Jon Jones (left) fights Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweig
Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones (left) fights Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena.
Jon Jones delivers one of several violent elbows to the head of Rashad Evans in their light heavyweight title bout in the main event of UFC 145 Saturday night in Atlanta. Jones defended his belt against his former friend and training partner with a unanimous decision.
Ready to go
Jon Jones stares across the Octagon at Rashad Evans before their bout. Jones and Evans made no bones about their feelings for each other in the pre-fight hype.
Up for the challenge?
Rashad Evans salutes the crowd before taking on Jon Jones. Evans fell to 17–2–1 with the loss while Jones improved to 16-1.
Ain't that a kick
Jon Jones kicks Rashad Evans in the face. After all the pre-fight talk of hating one another, Jones got the better of Evans.
Jon Jones and Rashad Evans return to their corners after the third round of their bout. Jones began imposing his will on his opponent early on.
Jon Jones used his significant reach advantage all fight long, keeping Rashad Evans at a distance.
Rashad Evans was able to land some decent shots against Jon Jones during their fight, but was never able to inflict serious damage on the champion.
He's the man
Jon Jones celebrates his win over Rashad Evans. The champ called the win the biggest of his career. It was also the first time he went five rounds.
Rory MacDonald gets top control against Che Mills in their welterweight bout at UFC 145. MacDonald, a rising UFC star, defeated Mills via TKO at 2:20 of Round 2.
Rory MacDonald inflicts damage against Che Mills. MacDonald improved to 13-1 with the win.
Here comes the pain
Ben Rothwell winds up to deliver a left hand to Brendan Schaub in their heavyweight bout at UFC 145. Rothwell won the bout by technical knockout in the first round.
Ben Rothwell finishes off Brendan Schaub at 1:10 of the first round. The 30-year-old Rothwell, who looked leaner than ever for the fight, improved to 32-8.
Michael McDonald celebrates winning his bantamweight bout against Miguel Angel Torres at UFC 145. McDonald won the bout by knockout in the first round.
Leg it out
Michael McDonald lands a kick to the head of Miguel Angel Torres. The 21-year-old McDonald improved to 15-1.
Travis Browne wraps up Chad Griggs against the cage in their heavyweight bout at UFC 145. Browne won in the first round by submission.
Sit on it
Matt Brown is in total control of Stephen Thompson in their welterweight bout at UFC 145. Brown defeated Thompson via unanimous decision to give Wonderboy his first pro loss.
Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson has a cut treated between rounds in his fight with Matt Brown. Thompson, who stunned the crowd at UFC 143 with a huge kick, couldn't handle Brown's ground game.
Chad Griggs is checked by an official after being submitted by Travis Browne. Griggs could not escape Browne's arm-triangle choke.
Mark Hominick fires a left hand at the head of Eddie Yagin in their featherweight bout at UFC 145. Hominick, a former title challenger, dropped his third straight bout, falling to Yagin by split decision.
Can't get loose
Mark Bocek contols his fight with John Alessio. Bocek improved to 11-4 while Alessio fell to 34–15 in his UFC debut.
Eddie Yagin throws a punch against Mark Hominick. Yagin, fighting in just his second UFC bout, improved to 16-5-1.
John Alessio lands a right hand against Mark Bocek in their lightweight bout at UFC 145. Despite that blow, Bocek defeated Alessio via unanimous decision.
If looks could kill
Anthony Njokuani stares down John Makdessi in their lightweight bout at UFC 145. Njokuani beat Makdessi to improve to 15-6 with one no-contest.
John Makdessi tries to get inside against Anthony Njokuani during their lightweight bout. Makdessi suffered his second straight loss to fall to 9-2.
Mac Danzig fights his way out of a heel hook against Efrain Escudero in their lightweight bout at UFC 145. Danzig defeated Escudero via unanimous decision.
Pushing the action
Mac Danzig pressures Efrain Escudero up against the cage. Mac Danzig improved to 21–9–1 with the win.
On the fence
Keith Wisniewski tries to apply pressure on Chris Clements in their welterweight bout at UFC 145. Clements, making his UFC debut, won by split decision.
Keith Wisniewski and Chris Clements tangle in their welterweight bout. With the loss, Wisniewski fell to 28-14-1.
Maximo Blanco (left) fights Marcus Brimage in a featherweight bout at UFC 145. Brimage won the bout by split decision.
Maximo Blanco tries to take down Marcus Brimage. With his win, Brimage improved to 5-1, having won three straight bouts. Blano, making his UFC debut, fell to 8-4-1 with one no-contest.