After a twist of fate, fighters Ryan Bader and Rashad Evans battled in the ring as the headliners of UFC 192 in Houston, Texas.
Bader and Evans squared off against each other as one of the main draw’s in UFC 192, after Johnny Hendricks suffered medical issues in an attempt to cut his weight for his fight with Tyrone Woodley.
Swedish fighter Alexander Gustafsson and Daniel Cormier tangled inside of the octagon for the Light Heavyweight title as well. Cormier defeated his rival in a split decision.
We were backstage with Rashad Evans and Alexander Gustavson at UFC 192 as they warmed up for their fights. Check out some flicks.
Swedish fighter Alexander Gustafsson warms up for his title fight against Daniel Cormier.
Alexander Gustafsson looked ready for Daniel Cormier. Gustafsson has won three out of his past five fights, while Cormier has defeated four of his last five opponents. Add Gustaffson to the list and Cormier adds another notch to his impressive streak.
Rashad Evans, who has not been inside of the ring since November 2013, was defeated by Ryan Bader, who’s now has a five fight winning streak. It was still a good comeback for Evans, who lost via unanimous decision.
Photos courtesy of CollegeHipHop.com’s MMA correspondent and UFC trainer, Din Thomas.