UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans Card Full with 11 Bouts

February 7, 2012

The UFC’s official confirmation of Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans as the headliner for UFC 145 rounds out a slate of 11 bouts for the April 21 fight card at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

UFC officials confirmed the 11-bout UFC 145 fight card to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday.

The Jones vs. Evans bout is the culmination of more than a year of animosity between the two former teammates, as well as Evans’ three-year trek to get another crack at the UFC light heavyweight title.

The UFC 145 main card on pay-per-view is bolstered by a welterweight bout between two of the divisions fast-rising stars, Rory MacDonald and Che Mills, as well as a heavyweight showdown between Brendan Schaub and Ben Rothwell.

Initially planned for Montreal, the UFC 145 card also features Canadian Mark Hominick returning to the Octagon to face Eddie Yagin in a featherweight contest, along with Hominick’s countryman Mark Bocek in a lightweight battle against Matt Wiman.

Main Card (on Pay-Per-View):
-Jon Jones (15-1) vs. Rashad Evans (17-1-1)
-Rory MacDonald (12-1) vs. Che Mills (14-4)
-Brendan Schaub (8-2) vs. Ben Rothwell (31-8)
-Mark Hominick (20-10) vs. Eddie Yagin (15-5-1)
-Matt Wiman (14-6) vs. Mark Bocek (10-4)

Preliminary Bouts:
-Michael McDonald (14-1) vs. Miguel Torres (40-4)
-Chad Griggs (11-1) vs. Travis Browne (12-0-1)
-Anthony Njokuani (14-6) vs. John Makdessi (9-1)
-Efrain Escudero (18-4) vs. Mac Danzig (20-9-1)
-Chris Clements (10-4) vs. Keith Wisniewski (28-13-1)
-Maximo Blanco (8-3-1) vs. Marcus Brimage (4-1)

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  • rufuskjones

    can’t wait to see the jones vs evans match but this card is so weak. It probably be good overall but none of the other matches interest me.

  • kneedleskane

    Card Sucks donkey balls!!!!
    One fight card…

  • the count

    main card looks week but prelims have some potentially exciting fights, particularly griggs v browne, njokuani v makdessi, and maximo blanco is always fun to watch.

  • jtmma

    -Michael McDonald (14-1) vs. Miguel Torres (40-4)
    -Chad Griggs (11-1) vs. Travis Browne (12-0-1)

    These fights should be much better than some of the main card fights. Either a poor selection of main card fights or they’re trying really hard to get people to buy Fuel TV.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SeanR.Varner seanvarner

    Not a real strong fight card, actually a pretty weak fight card with all the talent in the UFC these days.

  • bajafox

    I wasn’t even looking forward to Rashad v. Jones, was kind of hoping the rest of the card would make up for it, guess not…

  • ifighterc

    if ufc 143 had a average main fight this would be the worst card ever

  • http://www.twitter.com/uncanny390 uncanny390

    With Jones vs Evans on the card it doesnt really matter what else they put on there