Machida and Evans squared off at UFC 98 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Machida won via devistating knockout against the then undefeated Evans in the second round after dominating him for the majority of the fight.
Evans recently attempted to win his light-heavyweight belt back when he faced current champion Jon Jones at UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, but was dominated in that fight as well dropping a unanimous decision.
Since then, Evans been hoping to hop back into the Octagon to get back to his winning ways, but he was recently informed that he won't be stepping back into the the Octagon until 2013.
"I was hoping in December," Rashad Evans said. "By the end of the year, but it looks like it's not going to happen until maybe February or March. Who am I going to fight is the main question."
Recently Machida, who has also lost to Jones since his fight with Evans, faced former TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader at UFC on FOX 4. Machida controlled the fight from the beginning, utilizing excellent use of distance and counter striking techniques. A frustrated Bader rushed Machida in the second and was caught by a vicious counter right hand which immediately separated Bader from his senses.
After witnessing the fight, Evans immediately felt the itch for a rematch and despite talk of a possible move down to middleweight the former light-heavyweight champion wants to stay at 205.
"I want to be at light-heavyweight because there is unfinished business," Evans said. "I can't go down unless something really beckons for my calling. I like to fight at 205 and I have done fairly well there. The guy who I really want to fight is a guy I lost my first fight to. I would like to fight Lyoto Machida again. He looked good against Bader. I want to get that one back bad."
Machida is currently scheduled to face former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Dan Henderson in an upcoming UFC event which has yet to be revealed.