Rashad Evans Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Rashad Anton Evans was born on 25 September 1979, in Niagara Falls, New York State USA. He is a mixed martial artist, best known for being a fighter under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and for being the Heavyweight winner of the show “The Ultimate Fighter 2”; all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Rashad Evans? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $8.5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in mixed martial arts. He was a previous Light Heavyweight champion, and has won numerous awards throughout his career. He also has a background in amateur wrestling, and all of these ensured the position of his wealth.

Rashad Evans Net Worth $8.5 million

Rashad started to become known while attending Niagara-Wheatfield High School, where he wrestled and made it to the state finals tournament of New York twice. In 1999, he competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships, earning 4th place, but the following year he would become champion of the tournament in the 165 pound weight class. Afterwards, Rashad moved to the NCAA Division 1, competing for Michigan State, and in 2002 he finished in fourth place fighting against several future UFC fighters. The following year, he would earn a third place finish, notably facing National Champion Greg Jones who only had four losses in his college career.

As part of his mixed martial arts training, Evans trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Gaidojutsu, and he also has a background in karate. In 2004, Evans tried his hand at professional mixed martial arts, winning his first five bouts, which led to him being selected for the reality television show “The Ultimate Fighter”. Evans was considered an underdog through most of his fights, but he would make it to the finals defeating Brad Imes via a split decision. The win would allow him a three-year six figure contract with UFC which significantly boosted his net worth.

After the show, he decided to drop to the light heavyweight class, with his first fight against “The Ultimate Fighter” semi-finalist Sam Hoger. He won the fight via split decision and would then fight against Stephan Bonnar, getting a majority decision victory. After three months, he was set to fight Jason Lambert who was on a winning streak, but Rashad would win, knocking out Lambert during the second round. His next fight would be against newcomer Sean Salmon who had success in college wrestling. Evans managed to kick Salmon in the head during the second round, winning the fight via knockout. He then fought against former Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz, and the judges scored the fight to a draw. The two were rematched, but due to scheduling issues, it wouldn’t happen until after four years, and in the meantime, Evans fought Michael Bisping, winning by split decision and then achieved a surprise victory by defeating former champion Chuck Lidell. In 2008, Evans would go on against Forrest Griffin for the Light Heavyweight title, knocking out the champion to earn the belt.

During his first title defense, he would fight against Lyoto Machida, and it would end with Evans getting knocked out by a flurry of punches, suffering the first loss of his career, and Machida’s 15th straight win. After the loss, Evans fought Thiago Silva, this time displaying his newly developed grappling and takedown skills. After a few more fights, Evans was set to fight Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and they eventually fought in April 2012 after several delays with Evans losing via unanimous decision. After a few more fights, he sustained a leg injury that side-lined him indefinitely. He eventually returned to fight in October 2015, losing the fight.

For his personal life it is known that Evans has two children from his ex-wife LaToya(2007-12). He also has another daughter from a previous relationship and a son from his current one. Aside from his fights, he also does a bit of endorsement work.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 25, 1979
Birth place: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Weight:205 lbs (93 kg)
Profession:Mixed Martial Artist
Education:Michigan State University, Niagara County Community College
Nationality:American
Spouse:LaToya (m. 2007–2012)
Children:Tahja Evans, Rashad Anton Evans Jr., Nia Evans
Siblings:Lance Evans
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Evans is a frequent commentator on the ESPN show MMA Live.
2Evans' brother Lance made a brief appearance on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir, but was eliminated by Vinicius Magalhaes due to a rib injury and did not join the cast.
3Evans and his wife LaToya have one son Rashad Jr, and a daughter Nia. He also has a daughter, Tahja, from a previous relationship.
4In March 2013, Evans announced his support for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights.
5Graduated from Michigan State University in 2003 with a degree in Psychology.
6Wrestled at Michigan State University.
7Heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter (2005) 2.


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Danny Trejo's Vengeance: Woz with a Coz2012Video GameK.O
Warrior2011Rashad Evans
Locked Down2010Colton
Fake It Til You Make It2010TV SeriesBodybuilder
Unrivaled2010Christopher Holland
Meet the Browns2010TV Series
Death Warrior2009El Croco
Vengeance2006K.O.

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled MMA Documentary2016Documentary filmingHimself
UFC Ultimate Insider2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
UFC's Top 5 Greatest Fights2015TV MovieHimself
World Series of Fighting 4: Spong vs. DeAnda2013TV MovieHimself
Hotel Impossible2013TV SeriesHimself
World Series of Fighting 1: Arlovski vs. Cole2012TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
MMA Uncensored Live2012TV SeriesHimself
UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans2012TV SpecialHimself
UFC Primetime2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
UFC on Fox2012TV SeriesHimself
FightZone Presents2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Himself - Guest Commentator / Himself - Ringside Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself
The Striking Truth 3D2010DocumentaryHimself
MMA H.E.A.T.2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
MMA Live2010TV SeriesHimself - MMA Analyst
UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans2010TV SpecialHimself
Deadliest Warrior2010TV SeriesHimself
UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva2010TV SpecialHimself
The Ultimate Fighter2005-2009TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain / Himself
UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida2009TV SpecialHimself
UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn 22009TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
UFC 92: The Ultimate 20082008TV SpecialHimself
UFC 88: Breakthrough2008TV SpecialHimself
UFC Wired2008TV Series
UFC 78: Validation2007TV SpecialHimself
UFC 78 Countdown2007TV SpecialHimself
UFC 73: Stacked2007TV SpecialHimself
UFC: Fight Night 82007TV SpecialHimself
World Extreme Cagefighting2007TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn2006TV SpecialHimself
UFC: Ultimate Fight Night 52006TV SpecialHimself
UFC: Ultimate Fight Night 42006TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself

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