Any biography of MMA fighter Rashad Evans would be remiss if it didn’t mention that he won The Ultimate Fighter 2 reality television show after consecutively defeating Tom Murphy, Mike Whitehead, Keith Jardine, and Brad Imes (6-foot-7).

That’s impressive enough by itself, but when you consider the fact that Evans was the shortest (5-foot-11) and second-lightest of the nine participants in the heavyweight division, his accomplishment becomes more noteworthy. Add in the fact that he was the underdog in every fight that he partook in on the show and his performance might even be deemed pretty amazing.

American retired mixed martial artist Rashad Evans has a net worth of $9 million dollars, as of 2021. Evans was the Heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 2 and is also a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. In 2019 he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

  • Date of Birth: Evans was born on September 25, 1979, in Niagara Drops, Novel York.
  • Training Camp/Organization: Rashad Evans trains with Imperial Athletics out of Boca Raton, Florida. He fights for the UFC.


Rashad Evans net worth as at 2021 is $9,000,000. This means he is adding at least $500,000 dollars every years

Net Worth 2021 $9,000,000 USD
Net Worth 2020 $8,600,000 USD
Net Worth 2019 $7,800,000 USD

Rashad Evans had fought in the UFC for no less than 13 years. After coming up through the ranks in The Ultimate Fighter, Evans took the UFC stage in 2006. In his first UFC bout, he defeated Sam Hoger in the UFC Ultimate Fight Night 4.


Year Opponent Purse
2008 Forrest Griffin $130,000
2008 Chuck Liddell $120,000
2010 Quinton Jackson $410,000
2012 Jon Bones Jones $400,000

Rashad Evans was involved in some of the most entertaining fights in UFC history. Here, we have highlighted the ones that have brought him the highest amount of money.

Life Before MMA

Evans was one of eight children. As a high school student, he stood out as a two-time All-State wrestler at Niagara-Wheatfield High School and a two-way player on his high school football team (running back and safety).

Upon graduation, he entered Niagara County Community College and managed to win the National Junior College wrestling championship at 165 pounds in 2000.

From there, Evans transferred to Michigan State University where he posted a record of 48-34 as a three year starter and graduated with a degree in psychology.

In 2005, Evans became an assistant wrestling coach with the Spartans.

His Hero

Evans has noted on his MySpace page that his mother is his hero.

Early MMA Career

Working under UFC Hall of Fame fighter Dan Severn, Evans won his first fight against Dennis Reed by anaconda choke on April 10, 2004. He then went on to win four more fights before being picked to participate on TUF 2.

Martial Arts Background

Evans has an outstanding wrestling background. Further, he’s a very explosive athlete, which has served him well in the Octagon as well as outside of it when attempting to learn the other phases of the game.

Though his submission skills are not necessarily a strength, over time his stand-up game has become quite good due to some strong boxing skills and excellent power. Evans also has excellent submission defense.

Fighting Style

Initially, Evans was primarily known for his ground and pound skills. He is very good at taking opponents to the ground, improving his position there, and battering them with strikes. However, Evans has also become a very good stand up fighter, rarely getting hit and managing to land powerful blows on some of the better strikers in the game.

Personal Life

Evans married his wife LaToya in 2007. They have a son, Rashad Jr, and a daughter, Nia, together. Evans also has a daughter, Tahja, from a prior relationship.

Fascinatingly, fighting seems to run in his family. Along with this, Evans’ brother Lance is also an MMA fighter.

Rashad Evans family

Some of Evans’ Enormousgest Victories:

  • Evans defeats Brad Imes by way of split decision at The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale on 11/5/05: This was a stand up war. Both fighters found themselves in trouble. Both proved to have a good jaw and endurable spirit. But in the end, Evans hit faster and more often and that was the difference in the fight. With the win, Evans was named TUF 2 Heavyweight Champion. Afterwards, he dropped down to the light heavyweight division, a weight class more appropriate for his size.
  • Evans defeats Chuck Liddell by second round KO at UFC 88: Liddell, one of the most popular UFC fighters of all-time, looked good in the first round on his feet. But in the second, Evans found his range. Along with this, he connected with a vicious right hand that left Liddell out cold.
  • Evans defeats Forrest Griffin by third round TKO at UFC 92: Griffin connected through the first two rounds with excellent low kicks and sharp punches that gave him the lead. But during the third stanza, Evans took Griffin down and literally pounded his way to a TKO win, leaving him with the UFC Light Heavyweight championship belt.
  • Evans defeats Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision at UFC 114: A big time punch early on sent a message to Jackson about the kind of fighter he was engaging with. In the end, Evans clearly won two rounds over his TUF coaching nemesis. And with that, he won a lot of respect in the MMA community.

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