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This just in from the world of good matchmaking.

Tim Kennedy will make his long-awaited return to the UFC and face off with a middleweight-debuting Rashad Evans, according to FloCombat's Jeremy Botter.

The bout will be part of the promotion's first card in New York, UFC 205, which will take place at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12.

Kennedy (18-5) hasn't fought since September of 2014. He has since been publicly critical of the UFC and its deal with Reebok, among other things. In his time away from the sport, Kennedy has starred in a History Channel documentary called Hunting Hitler, wherein he and a group of specialists attempt to find the truth of Adolf Hitler's supposed death, according to

Evans (19-5-1) will make a move from the UFC's light heavyweight division, where he was once champion, to the middleweight ranks for the first time in his career. It's a move that comes on the heels of a two-fight losing streak that consists of losses to Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira.

The UFC hopes to make history with the upcoming card in New York. Mixed martial arts was illegal in the state up until April of this year. Soon after the legislation passed make the sport legal in the state, the company scheduled the UFC 205 card in MSG for November.

More fights for the UFC New York card are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

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