Stepping into the second season of The Ultimate Fighter as a glorified heavyweight, Rashad Evans made an impressive run through the house, having been the most-fought fighter in his season, thanks largely to his size disadvantage and underrated skills.
In the finals, Evans defeated behemoth Brad Imes, rocking the daunting heavyweight fighter on several occasions, cinching him the decision victory and TUF title in the end.
Since then, Evans has enjoyed the most success of any product of TUF, claiming victories over Stephan Bonnar, Michael Bisping and former champion Chuck Liddell.
The knockout victory over "The Iceman" earned Evans his shot at the belt, where he later finished off then champion Forrest Griffin with a brutal assault of ground-and-pound in the third round.
Though Evans would lose his title soon after to Lyoto Machida, the Imperial Athletics fighter has since reemerged as a top contender in the weight class, having defeated world-renowned opposition in Thiago Silva, Quinton Jackson and Tito Ortiz in succession.
Evans is just once beaten in his career and has gone 11-1-1 in the UFC.