Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (17-1-1) was back in Atlanta for tonight’s title-fight at UFC 145 against Jon Jones (15-1) where he was out for the same success he experienced the last time he stopped in town, deboning Chuck Liddell in a 2008 tilt. Their clash marked the climax of a yearlong build towards the bout highlighted by the public falling-out between the forming teammates at Greg Jackson’s gym in New Mexico.
When the smoke cleared Jones emerged with his hand raised after utilizing his range and creative approach to outpoint Evans in every round, even wobbling him early with a beautiful series of elbows. The victory was Jones’ fourth straight over a former divisional champion.
While MacDonald’s star was bright as ever, the other trio of aforementioned individuals all came up short in their outings including highlight-reel knockouts of Schaub and Torres. However, MacDonald was dominant against opponent Che Mills, battering the Brit with a barrage of blows from above to pick up the second round TKO.
A full list of UFC 145 outcomes can be found below:
Marcus Brimage def. Maximo Blanco via Split Decisioni
Chris Clements def. Keith Wisniewski via Split Decision
Mac Danzig def. Efrain Escudero via Unanimous Decision
Anthony Njokuani def. John Makdessi via Unanimous Decision
Matt Brown def. Stephen Thompson via Unanimous Decision
Travis Browne def. Chad Griggs via Submission Round 1 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Mark Bocek def. John Alessio via Unanimous Decision
Eddie Yagin def. Mark Hominick Split Decision
Michael McDonald def. Miguel Torres via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Ben Rothwell def. Brendan Schaub via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Rory MacDonald def. Che Mills via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Jon Jones def. Rashad Evans via Unanimous Decision
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