Rashad Evans News

Mar 14, 2017 10:54 am

Rashad Evans eyeing quick turnaround following UFC 209 loss

At UFC 209 earlier this year, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rasahd Evans made his highly anticipated UFC middleweight debut after several setbacks in his drop to middleweight. Entering into the Octagon at UFC 209 against Olympic Judoka Dan Kelly, Rashad Evans was riding a 2-fight skid that saw him drop back to back losses...

Mar 9, 2017 2:38 pm

Rashad Evans gives update on future following Dan Kelly loss

This past weekend, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans stepped into the Octagon on the main card of UFC 209 where he made it his middleweight debut against Olympic Judoka Dan Kelly. Kelly picked up an impressive unanimous decision win over the former champ as he repeatedly landed significant strikes on ‘Suga’, who didn’t...

Mar 5, 2017 12:17 pm

Pros react to Dan Kelly’s upset victory over Rashad Evans

Middleweight fighter Dan Kelly (13-1 MMA) improved his UFC record to an impressive 6-1 yesterday in Las Vegas by scoring a split-decision victory over former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans on the UFC 209 main card. Both Evans and Kelly had their own respective moments in the fight, but it seemed that Kelly’s forward pressure...

Mar 5, 2017 10:50 am

Rashad Evans statement on UFC 209 loss: there are alot of things I could’ve done better

On Saturday night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 209, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans made his long-awaited debut in the middleweight division. His opponent in this middleweight debut was Australia’s Dan Kelly – a tough opponent, but certainly a surmountable challenge too. Though Evans enjoyed plenty of success over the...

Mar 4, 2017 8:27 pm

UFC 209 Results: Dan Kelly upsets Rashad Evans (Highlights)

A middleweight bout between former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and veteran Dan Kelly took place on tonight’s UFC 209 main card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and both men paw with the jab early. Rashad lands a leg kick. He comes forward with a right. Kelly takes a low stance and presses forward...

Feb 23, 2017 6:01 am

Elias Theodorou elaborates on callout of Rashad Evans

Last Sunday, on the main card of the UFC’s second trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadian middleweight Elias Theodorou scored a nice decision win over Brazilian Ultimate Fighter winner Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira. Shortly after this win, Theodorou expressed interest in fighting Rashad Evans, a former UFC light heavyweight champion who will debut in the middleweight...

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 22, 2016 5:02 pm

Rashad Evans: “I’m the new kid on the block” at middleweight

Rashad Evans will be making his middleweight debut against Tim Kennedy at UFC 205 next month, and the former light heavyweight champion is feeling like the new kid on the block. Check out what he had to say about his upcoming drop to 185 pounds! “At one point (in my career), I was just really, really...

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...

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 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 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...