Chael Sonnen vs. Rashad Evans Results - When Rashad Evans heard he was gonig to fight Chael Sonnen, he wasn't shocked. Further, he believed that the fight his on-air counterpart had with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua was one of the culprits for why the fight was taking place.
"I wasn't surprised because we'd talked about it," Evans said on the MMA Hour. "I think one thing with Chael is that he went out there and had a good fight against Shogun (Rua), so then he got confidence. He knows that, ‘You know what, I can compete against these guys at this weight class.' I think when he went against Jon (Jones), that being the first outing, it didn't give him much confidence to be in the weight class because he got dismissed so early. But now he went in there, fought Shogun. Shogun's been a top-five fighter for like the past four or five years. It just made him think that he can stay at 205."
Wondering how this huge bout went down? Keep reading to find out.
Early in round one, Sonnen shot in looking for the takedown unsuccessfully. Lots of clinch work by both fighters followed until such time as Evans managed to take Sonnen down. This led to lots of ground and pound and the mount position for him. Sonnen turned around, but gave up his back and was flattened out for his efforts. Multiple punches later and it was all over.
Rashad Evans defeats Chael Sonnen by TKO at 4:05 of round one.