Fightography Collection: Rashad Evans
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19 Videos Aug. 5, 2014
1 Fightography: Rashad Evans
Although he eventually became UFC champion and one of the biggest stars of the light heavyweight division, Rashad Evans started his Octagon journey as a tubby heavyweight who was considered the weakest contender on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter. In this edition of Fightography, “Suga” gives an emotional play-by-play on his early battles with frustration and self-doubt, and describes the cathartic moment that led to him finally believing in himself on the eve of his fight with UFC icon Chuck Liddell.
Aug. 7, 2014
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2 Rashad Evans vs. Brad Imes TUF 2 Finale
The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale featuring undersized wrestler Rashad Evans taking on ex-football player Brad Imes.
Nov. 5, 2005
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3 Rashad Evans vs. Sam Hoger UFN 4
Following his TUF 2 finale win over the 6’7” Brad Imes, undefeated “Suga” Rashad Evans dropped to his proper division of light-heavyweight to start his Octagon career against the 6-1 Miletich protege Sam “The Alaskan Assassin” Hoger.
Apr. 6, 2006
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4 Rashad Evans vs. Jason Lambert UFC 63
The Ultimate Fighter 2 winner Rashad Evans looks to extend his unbeaten streak versus Jason Lambert.
Sep. 23, 2006
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5 Rashad Evans vs. Sean Salmon UFN 8
Rashad Evans was looking to keep his perfect record alive against UFC® newcomer Sean Salmon but Salmon had other ideas but nothing went as planned in this fight with an ending that you have to see to believe and give us one of the greatest highlight reel strikes ever.
Jan. 25, 2007
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6 Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz UFC 73
"Suga" Rashad Evans faces "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" at UFC 173 in a middleweight fight.
Jul. 7, 2007
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7 Rashad Evans vs. Michael Bisping UFC 78
Someone's "0" had to go as Rashad Evans and Michael Bisping battled it out at UFC® 78. Both were coming off of controversial decisions and both were looking to leave no doubt about this fight.
Nov. 17, 2007
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8 Rashad Evans vs. Chuck Liddell UFC 88
A tale of two fighters: Chuck Liddell was once the Light Heavyweight Champion who looked invincible during the height of his reign. Rashad Evans is the undefeated young gun who received his start on The Ultimate Fighter show.
Sep. 6, 2008
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9 Rashad Evans vs. Forrest Griffin UFC 92
Two of the most well known TUF winners square off at UFC 92 with the Light Heavyweight championship on the line. Coming off a stunning KO of Chuck Liddell, Evans looks to keep his undefeated streak alive against the champion Griffin.
Dec. 27, 2008
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10 Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans UFC 98
A first for the UFC: two undefeated fighters battling for the Light Heavyweight title. Newly crowned Rashad Evans wants to hold onto his belt, but Lyoto Machida plans on spoiling his first title defense.
May. 23, 2009
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11 Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva UFC 108
Rashad Evans’s resume includes: former world champion, Ultimate Fighter winner and coach. Thiago Silva can’t let these impressive accolades distract him; the winner of this fight will be right in the mix for a title shot.
Jan. 2, 2010
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12 Rashad Evans vs. Quinton Jackson UFC 114
Two fighters known not only for their fierce punching and striking power, but also for their animosity. This bout between "Suga" Rashad Evans and Quinton "Rampage Jackson is the biggest grudge match in UFC history. These guys genuinely hate each other.
May. 29, 2010
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13 Rashad Evans vs. Stephan Bonnar UFN 5
The Ultimate Fighter veterans Rashad Evans and Stephan Bonnar square off in a clash of styles. Will Evans wrestling background prove to be the difference or will Bonnar's stand up and jiu-jitsu win out?
Jun. 28, 2006
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14 Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz UFC 133
Tito Ortiz shocked the MMA world when he beat Ryan Bader at UFC 132, and by doing so he earned himself a bout with the number one contender, Rashad Evans. A win for Evans means that his next bout will be for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Aug. 6, 2011
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15 Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis UFC Fight Night
A light-heavyweight title eliminator, former UFC light-heavyweight champ Rashad Evans, was a win away from challenging for the belt he once had, squared off with former NCAA D1 National Champion wrestler and undefeated in MMA - Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis.
Jan. 28, 2012
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16 Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans UFC 145
The most highly-anticipated light heavyweight title fight of all-time comes to Atlanta, as UFC 205-pound champion Jon “Bones” Jones defends his crown for the third time against former title holder “Suga” Rashad Evans.
Apr. 21, 2012
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17 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Rashad Evans UFC 156
Former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans locks horns with BJJ ace and underrated striker Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156.
Feb. 2, 2013
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18 Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson UFC 161
In the UFC 161 main event, light heavyweight stars face off when former UFC champion Rashad Evans faces Dan Henderson.
Jun. 15, 2013
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19 Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen UFC 167
Two friends turn to foes as Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen do battle at UFC 167. Both fighters enter the Octagon at similar points in their careers, looking to make another run at a UFC title.
Nov. 16, 2013
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