As six supremely talented UFC fighters ready for UFC Fight Night on FOX experience their extraordinary lives and uncompromising training regimens in UFC Road to the Octagon: Teixeira vs Evans.
In the blockbuster five-round main event, light heavyweight contenders Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans, prepare to collide to establish hierarchy among the division’s elite. Former division champ Evans ventures away from his South Florida camp to his birthplace in Niagara Falls, New York where an inspirational 5 year old family friend shows Evans the true meaning of the word “fighter”. Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Teixeira’s latest run at the belt finds the Brazilian powerhouse hard at work as he trains and teaches children the tenants of martial arts at his own gym in Danbury, Connecticut.
In a hard hitting middleweight match-up, legendary MMA champions Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson seek to further their Hall of Fame credentials in a rematch of a closely contested bout in 2013. Two time Olympian and former two division Pride champion in Japan, Henderson readies for battle at his Temecula, California ranch with the goal of putting one more opponent to sleep with his famously powerful right hand. In nearby Los Angeles, Karate master Machida surrounds himself with family as his father, who taught him the ancient mixed martial art, visits from Brazil and helps pass on the legacy to his grandchildren.
In a thrilling strawweight bout, top 5 ranked Rose Namajunas and Tecia Torres meet for a second time in a high stakes matchup at 115 pounds. After falling short of her title aspirations in the championship finale of The Ultimate Fighter, the 23 year old Namajunas continues her ascent in Colorado surrounded by a team of experienced UFC fighters and trainers. Meanwhile, fellow season 20 Ultimate Fighter castmate Torres juggles her pursuit of a masters degree in Florida with the ever demanding training sessions required of a fighter on the brink of UFC gold.