It may not have lived up to the hype (let’s be honest, could it have?), but the UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans fight card still delivered several intriguing fights and exciting finishes. Check out some highlights from the fight card below (from the UFC’s post-fight show on Fuel TV).
Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans
Jon Jones retained his UFC light heavyweight championship over a five-rounder with rival Rashad Evans, defeating his former training partner via unanimous decision. Far from the epic barnburner many expected, this bout played out more like a chess match, with each man showing the other a ton of respect.
Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
Though he should have been fighting a more highly-ranked and well known opponent, rising Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald once again proved he’s a force to be reckoned with by systematically dismantling the formidable Che Mills en route to a second-round TKO.
Ben Rothwell vs. Brendan Schaub
A svelte Ben Rothwell likely saved his job last night, rebounding from a stinker of a loss to Mark Hunt with a first round knockout over younger prospect Brendan Schaub. The win also earned Big Ben a Knockout of the Night bonus.
UFC 145 went down from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.