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

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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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. -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.

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

  6. 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…

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

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