At UFC Fight Night 152 Rochester tonight, The UFC announced ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Rashad Evans will enter the UFC HoF as member of the ‘Modern Wing’
‘Suga’retired last year, his last few fights ended in loses, however, his wins and the rest of his careers overshadows those few dark moments. Rashad Evans won The Ultimate Fighter, and was the UFC light-heavyweight champion at one point in his career. Post retirement he trains and mentors fighters, names like the current UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman and rising star welterweight contender Vincente Luque.
Here’s the moment when UFC announced his induction:
Here’s the UFC’s official statement:
UFC® today announced that former UFC light heavyweight champion and winner of season two of The Ultimate Fighter®, Rashad Evans, will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame’s ‘Modern Wing’ as a member of the class of 2019. The 2019 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Toyo Tires®, will take place on Friday, July 5, at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS® starting at 7 p.m. PT.
“Rashad and I have been close since season two of The Ultimate Fighter and we’ve had an amazing relationship,” UFC President Dana White said. “It has been fun to see him succeed and grow as a fighter, become a world champion and then a respected coach for up and coming fighters, and then to see him retire last year. I love to see him still involved with UFC. I couldn’t be prouder of Rashad than I am right now with him being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.”UFC official statement on induction of Rashad Evans to the UFC Hall of Fame