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Niagara’s Rashad Evans defeats Rampage Jackson

Niagara Falls’ Rashad Evans defeats Rampage Jackson in UFC 114.

Famous Friday – Rashad Evans

Name: Rashad Anton Evans
Date: September 25, 1979
Place of Birth: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Claim to Fame: Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

Rashad-Evans Rashad (Sugar) Evans , is one of Niagara Fall`s most notable athletes.  He has an impressive UFC record of 14 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss, including victories over Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin.

Each Fridays we will be be profiling  a notable Niagara Falls native.  If you would like to suggest a person to be features in our Famous Friday post, please email us at
Rashad Evans Defeats Thiago Silva


Niagara Falls, New York’s Rashad Evans defeated Thiago Silva in UFC 108 on January 2, 2010.   The 3 round unanimous decision set up Rishad Evans for a possible fight with Quinton Rampage Jackson.

Rashad Evans was a two-time All-State wrestler at Niagara-Wheatfield High School in Sanborn, New York. He was also a two-way player on the school’s football team, playing running back when on offense and safety on defense. He graduated high school and went to attend Niagara County Community College, where he entered the wrestling program and won the National Junior College championship 165 lb (75 kg) in 2000.  He won the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in 2008 defeating Forrest Griffin.