In a fight are that both guys were leery of taking because they were very close friends, Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen battled in the co-main event of UFC 167.
The fight starts off with Sonnen rushing Evans trying some jabs and then pushes Evans into the cage. Sonnen tries for a takedown, they both take turns reversing each other in the clinch. Evans tries for a takedown, but is stuffed. Each guy exchange body shots. Evans pressing his body against Sonnen’s in the clinch and lands a takedown.
Evans is in half guard and landing shots on Sonnen. Evans takes Sonnen’s back and starts landing vicious shots and Sonnen gets back in guard. Sonnen gives up his back and then lands more vicious ground and pound to Sonnen’s head with referee Herb Dean stops the fight.
Rashad Evans defeats Chael Sonnen by TKO at 4:05 of Round 1.