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The Ultimate Fighting Championship went to Rochester, N.Y. for UFC Fight Night 152 on Saturday night, and on the broadcast it announced Rashad Evans will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this summer.
“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.”
The veteran finished his MMA career with a record of 24-8-1 and had notable wins over the likes of Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz, among others. He won the light heavyweight belt at UFC 92 when he defeated Griffin via TKO. Check out some other noteworthy facts and milestones from Evans’ tenure here.
Evans will be inducted in July in the Modern Wing with Michael Bisping this summer, as they will join the likes of Forrest Griffin, B.J. Penn, Ronda Rousey and Urijah Faber.