On May 29, 2010 the Ultimate Fighting Championship comes to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in for UFC 114.
Including Evans, there are six champions in all from The Ultimate Fighter reality TV show on the UFC 114 main and preliminary fight cards, the others being:
- British middleweight Michael Bisping (fighting American Dan Miller on the main card)
- Mexican lightweight Efrain Escudero (fighting American Dan Lauzon on the preliminary card)
- American light heavyweight Forrest Griffin (fighting Brazilian Antônio Rogério Nogueira on the main card)
- American welterweight Amir Sadollah (fighting South Korean Dong Hyun Kim on the preliminary card)
- American welterweight Diego Sanchez (fighting Brit John Hathaway on the main card).
Also on the UFC 114 main card is a heavyweight bout between American Todd Duffee and Mike Russow, as well as several other preliminary bouts.
Two of the preliminary bouts – the welterweights Amir Sadollah (US) and Dong Hyun Kim (South Korea), and the lightweights Efrain Escudero (Mexico) and Dan Lauzon (US) – will be broadcast live on Spike TV one hour prior to the full broadcast of UFC 114 on pay-per-view.
Preceding this event is UFC 113 on May 8 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, featuring Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun 2” Rua. Following this event is UFC 115 on June 12 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, featuring Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin.
Also taking place at that same time is the UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre.