Evans, 38, can be seen on the UFC on FOX program as a fight analyst, has lost his last four contests, going back to October 2015. His last bout was a split-decision loss to Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in August 2017.
Smith, 29, had a three fight win streak snapped by Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night 125 in February 2018. He is moving up from 185 pounds to face Evans.
— Anthony Smith (@lionheartasmith) February 4, 2018
UFC 225 is scheduled for June 9 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Other bouts include:
Alistair Overeem (43-19-1) vs. Curtis Blaydes (9-1-0)
Claudia Gadelha (15-3-0) vs. Carla Esparza (13-4-0)
Joseph Benavidez (25-4-0) vs. Sergio Pettis (16-3-0)
Rashad Coulter (8-3-0) vs. Allen Crowder (9-3-0)
CM Punk vs. TBA
More bouts are expected to be announced.