Archive: Rashad Evans

Jun 5, 2013 10:25 am

Dan Henderson: I have unfinished business with Jon Jones

Former Strikeforce and Pride champion, Dan Henderson (29-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC), is 100 percent focused on his UFC 161 headliner with opponent Rashad Evans (17-3-1 MMA, 12-3-1 UFC). But, Hendo says he still has unfinished business with current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones: “Obviously, that’s something that was supposed to happen last year and...

Jun 4, 2013 12:12 pm

Evans focused on fighting not accolades

Mentally, Rashad Evans is getting back to his roots. He’s going back to the proverbial salad days when he stepped into the cage for the love of competition and not the payday or chasing a specific strap. Evans (17-3-1) will headline UFC 161against Dan Henderson (29-9), where he hopes to snap a two-fight losing streak...

May 31, 2013 10:50 am

Dan Henderson Wants to Knock Rashad Evans “Silly” at UFC 161

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The legend has spoken. Dan Henderson heads into UFC 161 as half of the newly named main-event as he takes on former UFC light heavyweight champion Rahsad Evans. Both men will walk into the fight on June 15th having dropped their last fight and a win for each fighter is essential...

May 30, 2013 11:59 am

Rashad Evans Plans on “Getting 50 Takedowns” Against Dan Henderson

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 161 has experienced a lot of changes over this past week. Fighters have gotten hurt, replacements have been set, and the main event was even changed. With all of that said and done it’s now time to focus on the important stuff…the fights that ARE happening. Rashad Evan vs. Dan...

May 21, 2013 12:50 pm

Evans vs. Henderson Set for New Main Event for UFC 161

  After an injury forced UFC interim champion, Renan Barao, out of his second title defense in the main event of UFC 161 against Eddie Wineland, the UFC started to look for a suitable replacement. Now, as confirmed by the UFC’s official twitter account, the former co-main event will take its place as a bout...

May 20, 2013 6:00 am

With Hurt Foot Barao May Be Out of Defending his Title at UFC 161

By JAKE CHASTAIN | When too many things seem to be going right the UFC can always count on something putting a damper on the mood. This time the rain over the party comes by way of…you called it…injury. After Saturday night’s amazing UFC on FX 8 card in Brazil rumors started swirling regarding the...

May 1, 2013 9:57 am

‘Shogun’ Rua Fully Prepared to Fight Nogueira

  Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is set to take in Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a rematch from a classic 2005 bout that saw Rua walk away with a decision win. Now, eight years later, Rua says that with a renewed staff, extensive training, and drive to once again defeat ‘Lil Nog’ he...

Apr 13, 2013 11:04 am

Blackzillians’ Owner: “I don’t give a sh** what people think”

After a streak of frustrating losses coming out of the Blackzillians camp in Boca Raton, questions are left to be asked. Alistair Overeem, Melvin Guillard and Rashad Evans, all top pupils of the sport are simultaneously hitting very rough patches with bad losses in the UFC. Glenn Robinson spoke with Stephie Daniels of Bloody Elbow...

Apr 4, 2013 11:25 am

Rashad Evans Says 185 In His Future If He Fails Against Hendo

“If I lose my next fight, I would consider dropping down a weight class. If I drop down to 185 and things weren’t going right, then I would think about retiring.” Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, finds himself on the fringe of a place he thought he would never be. After winning The Ultimate...

Mar 25, 2013 10:30 am

Rashad Evans’ Back is Against the Wall for UFC 161 | UFC NEWS

One time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Rashad Evans, could be fighting just to stay in the UFC soon.  He is coming off two losses, first to Jon Jones last April and then to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in February.  Both losses were unanimous decisions after fights that underwhelmed expectations.  Evans (17-3), who usually brings quickness that...

Mar 25, 2013 9:21 am

Rashad Evans Says Mental Fog To Blame For Last Fight | UFC NEWS

“I’m happy about this fight [against Henderson]. Having the chance to fight somebody like Dan is a big deal, especially after not having the performance I would have liked [against Nogueira]. “It’s good to get in there with somebody like Dan and answer a lot of critics and to show everybody that I am still...

Mar 9, 2013 7:01 pm

Rashad Evans: “I support gay marriage and gay rights.” | UFC NEWS

With the addition of the first openly gay/lesbian fighter Liz Carmouche to the UFC, its no surprise more fighters are coming out to support same sex marriage and gay/lesbian rights. UFC light-heavyweight fighter Rashad Evans has become the latest pro athlete to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn bans on same-sex marriage. “This isn’t...

Mar 5, 2013 10:03 am

Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans Slated for UFC 161 | UFC NEWS

The UFC is targeting a matchup between former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (17-3-1 MMA, 12-3-1 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson (29-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC) for UFC 161. UFC 161 will take place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. While this matchup was confirmed by Dana White, it is still not set...

Mar 5, 2013 9:39 am

Stipe Miocic vs. Soa Palelei Official for UFC 161 | UFC News

  A heavyweight battle between Stipe Miocic (9-1) and Soa ‘The Hulk’ Palelei (18-3) is set for UFC 161 on June 15th at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Fight News Australia covered the story earlier this week. Miocic is coming off of the first professional loss of his career in what was his...

Mar 4, 2013 4:40 pm

UFC 161 slated for June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | UFC News

The UFC will return to Canada this summer, as a live event is set to take place in the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on June 15, 2013. The event, which is expected to serve as UFC 161 (a pay-per-view), will mark the organizations first appearance in the province of Manitoba. To date, the UFC has put on 12 fight cards in Canada,...

Feb 27, 2013 8:59 am

Dana White Leaning Towards Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans | UFC News

  UFC President Dana White stated on UFC Tonight on FUEL TV, that he plans on putting together a light-heavyweight fight between two of the best fighters in the division in Dan Henderson (29-9) and Rashad Evans (17-3-1). Although talk of a potential fight between Evans and Shogun arose, White stated that he had other...

Feb 5, 2013 10:12 am

Dana White: The Blackzilians Have Some Work To Do | UFC NEWS

“Blackzilians didn’t represent [at UFC 156]. It was a bad night for them. In the first round, [Overeem] was running into a clinch. He wasn’t throwing anything. Running into a clinch, his hands were down by his knees. Yeah, it was a weird fight. “I don’t know if he thought he could out-slick him and...

Feb 2, 2013 7:13 pm

UFC 156 Prelim results

By Evan Stoumbelis Tonight MMA fans will watch as Frankie Edgar challenges featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo, Alistair Overeem makes his return against Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, and Rashad Evans hopes to defeat Antonio Nogueira and earn a fight with Anderson Silva, but before that, fans tuned into Facebook and FX for 6 bouts. Starting with the...

Feb 1, 2013 12:39 pm

Rashad Evans next for Anderson Silva with win at UFC 156?

Just a few days ago Dana White stated that Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva was “closer than we think” but now that may have all changed. On Thursday we learned that during a media gathering Dana White talked about the possibilities of a Evans vs Silva fight “Dana: if Rashad wins on Saturday and wants...

Jan 27, 2013 10:17 am

What’s Next for the UFC on Fox 6 Main Card Fighters?

  Last night in Chicago fans at the United Center and at home watching on Fox were treated to four highly entertaining bouts as the UFC presented: UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. The UFC and Fox seem to have really hit their stride as their past three events have all put out some...

Jan 26, 2013 12:53 pm

UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson- Main Card Predictions

  The UFC returns to the United Center tonight in Chicago, IL with UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. It was just about a year ago that the promotion put out their first full fledged televised Fox card in the same arena. That card featured three main card bouts all of which went the...

Jan 22, 2013 11:23 am

Rashad Evans:’I do believe I can beat Anderson Silva’ | UFC NEWS

“It would be a lifestyle change, not just prefight stuff. The whole diet year-round would have to change. Naturally, my body goes to like 235 when I’m not consistently training. I’d have to change everything about my diet on a daily basis. If the opportunity were available, I would do so. One reason why I...

Jan 18, 2013 7:26 am

Rashad Evans: Jones is so good because he has little fear | UFC News

Jon “Bones” Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) will attempt to defend his UFC light heavyweight championship for a fifth time this April when he takes on Chael Sonnen (27-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) at UFC 159. Jones seems poised to cement himself as one of the greatest fighters of all time and is currently working on one of the...