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RASHAD ''Suga'' EVANS || Highlights/Knockouts ᴴᴰ
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: BOXING & MMA
Fight Night Tampa: Timeline - Rashad Evans
Fight Night Tampa: Timeline - Rashad Evans
Published: 2016/04/11
Channel: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
Rashad Evans LOSSES in MMA Fights / MELTED SUGA
Rashad Evans LOSSES in MMA Fights / MELTED SUGA
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Lowlight TV
UFC 209: Rashad Evans - Ultimate 8
UFC 209: Rashad Evans - Ultimate 8
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
Rashad Evans vs. Sam Alvey UfC 2017/08/06 winner sam alvey
Rashad Evans vs. Sam Alvey UfC 2017/08/06 winner sam alvey
Published: 2017/08/06
Channel: soccer time
Rashad Evans on Jon Jones KO over DC, predicts Mayweather vs McGregor & more
Rashad Evans on Jon Jones KO over DC, predicts Mayweather vs McGregor & more
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: XETINFO MMA
Rashad Evans Unsure If Retirement Is Next
Rashad Evans Unsure If Retirement Is Next
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: Luke Thomas
UFC 145: Jones vs Evans - Extended Preview
UFC 145: Jones vs Evans - Extended Preview
Published: 2012/03/16
Channel: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
Rashad Evans refuse to sign autograph to a fan in PR High
Rashad Evans refuse to sign autograph to a fan in PR High
Published: 2012/04/02
Channel: jj987666
Rashad Evans:
Rashad Evans: 'I Feel Like I Got Ran Out of the Weight Class'
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: MMAWeekly.com
Rashad Evans enjoying the moment with nothing left to prove
Rashad Evans enjoying the moment with nothing left to prove
Published: 2017/08/04
Channel: MMAjunkie
RASHAD EVANS GETS DEEP ON JON JONES TESTING POSITIVE AGAIN: "SO SAD TO HAVE HIM GO OUT THAT WAY"
RASHAD EVANS GETS DEEP ON JON JONES TESTING POSITIVE AGAIN: "SO SAD TO HAVE HIM GO OUT THAT WAY"
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: FightHype.com
Rashad Evans Meet Bernard Hopkins
Rashad Evans Meet Bernard Hopkins
Published: 2011/08/05
Channel: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
Michael Bisping: Rashad Evans Is At The End, But Doesn
Michael Bisping: Rashad Evans Is At The End, But Doesn't Want to Retire On Losing Streak
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: Skip2MyMMA
Fightland Meets Rashad Evans
Fightland Meets Rashad Evans
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: VICE Sports
Machida nocauteia Rashad Evans e conquista cinturão
Machida nocauteia Rashad Evans e conquista cinturão
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship Brasil
Fight Night Mexico City: Alvey vs Evans - Two Middleweights Throwing Down
Fight Night Mexico City: Alvey vs Evans - Two Middleweights Throwing Down
Published: 2017/08/03
Channel: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
TUF Heavyweights: Rashad vs Rampage Showdown
TUF Heavyweights: Rashad vs Rampage Showdown
Published: 2012/08/01
Channel: pTrick3d
Rashad Evans Needs An Exit Plan From MMA Competition
Rashad Evans Needs An Exit Plan From MMA Competition
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: Luke Thomas
Rashad Evans feels like he
Rashad Evans feels like he's 'fighting against himself' after loss
Published: 2016/04/17
Channel: UFC ON FOX
THUG LIFE - Conor Mcgregor Owns Rashad Evans
THUG LIFE - Conor Mcgregor Owns Rashad Evans
Published: 2015/01/11
Channel: aKam Production
Rashad Evans vs  Sean Salmon
Rashad Evans vs Sean Salmon
Published: 2016/01/25
Channel: MMA DAGESTAN
Jon Jones vs Rashad Evans [FIGHT HIGHLIGHTS]
Jon Jones vs Rashad Evans [FIGHT HIGHLIGHTS]
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: BOXING & MMA
Rashad Evans and Kenny Florian Recap Derek Brunson vs Lyoto Machida
Rashad Evans and Kenny Florian Recap Derek Brunson vs Lyoto Machida
Published: 2017/10/29
Channel: Octagon Entertainment
UFC 114: Rampage vs Evans - Extended Preview
UFC 114: Rampage vs Evans - Extended Preview
Published: 2010/05/20
Channel: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
Rampage Jackson Vs Rashad Evans preview
Rampage Jackson Vs Rashad Evans preview
Published: 2010/05/20
Channel: napoww3
'Sugar' Rashad Evans
Published: 2012/02/01
Channel: FightSportTV
Rashad Evans & Chael Sonnen - two friends fighting each other on Sportscenter
Rashad Evans & Chael Sonnen - two friends fighting each other on Sportscenter
Published: 2013/11/13
Channel: GreatValleyMuscle
Rashad Evans vs. Chuck Liddell |k1nd|
Rashad Evans vs. Chuck Liddell |k1nd|
Published: 2016/03/12
Channel: K1ND VINE
Rashad Evans blames Anthony Johnson
Rashad Evans blames Anthony Johnson's team for his loss & says he'll be back within one year
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: MMA Talk
Joe Rogan On Rashad Evans And BJJ - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - UFC
Joe Rogan On Rashad Evans And BJJ - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - UFC
Published: 2015/11/12
Channel: MMA TV
Jon Jones vs Rashad Evans Full Fight UFC 145 Championship
Jon Jones vs Rashad Evans Full Fight UFC 145 Championship
Published: 2017/03/12
Channel: robertalexander824
Rashad Evans UFC On Fox Entrance
Rashad Evans UFC On Fox Entrance
Published: 2013/01/22
Channel: RockKG973
Georges St. Pierre Training With Rashad Evans
Georges St. Pierre Training With Rashad Evans
Published: 2009/08/30
Channel: lordgamblorr
Fightography:  Rashad Evans
Fightography: Rashad Evans
Published: 2014/08/07
Channel: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
Rashad Evans: Camp Change, Mexico City Booking Key to Getting Out of Comfort Zone
Rashad Evans: Camp Change, Mexico City Booking Key to Getting Out of Comfort Zone
Published: 2017/08/04
Channel: MMAFightingonSBN
Tim Kennedy: I Will Destroy Rashad Evans At UFC 205
Tim Kennedy: I Will Destroy Rashad Evans At UFC 205
Published: 2016/09/15
Channel: The Alex Jones Channel
Rashad Evans gets drop by Keith jardine
Rashad Evans gets drop by Keith jardine
Published: 2016/06/27
Channel: jiahkong96
Glover Texeira brutally knocks out Rashad Evans
Glover Texeira brutally knocks out Rashad Evans
Published: 2016/07/25
Channel: Bapetel Saleh Abubakar
"Suga" RASHAD EVANS ☆☆☆ Highlights & Knockouts
"Suga" RASHAD EVANS ☆☆☆ Highlights & Knockouts
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: Greatest Fighters
Rashad Evans crazy head kick KO!!!
Rashad Evans crazy head kick KO!!!
Published: 2016/08/03
Channel: MMA Highlights
UFC 145: Jon Jones / Rashad Evans & Rory MacDonald / Che Mills Weigh-ins + Staredowns
UFC 145: Jon Jones / Rashad Evans & Rory MacDonald / Che Mills Weigh-ins + Staredowns
Published: 2012/04/20
Channel: Karyn Bryant
Bookie Beatdown - UFC 209: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Kelly
Bookie Beatdown - UFC 209: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Kelly
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Fight Network
Rashad Evans Clears the Air over the Jon Jones Scuffle - Inside MMA
Rashad Evans Clears the Air over the Jon Jones Scuffle - Inside MMA
Published: 2011/05/21
Channel: AXS TV Fights
MMA Update - Rashad Evans vs Glover Teixeira at UFC Tampa (Shogun Rua out)
MMA Update - Rashad Evans vs Glover Teixeira at UFC Tampa (Shogun Rua out)
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: mmadigest
UFC Tamapa: Relembre nocaute incrível de Rashad Evans
UFC Tamapa: Relembre nocaute incrível de Rashad Evans
Published: 2015/09/14
Channel: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship Brasil
Rashad Evans Best Career Takedowns Tribute Highlight 2013
Rashad Evans Best Career Takedowns Tribute Highlight 2013
Published: 2013/12/15
Channel: Аслан Гусейнов
UFC 205 Preview: Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson on 5 Rounds
UFC 205 Preview: Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson on 5 Rounds
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: Fight Network
Rashad Evans vs Chuck Liddell
Rashad Evans vs Chuck Liddell
Published: 2016/04/29
Channel: AK Videos
Rashad Evans PUNCHES Jim Norton - @OpieRadio
Rashad Evans PUNCHES Jim Norton - @OpieRadio
Published: 2013/11/11
Channel: Opie Radio
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Rashad Evans
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Born Rashad Anton Evans
(1979-09-25) September 25, 1979 (age 38)
Niagara Falls, NY, United States
Other names Suga
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Division Middleweight (2017-present)
Light Heavyweight (2004-2016)
Heavyweight (2005)
Reach 75 in (191 cm)
Style Gaidojutsu, Wrestling, BJJ
Fighting out of Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Team Combat Club
Rank      Black belt in no gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rolles Gracie[2][3]
     Black belt in Gaidojutsu[4]
Wrestling NCAA Division I Wrestling
Years active 2003-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 27
Wins 19
By knockout 8
By submission 1
By decision 10
Losses 7
By knockout 2
By decision 5
Draws 1
Other information
Occupation MMA fighter
University Michigan State University
Niagara County C.C.
Children 4
Notable relatives Lance Evans, brother
Notable school(s) Niagara-Wheatfield High School
Website http://www.rashadevans.tv/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: July 22, 2011

Rashad Anton Evans (born September 25, 1979)[5] is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2003, Evans was the Heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 2 and is also a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Wrestling career[edit]

Wrestling out of Niagara-Wheatfield High School in Sanborn, New York, Evans twice made it to the state finals tournament of New York by winning his weight class for his county, in which he received All-State honors both times. In 1997 he placed 4th in the state at 145 pounds. In 1998 he placed 4th in the state at 171 pounds. In 1999 he entered the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships for the 165 pound weight class in which he finished in 4th place. Competing once again at this tournament in 2000, he was the champion of the 165 pound weight class.

Moving on to the NCAA Division 1 wrestling, Evans competed for Michigan State, in the Big Ten conference. In 2002 he finished in 4th place in the conference championships, losing a decision to fellow future UFC competitor Jacob Volkmann in the third place match. In addition to Volkmann, this 174 pound weight class also saw more future UFC competitors with Gerald Harris and Josh Koscheck competing in it this year. In 2003, Evans again competed in the 174 pound weight class, capturing 3rd place in the Big Ten Championships. Entering the NCAA Division 1 championships on top of this 3rd-place finish, Evans won his opening match before losing a close 3-0 decision to the eventual national champion, Robbie Waller. Staying alive through the consolation bracket Evans pinned his next opponent before being matched up with legend Greg Jones, a 3x National Champion who would finish his college career with a record of 126-4. Evans won the match via 3-2 decision, becoming one of only 4 people to defeat Jones in his college career. Evans lost his next match, which would have qualified him for All-American status, in a close 3-2 decision, ending his college career. He finished his career at Michigan State with a record of 48 wins and 34 losses.[6][7][8]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2004, under the tutelage of future UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn,[9] Evans competed in five professional mixed martial arts fights, winning all five. This led to his selection as one of the nine heavyweights to compete on The Ultimate Fighter 2, a reality TV series on Spike. The season began airing on August 22, 2005, culminating in a live finale between the final two fighters of each weight division, held in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 5, 2005. Also Rashad Evans is a black belt in Gaidojutsu and BJJ, he also studied karate as a child.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

At 5 feet 10.5 inches (1.791 m) and 225 pounds (102 kg), Evans was the shortest and the second-lightest of the nine heavyweight competitors.[10] He was considered the underdog in each of his fights, but made it to the finals by defeating Tom Murphy, Mike Whitehead, and Keith Jardine all by decision. During his tenure on the show, Evans was criticized by opposing coach Matt Hughes for his showboating during fights, but the two eventually settled their differences, and Hughes even cornered Evans for his semifinal bout. In the finale, Evans defeated 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Brad Imes by split decision, thus winning a three-year, six-figure contract with the UFC and a brand new car. After The Ultimate Fighter, Evans joined Greg Jackson's Submission Fighting camp along with fellow competitor Keith Jardine, who would eventually become his training partner and good friend.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Undefeated streak[edit]

Evans dropped down to light heavyweight after the show, deciding he would have a better chance of success in a lower weight class.[11] His first fight under the contract took place on April 6, 2006 against Sam Hoger, who had been a semi-finalist on The Ultimate Fighter 1. Evans defeated Hoger via split decision despite nearly falling victim to a kimura submission at the end of the second round.[12]

Evans followed with a victory by majority decision over The Ultimate Fighter 1 finalist Stephan Bonnar on June 28, 2006. Evans maintained control throughout the fight with repeated take downs, including a number of slams in the center of the cage and went on to secure the victory.[13]

Three months later, Evans faced Jason Lambert at UFC 63. Lambert, riding an eight-fight win streak, was seen as Evans' first real test at 205 pounds. Evans controlled the fight from early on, and knocked Lambert out with punches from the mount in the second round. It was his first stoppage victory in over two years.

Evans next headlined UFC Fight Night: Evans vs Salmon against UFC newcomer Sean Salmon, a highly decorated collegiate wrestler who held a 9–1 professional record. Though Salmon had won the first round by scoring two takedowns, Evans came back with a head kick knockout early in the second round. Salmon remained motionless for several minutes after the fight and was eventually carried out on a stretcher to a local hospital. The kick came to the surprise of many fans who had previously considered Evans a one-dimensional wrestler.[14]

At UFC 73, Evans squared off against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz. The two competitors fought to a draw as all three judges scored the bout 28–28. Ortiz had won two out of three rounds on all scorecards, but was docked a point for holding the cage fence to defend against a takedown by Evans.[15] Immediately after the fight, Ortiz asked for a rematch. At a press conference following UFC 73, UFC President Dana White promised a rematch, which for various reasons due to with scheduling the fight, didn't occur until 4 years later at UFC 133.

Unable to get a rematch with Ortiz due to scheduling issues, Evans made his debut as a headliner on a pay-per-view event at UFC 78 instead, against fellow undefeated fighter and The Ultimate Fighter 3 winner Michael Bisping. After three close rounds, Evans came out on top on two of the judges' scorecards, winning by split decision. This fight marked Bisping's first loss and his final bout in the light heavyweight division. After his win over Bisping, Evans drastically changed his fighting style, which he kept secret until his fight against UFC Legend Chuck Liddell.

Evans vs. Liddell[edit]

Entering the fight as a very heavy underdog, Evans shocked the world by knocking out former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell in brutal fashion at UFC 88. Liddell threw an uppercut that Evans countered with an overhand right, landing flush. Liddell remained unconscious for several minutes before finally walking out of the cage under his own power. The knockout was awarded knockout of the year by Sherdog for 2008. Evans had previously been scheduled to face Liddell at UFC 85 as a replacement for the injured Mauricio Rua. When Liddell pulled out of the event due to an injured hamstring,[16] Evans was matched with James Irvin. When Irvin pulled out after breaking his foot, the fight was removed from the card altogether.[17] After the fight, UFC President Dana White confirmed in the post-event press conference that Evans' next fight would be a title shot against newly crowned light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin at UFC 92.[18]

Winning the Light Heavyweight Championship[edit]

On December 27, 2008 at UFC 92, Evans faced champion Forrest Griffin for the UFC Light Heavyweight belt.[19] Griffin controlled most of the first two rounds with effective striking and low kicks. In the third round, however, Evans caught a low kick and countered with a straight right hand that dropped Griffin. Evans followed Griffin to the ground and eventually managed to finish the stunned champion with punches inside Griffin's guard. With the victory, Evans became the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. It capped off a year in which Evans won Fighter of the Year honors from Sherdog.com.

Losing the title[edit]

Evans's first defense of the UFC Light-Heavyweight title against challenger Lyoto Machida ended in a knockout. During a flurry of punches from Machida, Evans started trash talking Machida telling him 'his hands were made of pillows'. Machida continued his onslaught, knocking the champion out. Evans' timely photograph of his face during the knockout became an infamous meme called "Shad face" amongst MMA fans.[20] This was the first loss of his career and the 15th straight win of Lyoto Machida's career.[21][22] Then, Evans went on to coach against Rampage Jackson in The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights. Evans was scheduled to fight Jackson on December 12, 2009, at UFC 107, but this was canceled due to Jackson being cast for the A-Team movie.[23] On September 22, 2009, Jackson wrote in a blog on his website that he is "done fighting" because of events that occurred between Jackson and Dana White, the president of the UFC. Thiago Silva was named as Evans' next opponent at UFC 108.

Back into title contention[edit]

Evans fought Thiago Silva in the main event of UFC 108 on January 2, 2010.[24] Dana White was quoted as saying that if Evans could defeat Thiago Silva at UFC 108, then he would go on to face Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.[25] During the Spike TV broadcast of the UFC 108 preliminary card, Evans confirmed that he received his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Rolles Gracie that morning.[26][27] Evans would go on to defeat Thiago Silva – another BJJ black belt – by unanimous decision. Deviating from his usual standing and striking, Evans displayed his grappling skills with numerous takedowns that frustrated Silva throughout the match, but Evans failed to damage Silva substantially while on the ground.[28] In the third round, after severely mocking his opponent's fighting style with various taunts, Silva connected with a right hook to Evans' jaw, rocking him. Silva hesitated in finishing Evans off in order to return the taunting, however, and Evans was able to recover leading to a UD win.[29][30] Evans was expected to finally face rival Quinton Jackson at UFC 113,[29] but the bout took place on May 29, 2010 at UFC 114.[30]

Evans caught Jackson with a right hand early in the first round and throughout the rest of the fight tried to take Jackson down, succeeding three times out of nine. In the third round Evans was hurt by Jackson but recovered and ended the final round with another takedown and strikes on the ground. The judges scored the bout 30–27, 30–27, 29–28 giving Evans the unanimous decision. Afterwards UFC President Dana White then officially confirmed that Evans would square off against Maurício Rua for the UFC Light Heavyweight title,[31] but not until mid-Spring or early-Summer of 2011 as Rua recovered from knee surgery.[32] The fight was then booked for the main event of UFC 128 when the UFC returned to Newark, New Jersey.[33]

Following Evans's training partner Jon Jones's victory over Ryan Bader at UFC 126, it was announced that Evans injured his knee during training. Jones was then told in his post-fight interview that the UFC wanted him to replace Evans in his fight against Mauricio Rua for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Jones accepted and the fight was set for UFC 128.[34] It was then expected that if Jones won, he would face Evans in his first title defense.[35]

During a UFC 128 post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani, Evans stated that he was done training at Jackson's Martial Arts in preparation for his fight with Jon Jones.[36] He then commenced training at Imperial Athletics in Boca Raton, Florida, at a new camp co-founded by Evans and several Brazilian fighters who had concomitantly left American Top Team due to a dispute over management services; these were later joined by some African-American fighters, and as a result the camp's members became known colloquially as the "Blackzilians," especially on Twitter. Evans gave further insight to MMAWeekly about his leaving Jackson's Submission Fighting, “When you get to a certain point, you really need a lot of time (with the coaches)… make sure you get the one-on-one, and you just need different things,” he explained. “After being at Jackson’s for a while, with so many people at the gym, it just got harder and harder for me to get that time."[37]

Evans/Jones was expected to take place on August 6, 2011 at UFC 133, but Jones was sidelined with a hand injury. Evans was expected to face rising prospect Phil Davis at the event instead.[38][39] A title fight between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes was delayed, so the UFC promoted Evans vs. Davis to serve as the main event. However, with less than four weeks until the event, Davis pulled out of the bout citing a knee injury. A rematch with Tito Ortiz was scheduled to headline the event.[40] Evans defeated Ortiz at UFC 133 via TKO in the second round. The victory secured Evans a title shot against Jones.

Evans and Jones were rumoured to finally clash on December 10, 2011 at UFC 140.[41] However, a lingering thumb injury cost Evans another title opportunity, and he was replaced by Lyoto Machida to fight Jon Jones for the belt at UFC 140.[42] Jones retained the Light Heavyweight belt, defeating the challenger Machida, leaving open the possibility of a future fight between Evans and Jones for the title.

Evans faced Phil Davis on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox 2.[43] He won the fight via unanimous decision. Evans out-wrestled the former division one national wrestling champion landing numerous takedowns throughout the fight.

In his second title shot, Evans, at long last, faced UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145.[44] Evans lost to Jones via unanimous decision.

In his first post-title shot fight, Evans faced Antônio Rogério Nogueira in the co-main event at UFC 156 on February 2, 2013. Nogueira won the fight via unanimous decision.[45]

Evans faced Dan Henderson on June 15, 2013 in the main event at UFC 161.[46] He won the fight by split decision.

Evans faced Chael Sonnen at UFC 167 in a Light Heavyweight bout on November 16, 2013, in the co-main event of the evening.[47] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Injuries and Rehabilitation[edit]

Evans was expected to face Daniel Cormier at UFC 170 on February 22, 2014.[48] However, a leg injury knocked him off the card just 10 days before the event.[49] Originally expected to be out for a month, Evans was instead sidelined indefinitely.[50]

Evans was linked to a potential bout with Alexander Gustafsson on January 24, 2015 at UFC on Fox 14.[51] However, Evans announced was not ready to accept a fight during that time frame as he was still rehabilitating a lingering knee injury.[52]

Evans was expected to face Glover Teixeira on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61.[53] However, on January 7, Teixeira pulled out of the bout citing a slow to heal knee injury that he had sustained in his last fight. In turn, Evans was removed from the event entirely. A heavyweight bout between Antônio Silva and Frank Mir, previously scheduled for UFC 184, took place a week earlier and headlined the event.[54]

Evans announced in mid-February 2015 that he expected to be sidelined an additional six to sevens months after undergoing another knee surgery and hoped to return by the end of 2015.[55]

Evans faced Ryan Bader on October 3, 2015 at UFC 192.[56] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[57]

A long discussed bout against Maurício Rua was rescheduled and was expected to take place on April 16, 2016 at UFC on Fox 19.[58] However, Rua was pulled from the fight on March 9 in favor of a matchup with Corey Anderson a couple of weeks later at UFC 198. In turn, Evans faced former title challenger Glover Teixeira[59][60] Evans lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[61]

Drop to Middleweight[edit]

Evans was expected to face Tim Kennedy in a middleweight bout on November 12, 2016 at UFC 205.[62] However, on November 8, Evans was pulled from the fight after an undisclosed irregularity was found during his pre-fight medical exam. Subsequently, Kennedy was removed from the card as well.[63][64] The bout was quickly rescheduled and was expected to take place a month later at UFC 206.[65] Once again, Evans was unable to obtain medical clearance to compete on the card and was pulled from the bout on November 21. An irregularity in his pre-fight tests was responsible for both removals and he is expected to undergo an additional screening with an neurologist to prove he is healthy enough to fight, before possibly returning to the cage in January or February, according to his manager.[66] The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen middleweight winner Kelvin Gastelum was his eventual replacement on the card.[67]

Evans faced Dan Kelly on March 4, 2017 at UFC 209.[68] He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision.[69]

Evans faced Sam Alvey on August 5, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 114.[70] He lost the fight by split decision.[71]

Personal life[edit]

Evans and his ex-wife [72] have one son and a daughter.[73] He also has a daughter from a previous relationship[74] and a son who was born in 2015.

Evans's brother Lance made a brief appearance on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir, but was eliminated by Vinicius Magalhaes due to a rib injury and did not join the cast.[75]

Evans has appeared in a Microsoft commercial, where he says the lines, "You got a problem with that!" and "I'm a PC!", while sparring with an unidentified opponent.[76] Evans is a frequent commentator on the ESPN show MMA Live. Evans also made an appearance on Spike TV's show Deadliest Warrior. In the episode, Evans easily pierces a pig carcass with the xyston similar to one used by Alexander the Great, and crushed a gel torso's throat with an elbow.[74]

Championships and awards[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Amateur wrestling[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 19–7–1 Sam Alvey Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno August 5, 2017 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 19–6–1 Daniel Kelly Decision (split) UFC 209 March 4, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Middleweight debut.
Loss 19–5–1 Glover Teixeira KO (punches) UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans April 16, 2016 1 1:48 Tampa, Florida, United States
Loss 19–4–1 Ryan Bader Decision (unanimous) UFC 192 October 3, 2015 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 19–3–1 Chael Sonnen TKO (punches) UFC 167 November 16, 2013 1 4:05 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 18–3–1 Dan Henderson Decision (split) UFC 161 June 15, 2013 3 5:00 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Loss 17–3–1 Antônio Rogério Nogueira Decision (unanimous) UFC 156 February 2, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 17–2–1 Jon Jones Decision (unanimous) UFC 145 April 21, 2012 5 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia, United States For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 17–1–1 Phil Davis Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis January 28, 2012 5 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States UFC Light Heavyweight title eliminator.
Win 16–1–1 Tito Ortiz TKO (knee to the body and punches) UFC 133 August 6, 2011 2 4:48 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 15–1–1 Quinton Jackson Decision (unanimous) UFC 114 May 29, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–1–1 Thiago Silva Decision (unanimous) UFC 108 January 2, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 13–1–1 Lyoto Machida KO (punches) UFC 98 May 23, 2009 2 3:57 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 13–0–1 Forrest Griffin TKO (punches) UFC 92 December 27, 2008 3 2:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Fight of the Night.
Win 12–0–1 Chuck Liddell KO (punch) UFC 88 September 6, 2008 2 1:51 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Knockout of the Night.
Win 11–0–1 Michael Bisping Decision (split) UFC 78 November 17, 2007 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Draw 10–0–1 Tito Ortiz Draw (unanimous) UFC 73 July 7, 2007 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States Ortiz was deducted a point in round 2 for grabbing the fence.
Win 10–0 Sean Salmon KO (head kick) UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon January 25, 2007 2 1:06 Hollywood, Florida, United States Knockout of the Night.
Win 9–0 Jason Lambert KO (punches) UFC 63 September 23, 2006 2 2:22 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 8–0 Stephan Bonnar Decision (majority) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 5 June 28, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–0 Sam Hoger Decision (split) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 4 April 6, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Light Heavyweight.
Win 6–0 Brad Imes Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale November 5, 2005 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won The Ultimate Fighter 2 Heavyweight Tournament.
Win 5–0 Jaime Jara Decision (unanimous) GC 27: FightFest 2 June 3, 2004 3 5:00 Colusa, California, United States Won the Gladiator Challenge Light Heavyweight Tournament.
Win 4–0 Hector Ramirez Decision (unanimous) GC 27: FightFest 2 June 3, 2004 2 5:00 Colusa, California, United States
Win 3–0 Bryan Pardoe TKO (punches) GC 26: FightFest 1 June 2, 2004 1 3:24 Colusa, California, United States
Win 2–0 Danny Anderson TKO (punches) Dangerzone: Cage Fighting April 10, 2004 1 3:09 Osceola, Iowa, United States
Win 1–0 Dennis Reed Submission (anaconda choke) Dangerzone: Cage Fighting April 10, 2004 1 0:50 Osceola, Iowa, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3–0 Keith Jardine Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter 2 October 31, 2005 (air date) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 2 Semi-finals bout.
Win 2–0 Mike Whitehead Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter 2 October 17, 2005 (air date) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 2 Quarter-finals bout.
Win 1–0 Tom Murphy Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter 2 September 19, 2005 (air date) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 2 elimination round

Pay-per-view bouts[edit]

Date Main Event Billing Buys
7 July 2007 Ortiz vs. Evans (co) UFC 73 425,000
17 November 2007 Evans vs. Bisping UFC 78 400,000
6 September 2008 Liddell vs. Evans UFC 88 480,000
27 December 2008 Griffin vs. Evans UFC 92 1,000,000
23 May 2009 Evans vs. Machida UFC 98 635,000
2 January 2010 Evans vs. Silva UFC 108 300,000
29 May 2010 Jackson vs. Evans UFC 114 1,050,000
6 August 2011 Evans vs. Ortiz UFC 133 310,000
21 April 2012 Jones vs. Evans UFC 145 700,000
2 February 2013 Evans vs. Nogueira (co) UFC 156 330,000
15 June 2013 Evans vs. Henderson UFC 161 140,000
16 November 2013 Evans vs. Sonnen (co) UFC 167 630,000
3 October 2015 Evans vs. Bader (co) UFC 192 250,000

See also[edit]

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