The Jon Jones-Rashad Evans saga

Tracing the path of how Jon Jones and Rashad Evans came to this point from 2009, co-starring Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Lyoto Machida and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

Machida knocks out Evans

Credit: AP

May 23, 2009: UFC 98

Machida knocks out Evans

Rashad Evans made his first title defense . . . and picked up his first career loss on this night in Las Vegas. Lyoto Machida pummeled Evans and scored a second-round TKO to win the title and set off what would turn into nearly a three-year journey for Evans to get another title shot.

advertisement | advertise on newsday