913 Search Results for Rashad Evans

Feb 15, 2017 8:55 am

Rashad Evans receives medical clearance for UFC 209 middleweight debut

In September of 2016, it was announced that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans would be making a long discussed drop to middleweight for a fight with Strikeforce veteran Tim Kennedy. The two fighters were expected to face off on the undercard of UFC 205. Unfortunately, this fight was scrapped at the last minute when the New...

Feb 1, 2017 6:00 am

Report: Rashad Evans likely to make middleweight debut at UFC 209

According a report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is likely to make his debut in the middleweight division at UFC 209 on March 4. Though nothing is official just yet, his opponent for this middleweight debut is expected to be Australia’s Daniel Kelly. Per sources, not official yet but...

Jan 19, 2017 12:08 pm

Rashad Evans with wonderful news: ‘Everything’s cleared medically’

Many fans were worried when former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans was denied a fighting license at UFC 205 and UFC 206. However, “Suga” assured everyone that he was fine even after being denied the license to fight on two consecutive times by separate athletic commissions. Evans spoke with Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode...

Jan 16, 2017 12:10 pm

Rashad Evans on the state of the Blackzilians: the team is splintered

Not long ago, The Blackzilians, who were based out of the Jaco Hybrid Training Center in Boca Raton, Florida, were one of the biggest and most successful teams in MMA. Home to names like Rashad Evans, Michael Johnson, Kamaru Usman, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Alistair Overeem, Stefan Struve, and Vitor Belfort, the team’s success even earned them a...


Jan 6, 2017 9:41 pm

Rashad Evans weighs-in on Ronda Rousey’s media blackout prior to UFC 207

Leading up to Ronda Rousey’s highly anticipated return to the Octagon at UFC 207, there was much controversy as to Rousey’s media blackout leading up to the fight. While Rousey, who normally does quite a bit of promo leading up to her fights, was completely silent, the MMA community was left to speculate as to...

Nov 9, 2016 3:43 pm

Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy rescheduled

After unfortunate news surfaced this week that UFC 205 has lost a highly anticipated middleweight showdown between Rashad Evans & Tim Kennedy, fight fans will be pleased to hear that the fight has been rescheduled. Earlier this week when it was announced that Evans had pulled out of the fight, it was not immediately revealed...

Nov 8, 2016 4:14 pm

PHOTO | Rashad Evans looked to be in amazing shape ahead of UFC 205

Earlier today news broke that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans had been forced out of his scheduled UFC 205 bout with Tim Kennedy. “Suga” spoke to MMAFighting.com about why he was forced to withdraw from the fight with Kennedy stating the following: “I’m disappointed. I’m healthy. I don’t want anyone worrying about me....

Nov 8, 2016 3:37 pm

Rashad Evans opens up on withdrawal from UFC 205

Unfortunate news surfaced Tuesday afternoon that former UFC champion Rashad Evans had been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 205 scrap with Tim Kennedy this weekend. The fight, which was set to serve as Evans highly anticipated middleweight debut, would have taken place on the Fox Sports 1 preliminary card of the event. While...

Nov 8, 2016 12:43 pm

BREAKING | UFC 205’s Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy Bout Is Reportedly Off

UFC 200, which occured in July of this year, was supposed to be a great card. Unfortunately, its lineup was torn asunder by injuries and PED busts, until it stood out as more of good card. We’ve been much more lucky in the case of UFC 205, the mammoth card that marks the UFC’s debut...

Nov 8, 2016 7:33 am

VIDEO | Rashad Evans Recounts his Top 8 Moments Inside the Octagon

This Saturday, the UFC will take over Madison Square Garden with UFC 205. The card will mark the UFC’s debut in New York City, New York, and to celebrate the occasion, the organization has stacked the lineup to the brim. The card is topped by three title fights. The most high-profile of these championship bouts...

Oct 21, 2016 7:31 am

EXCLUSIVE – Rashad Evans predicts Alvarez vs. McGregor and Weidman vs. Romero

UFC 205 will feature several high-profile match-ups and on paper looks to be a blockbuster card. Rashad Evans, who takes on Tim Kennedy in his middleweight debut at UFC 205, spoke exclusively to BJPENN.COM Radio and discussed his predictions for several other fights on the card. Check out who “Suga” Rashad Evans picks to win...

Oct 19, 2016 1:46 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 3 | Alan Jouban | Rashad Evans | Dan Severn | Kelvin Gastelum

  BJPENN.COM Radio is back with another fantastic guest line-up for your listening pleasure! 8:15PM ET- We will kick off the show with UFC Welterweight Alan “Brahma” Jouban. Alan will be giving us his thoughts on Mike Perry, his opponent for December 22nd at UFC on FOX 22. This bout was just announced last week...

Sep 17, 2016 9:14 am

VIDEO | Rashad Evans on the mitts ahead of middleweight debut

[ooyala code=”AyZHB4NTE6KriC0zx8LKAzCQ07oMUxHq” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”1600″ autoplay=”true”] Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has been on a bit of a slide as of late. In 2013, Evans went on a 2-fight win streak that saw him defeat Dan Henderson via split decision, and defeat Chael Sonnen via 1st round TKO. Unfortunately, Evans was sidelined...

Sep 10, 2016 1:35 pm

Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy official for UFC 205

With the UFC’s historic inaugural show at the Madison Square Garden on November 12th quickly approaching, reports regarding bouts for the highly anticipated event have begun to surface. While a matchup between former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and Donald Cerrone was one of the first fights set for the event, Lawler pulled out of...

Aug 31, 2016 9:17 am

Rashad Evans shuts down Tim Kennedy on social media

Following Rashad Evans brutal KO loss to Glover Teixeira earlier this year, the former champ expressed his interest to finally make the drop down to 185 pounds and make a run at middleweight. Reports then began to surface that Evans would be fighting Tim Kennedy at the UFC’s historic inaugural PPV event at the Madison...

Aug 29, 2016 12:56 pm

Rashad Evans moving to middleweight following brutal KO loss

After a devastating knockout loss against Glover Teixeira back in April, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans was at a crossroads. And while the defeat marks his second in a row, Evans is looking to a new weight class for not just redemption, but motivation as well. “When I was in the ring (against...

Aug 15, 2016 1:23 pm

UFC targeting Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy for historic pay-per-view card

After nearly two years since a controversial loss to Yoel Romero, UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy is being targeted to face former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans who will be dropping down a weight class for a middleweight bout, according to Flocombat. According to their sources, the fight is being targeted for UFC 205, which...

Aug 9, 2016 8:48 am

VIDEO | Rashad Evans training at Phuket Top Team in Thailand

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is currently in the midst of a 2-fight losing streak that has seen him defeated by Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira. Following his KO loss to Teixeira, a noticeably upset Evans stated that fighting used to come easy to him, causing many to wonder whether or not that...

Jul 14, 2016 10:26 am

Rashad Evans questions Jon Jones’ legacy following USADA violation

Prior to UFC 200, UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones was pulled from the card just 2 days before fight night after being notified of a potential USADA anti-doping violation. Jones returned to Albuquerque New Mexico to be with him family, while preparing for his hearing with the NSAC. In the wake of the...

Apr 18, 2016 2:31 pm

UFC President Dana White: ‘I think Rashad Evans is probably going to retire’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans swallowed a tough pill on Saturday after being knocked out by the heavy hands of Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC on FOX 19. Despite only having two consecutive losses in his past two fights in the Octagon, the brutal knockout was the first time “Suga”...

Apr 17, 2016 11:30 am

Jon Jones sends message to Rashad Evans following KO loss to Teixeira

Stan’s absolutely right, keep your head up Evans. In my eyes you’ll always be a legend of the sport, you’re a great champion and always will be. Our fight records aren’t what defines us, it’s about the journey we are courageous enough to be on. Stay in the race my brother. 👊🏾 A video posted...

Apr 16, 2016 7:08 pm

VIDEO | Glover Teixeira knocks Rashad Evans out cold

UNBELIEVABLE.@GloverTeixeira KO's Rashad Evans and becomes just the 2nd man to EVER finish him. #UFCTampa https://t.co/uD2eltAuRt — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) April 17, 2016 In the main event of UFC on FOX 19, Glover Teixeira showed his superhuman knockout power as he dropped former UFC champion Rashad Evans in the 1st round, knocking the former...

Apr 14, 2016 11:02 pm

VIDEO | Rashad Evans disappointed he isn’t fighting Jon Jones at UFC 197

When Daniel Cormier withdrew from UFC 197 with a leg injury, the UFC began looking for a replacement opponent to fight Jones in the main event. After Anthony Johnson turned down the fight due to recently having mouth surgery, many people began calling for Rashad Evans to step in on short notice and have a...

Apr 12, 2016 8:46 am

Rashad Evans sounds off on Jon Jones’ legal troubles

At one point in time, Rashad Evans and Jon Jones considered each other brothers during their time training at the JacksonWinkeljohn MMA Academy in Albuquerque New Mexico. The two vowed to never fight each other, however after a falling out, they ultimately fought at UFC 145, where Jones picked up a unanimous decision win. Fortunately,...