Teixeira, before announcing a move down in weight class.

Kennedy, an Army Ranger, was expected to fight for the first time since September 2014.

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