It was a proving ground of sorts for top ten UFC Light Heavyweights and friends Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen at last night's UFC 167 in Las Vegas.

In the end, Evans made short work of "The American Gangster," throttling him with a vicious elbow before flattening him out with a brutal display of ground prowess.

Evans proved that he does indeed have the fire that Dana White claimed he had lost after his UFC 156 loss to "Lil' Nog." Take a look back at the victory courtesy of fight video highlights from Fox Sports: