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UFC 145: Results and Post Fight Interview

Well the time has come and gone and hopefully you didn’t miss out on an exciting night of fights.  All the fighters tonight put on great performances in a highly anticipated mma event.

Main Event

Jones vs Evans went the distance but it was Jones who secured the win in a fairly one sided, 25 minute, stand up bout.   The champion out landed Evans in significant strikes by more than 2:1.  Evans made many attempts but was unable to take the fight to the ground, he went 0 for 4 on his takedown attempts for the night.  This makes the 3rd consecutive UFC title defense for Jones, now (16-1), and solidifies him as a top pound for pound fighter.

Pay-per-view

The co main event of the night ended in round 2 where Rory ‘Ares’ MacDonald (13-1-0) got the referee to step in and save Che ‘Beautiful’ Mills (14-5-0, 1NC) from a barrage of punches.

Ben Rothwell (32-8-0) earned a k.o. victory over Brendan ‘The Hybrid’ Schaub (9-3-0) after a counter hook found its mark in the first round.

Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald (15-1-0) got a 1st round k.o. against his opponent Miguel Angel Torres (39-5-0)

Mark ‘The Machine’ Hominick (20-11-0) vs. Eddie ‘The Filipino Phenom’ Yagin (15-4-1) went the distance where Eddie earned the split decision.

Mark Bocek (10-5-0) beat John ‘The Natural’ Alessio (34-15-0) in a unanimous decision.

Undercard

Travis ‘Hapa’ Browne (13-0-1) vs. Chad ‘The Grave Digger’ Griggs (11-2-0) ended in a win for Browne by way of arm-triangle.

Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown (16-11-0) vs. Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson (6-1-0) gets Matt back in the winners circle with a win by unanimous decision.

Anthony ‘The Assassin’ Njokuani (16-6-0) vs. John ‘The Bull’ Makdessi (9-2-0) results in The Assassin getting a unanimous decision.

Mac Danzig (22-9-1) defeated Efrain ‘Hecho En Mexico’ Escudero (19-5-0) by unanimous decision.

Chris ‘The Menace’ Clements (11-4-0) got the split decision over his opponent Keith Wisniewski (28-13-1)

Marcus ‘The Bama Beast’ Brimage (5-1-0) vs. Maximo Blanco (8-4-1, 1NC) resulted in a Brimage split decision victory.

UFC 145: Jones vs Evans Weigh Ins and Match Ups

With only one day left, before UFC 145 is underway, the fighters have all stepped on the scales and had their big face off with their competitors.   The Pay-per-view event stats at 7pm/10pmPTET on Saturday April 21 but be sure to catch the prelims on FX 2 hours earlier.

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Marcus ‘The Bama Beast’ Brimage (4-1-0) vs. Maximo Blanco (8-3-1, 1NC)

Keith Wisniewski (28-12-1) vs. Chris ‘The Menace’ Clements (10-4-0)

FX Prelims

Mac Danzig (21-9-1) vs. Efrain ‘Hecho En Mexico’ Escudero (19-4-0)

John ‘The Bull’ Makdessi (9-1-0) vs. Anthony ‘The Assassin’ Njokuani (15-6-0)

Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown (15-11-0) vs. Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson (6-0-0)

Travis ‘Hapa’ Browne (12-0-1) vs. Chad ‘The Grave Digger’ Griggs (11-1-0)

Mark Bocek (10-4-0) vs. John ‘The Natural’ Alessio (34-14-0)

Pay-per-view

Mark ‘The Machine’ Hominick (20-10-0) vs. Eddie ‘The Filipino Phenom’ Yagin (15-5-1)

Miguel Angel Torres (39-4-0) vs. Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald (14-1-0)

Brendan ‘The Hybrid’ Schaub (9-2-0) vs. Ben Rothwell (31-8-0)

Rory ‘Ares’ MacDonald (12-1-0) vs. Che ‘Beautiful’ Mills (14-4-0, 1NC)

Main Event

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (15-1-0) vs. Rashad ‘Suga’ Evans (22-1-1)

Another Look in the Jon Jones and Rashad Evans Rivalry

There’s no mistaking that Jon Jones (15,1) vs Rashad Evans (17,1 and 1nc) has some bad blood behind the title fight scheduled this Saturday 4/21/2012.  The rivalry has been covered quite a bit by the press and other media.  However, much of what happened regarding the Greg Jackson camp still remains a bit of a mystery.

The following video was posted on youtube from our friends at mmaweekly and it will hopefully fill in any missing pieces to the Jones Evans rivalry.

Some thoughts being thrown around by many experts is whether Rashad is the best opponent that Jones has faced.  This sounds a bit strange as Jones beat Lyoto Machida (17-3), who took the belt from Evans, and took the belt from Shogun Rua (20,6).  These fighters may not be better than the current Rashad but saying that Rashad is better than both of these men seems to be reaching.  The bigger question facing Jon Jones and his camp is whether or not Rashad Evans is familiar enough with Jones to develop a winning strategy.  One trait Rashad does bring, to every fight he is in, is his ability to develop an incredible strategy.  In this sense Evans is up there with top MMA strategist Randy Couture.  It seems that even when Evans seems outmatched by his opponent he still seems to find a way to get that win.

Either way, don’t miss the fireworks set to go off this Saturday 4/21/2012 at 10pm est 7pm pst live on pay-per-view.