This is the UFC 167 live blog for Chael Sonnen vs. Rashad Evans, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Sonnen, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Evans, who also has won three of his past five fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC 167 live blog below.
Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee in charge of the action. Sonnen closes the distance immediately and it's stuffed, but Evans' back is against the cage. The two are jockeying for position along the fence. Evans level changes for a takedown and can't get it, but they're still pummeling for inside control. Evans uncorks a right hand and they clinch again. Evans level changes again and is in Sonnen's half guard. Evans cracks Sonnen with an elbow and Sonnen goes base down. Sonnen goes back down and Evans moves to mount. Now Evans has Sonnen's back and he's unleashing a barrage of punches. That's it as Sonnen is helpless and covering up. Referee Dean stops the fight there.
Rashad Evans def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (strikes) at 4:05 of round 1