MMAFrenzy’s coverage of UFC 145 continues live from stormy Atlanta, GA. MMAFrenzy will have live play-by-play for tonight’s PPV card. Our coverage will continue all night leading up to the light heavyweight title bout between the champion Jon Jones and Rashad Evans.
UFC Light Heavyweight Title Bout – Jon Jones (c) vs. Rashad Evans
Rd. 1 – Herb Dean is our referee and we are underway. Jones with a body shot that lands but he slips on the follow up. Head kick by jones. Front kick by Jones. Jones ducks a Rashad punch and uses an underhook to throw a big knee. Jumping side kick by Jones. Rashad lands a combo. Front kick from Jones. Big front kick from Jones to the face of Rashad. Side kick by Jones misses and Rashad can’t get a takedown. Rashad is struggling with Jones’s range. Front kick to the thigh by Jones. Rashad misses a legkick. Jumping headkick by Jones barely misses. Two wicked front kicks to the body by Jones. Nice left hook by Jones and Rashad’s leg kick barely lands. Rashad lands a nasty headkick that stuns Jones but he recovers. Jones with a big hook as the round ends. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Jones.
Rd. 2 – Nice left hook by Jones when the clinch breaks. Nice leg kick by Jones. Rashad seems to have better timing early in the second. Front kick to the face of Evans barely misses. Left hook by Jones lands and Evans taunts Jones by walking away with his back to Jones. Jones misses a big shot and Evans grabs his back for a second but it doesn’t amount to anything. Wicked elbow from Jones. Hard elbow rocks Evans. Evans get’s rocked again by an elbow and immediately clinches with Jones. Jones is controlling Evans against the cage before landing a pushaway elbow. Two big elbows from Jones lands. Another nasty elbow from Jones. Evans with a right. Flying knee by Jones and a big left hook at the end of the round. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Jones (20-18).
Rd. 3 – Jones misses a headkick to start the round. Big right from Evans flush and Jones backs away. Legkick by Evans. Evans misses a wild shot. Legkick by Jones is checked by Evans. Big headkick by Jones but Evans recovers. Nice jab by Jones. Another stiff jab by Jones and a legkick by Evans. Flying knee to a big elbow by Jones. Jones with another flying knee and Evans lands a right on the way out. Nice hook by Evans. Jones with a jab and a cross. Wicked switch kick to the body by Jones. Evans with a takedown attempt that Jones defends and gets to the clinch. Elbow by Jones and the fighters separate. Jones channels Werdum for a second with a eye fake to a head kick. MMAFrenzy scores a closer round 10-9 Jones (30-27).
Rd. 4 – Overhand right by Evans misses. Front kick to the body by Jones. Spinning elbow by Jones barely misses. Nice jab by Jones. Takedown attempt by Evans is stuffed by a great whizzer from Jones and he gives a big knee to Evans on the way out. Another missed takedown by Evans and a switchkick by Jones. Evans with a right to the body and Jones with a counter left to the body. Thigh kick by Jones. Overhand right seems to be Evans main punch but it’s missing. Evans with another bad takedown attempt and Jones grabs a guillotine briefly but loses it, and he follows up with some big shots. Jones uses the clinch and even throws some shoulder shots to the face of Evans. Jones shoots for a takedown as the round expires. Strong round by Jones, MMAFrenzy scores it 10-9 Jones (40-36).
Rd. 5 – Evans needs a finish but appears to just be loading up and looking for a counter. Nice legkick by Jones. Jones with an outside legkick. Superman punch from Jones takes some heat off an Evans punch. Nasty right snaps Evan’s head back like a whip. Jumping elbow by Jones. Jones looks loose with three left. Horrible spinning backfist from Evans misses. Jones lands a big knee and tries to finish but Rashad clinches. Jones is controlling the clinch now as well. Wild shots by Evans miss and Jones is controlling him. Jones throws Rashad down after a few shoulder shots and then tags Evans hard on the ground. but Evans scrambles back up and takes a big knee to the thigh. :20 left and Jones is in cruise control. Jones pulls guard with :10 left and Evans tries to throw some shots but he cannot let loose. MMAFrenzy scores a dominant round and fight for Jones 10-9 (50-45).
Jon Jones def. Rashad Evans via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
Rd. 1 – Legkick by Mills. Another hard kick lands from Mills. Huge right by Mills and MacDonald pulls a clinch. MacDonald gets rocked by a punch and immediately scores a takedown. Big punches from MacDonald in Mills guard. Nasty hammerfist as MacDonald passes beautifully to side control. MacDonald slows the pace down breifly before gaining the Salaverry position. Mills tries to escape but MacDonald covers. Mills has some nasty swelling on his forehead now as MacDonald gains full mount with :33 left. MacDonald is landing some brutal strikes before Mills gives up his back and MacDonald switches to a leg-in powerhalf as the round ends. Mills’ face is an absolute mess at the end of the round. MMAfrenzy scores the round 10-8 MacDonald.
Rd. 2 – MacDonald ducks a punch and gains a single leg. MacDonald runs the pike and Mills is down. MacDonald is now back in side control. MacDonald regains mount and Mills gives up his back. Vicious elbow from MacDonald. MacDonald is running legs like an NCAA champ would. Mills keeps rotating away to avoid the bombs but MacDonald stretches Mills out and unloads with a vicious barrage of shots that bring this fight to a nasty end.
Rory MacDonald def. Che Mills via TKO (strikes) at 2:20 of Round 2
Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell
Rd. 1 – Fighters touch gloves and we’re off. Rothwell with some wild shots and Schaub ties him up but Rothwell grabs a thai clinch and lands a hard knee. Fighters separate and Schaub rocks Rothwell and charges forward. Schaub lands a nasty shot but Rothwell lands a lefthook to the ear of Schaub and it’s a flash KO as Schaub is clearly out. Schaub wakes up trying to defend against a fighter who isn’t there.
Ben Rothwell def. Brendan Schaub via TKO (punches) at 1:10 of Round 1
Miguel Torres vs. Michael McDonald
Rd. 1 – McDonald with a nice combo. Torres with a cross that McDonald answers with a kick. Nice jab by Torres. Wicked combo lands from McDonald. Solid jab by Torres. Torres loses his mouth piece and Dean stops the but breifly. McDonalds throws, and lands, an uppercut that rocks Torres. McDonald lands a jab and then floors Torres cold with a nasty uppercut knockout. Wow.
Michael McDonald def. Miguel Torres via knockout (uppercut) at 3:18 of Round 1
Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
Rd. 1 – Fighters touch gloves and we’re off. Yagin lands two stiff lefts on Hominick. Nice jab from Hominick. Nice pair of leg kicks by Yagin. Yagin is cut but is keeping Hominick at bay right now. Yagin with another leg kick. Hard overhand right from Yagin staggers Hominick. Yagin lands a vicious hook and crushes Hominick. Yagin follows Hominick to the ground and lands some bombs before Hominick manages to slow him down and escape. Hominick’s left eye is a mess. Hominick lands two jabs. Nice left hook to the body by Hominick. Yagin’s paces is slowing and he’s now getting sloppy. Headkick by Yagin is blocked and Hominick with a nice jab. Solid hook to the body by Hominick. Doc is taking a look at Hominick’s eye between rounds and Yagin looks tired on the way back. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Yagin.
Rd. 2 – Yagin is looking even wilder now. Hominick is avoiding him though. Yagin with a nasty legkick to right cross combo. Another shot to the body by Hominick. Yagin’s slowed a lot here. Yagin tries a spinning kick but Hominick closes so the kick can’t get any heat on it. Yagin connects with another massive right and he swarms Hominick on the ground. Hominick recovers though ties up Yagin’s wrists. Hominick is back up now. Nice legkick by Hominick. Nice combo from Hominick lands hard. Yagin throws another big combo that just misses. Good shot to the body doubles Yagin over. Hominick lands another hard shot to the body after a jab. Very hard round to score. Hominick’s eye is going to have to be examined again but Yagin’s nose is crushed as well. MMAFrenzy scores it 10-9 Yagin.
Rd. 3 – Yagin is coming out looking for bombs but Hominick tags him with several shots. Nice leg kick by Yagin. Nice body shot and then combo by Hominick. Nasty jab from Hominick. Hominick lands a nasty right hand but Yagin still stands. Nice leg kick from Yagin. Hominick digs another hook to the body. Legkick from Yagin. Yagin is telegraphing everything but Hominick can’t find a finish. Hominick slips but appears fine. Nasty legkick from Yagin. Nice jab stuns Yagin but he recovers quickly. Yagin gets tagged and loses his mouth piece and Hominick lands another big shot. Another big shot from Hominick has Yagin reeling but he somehow recovers. Hominick tags him with a nasty shot again. Yagin now looks horrendous as his face is a mess of blood and swelling. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Hominick but the fight for Yagin (29-28)
Eddie Yagin def. Mark Hominick by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
John Alessio vs. Mark Bocek
Rd. 1 – MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Bocek
Rd. 2- MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Bocek
Rd. 3- Alessio comes out swinging but Bocek keeps his composure. Leg kicks by both fighters. Hook lands by Alessio. Bocek with a shot but Alessio stuffs it with a nice left. Bocek times a front kick and immediately takes Alessio down and gains full back mount easily. Bocek is digging for the choke but also gains a body triangle and softens Alessio up with punches. Alessio takes some shots but he manages to escape. Front kick by Alessio. Nice right by Bocek. Bocek times a kick and drives a double into the cage before getting Alessio down. Bocek immediately takes his back but Alessio slips out the backdoor. Bocek controls Alessio against the cage now with :40 left. Crowd is booing now. Alessio finally gets free with :15 left. Alessio lands two solid strikes as the round ends and it’s too little too late. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Bocek (30-27)
Mark Bocek def. John Alessio via unanimous decision (30-27,29-28,30-27)