Place of Birth: Niagara Falls, New York
Rashad Evans is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and one of the top fighters in the UFC’s light heavyweight division.
He is well known for winning Season 2 of The Ultimate Fighter in the heavyweight division. After the finale of the show, he dropped down to light heavyweight. He remained undefeated when he received his first title shot against UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin at UFC 92 in December of 2008. Evans defeated Griffin via TKO in the third round, earning his first light heavyweight championship.
Evans dropped the title in his first defense to Lyoto Machida at UFC 98 in May of 2009, ending his undefeated streak in the process. He rebounded with unanimous decision victories over Thiago Silva and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to become the top contender once again for the light heavyweight title held by Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
MAJOR TITLES WON: UFC light heavyweight
NOTABLE VICTORIES: Quinton Jackson, Thiago Silva, Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell, Michael Bisping, Stephan Bonnar, Brad Imes
NOTABLE LOSSES: Lyoto Machida