Although his opponent Rashad Evans (16-0-1) is undefeated in the UFC and 10 years Liddell’s junior, this was still a huge upset by most standards in mixed martial arts.
The 1st round was a slow one with much measuring by each fighter of their opponent. The 2nd started with more action and at 3:10 in the 2nd, Evans flashed an exaggerated left fake left leading Liddell to throw an uppercut that missed, and a sweeping right hand by Evans delivered a solid one punch KO to the Iceman, leaving him unconcious for quite some time on the canvas.
Evans won the second installment of the UFC’s reality TV series “The Ultimate Fighter” in late 2005. “Sugar” Rashad Evans has put together an impressive string of wins including one draw during his time in the UFC.
This is the 2nd groundbreaking performance recently by a TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) reality show veteran in the lightweight division. Earlier this summer, Season 1 winner Forrest Griffin won the title in an impressive win against veteran and fierce mma fighter Quentin “Rampage” Jackson.
Rashad Evans fights out of the Greg Jackson led fight camp in Albuquerque, Jackson’s Submission Fighting.