Dave Bautista vs. Rashid Evans
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
This bout was cancelled prior to the event. Reason: Evans in Jail.
|0-0-0||Pro Record At Fight||0-0-0|
|United States||Nationality||United States|
|Tampa, Florida||Fighting out of||Mahwah, New Jersey|
|Gracie Fighter Tampa||Gym||Team Asylum|
|43||Age at Fight|
|265.5 lbs (120.4 kgs)||Latest Weight||N/A|
|6'6" (198cm)||Height||6'2" (188cm)|
- Bout Information
- Date: Saturday 10.06.2012 at 07:00 PM ET
- Venue: The Dunkin' Donuts Center
- Enclosure: Cage
- Location: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
- Bout Billing: Main Event
- Weight: Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Former pro wrestler Dave "Batista" Bautista had been scheduled to take on 3-1 amateur fighter Rashid Evans in his mixed martial arts debut, but the fight was canceled a little over a week before the event. Evans violated the terms of his probation and was sent to jail after being caught driving without a license, according to reporting from Dave Meltzer of MMAFighting.com.
The cancellation left the CES organization scrambling to find a last-minute replacement for the main event of their first ever pay per view MMA card.