MacDonald, Rothwell impress onUFC 145 PPV main card

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As so many folks predicted, Che Mills provided little more than a speed bump on Rory MacDonald's road to welterweight contendership;

The top Canadian prospect beat down his British counterpart with a round and a half of brutal ground and pound to scores a TKO victory.

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Ben Rothwell's improvements aren't simply cosmetic.

The veteran heavyweight entered a heavyweight bout with odds-on favorite Brendan Schaub in the best shape of his life, and it carried him to a quick and shocking TKO win.

The fight was part of tonight's UFC 145 event at Atlanta's Phillips Arena. It aired on the pay-per-view main card following prelims on Facebook and FX.

The fighters traded some punches early before a clinch allowed Rothwell to land a knee up the middle. But Schaub fired off a quick barrage of punches that had his opponent in trouble. Schaub went in for the kill as his wounded opponent stumbled into the fence, but Rothwell countered with a heavy left hook that instantly dropped him.

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John "The Natural" Alessio Vs. Mark Bocek
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name John Alessio John Alessio
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 32-15-0
Team Millennia Jiu Jitsu
VS
Name Mark Bocek Mark Bocek
Height 5′ 8″ (172.72 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 10-4-0
Team  
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Bocek defeated John Alessio by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)



Eddie Yagin Vs. Mark "The Machine" Hominick
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Eddie Yagin No Headshot Available
Height 5′ 5″ (165.1 cm)
Weight 145 (65.77 kg)
Record 12-5-1
Team Grappling Unlimited
VS
Name Mark Hominick Mark Hominick
Height 5′ 8″ (172.72 cm)
Weight 145 (65.77 kg)
Record 19-9-0
Team Team Tompkins
 
 
 
 
 
Eddie Yagin defeated Mark Hominick by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)



Michael McDonald Vs. Miguel Torres
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Michael McDonald No Headshot Available
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 135 (61.23 kg)
Record 7-1-0
Team  
VS
Name Miguel Torres Miguel Torres
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 145 (65.77 kg)
Record 39-4-0
Team Torres Martial Arts Team Carlson Gracie
 
 
 
 
 
Michael McDonald defeated Miguel Torres by Knockout (Punches, Round 1, 3:18)



Ben Rothwell Vs. Brendan Schaub
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Ben Rothwell Ben Rothwell
Height 6′ 4″ (193.04 cm)
Weight 265 (120.2 kg)
Record 27-8-0
Team Miletich Martial Arts
VS
Name Brendan Schaub Brendan Schaub
Height 6′ 4″ (193.04 cm)
Weight 237 (107.5 kg)
Record 7-2-0
Team Grudge Training Center
 
 
 
 
 
Ben Rothwell defeated Brendan Schaub by TKO (Punches, Round 1, 1:10)



Che Mills Vs. Rory MacDonald
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Che Mills No Headshot Available
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 13-4-0
Team  
VS
Name Rory MacDonald <a href=Rory MacDonald" />
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 12-1-0
Team  
 
 
 
 
 
Rory MacDonald defeated Che Mills via TKO (Punches, Round 2, 2:20)

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The Engineer site profile image  

4/22/12 1:40 AM by The Engineer

I would say disappointing as far as the fight goes too. That was a pathetic point fight from both sides. Neither looked good at all.

Art Corvelay site profile image  

4/22/12 1:19 AM by Art Corvelay

Bones cleaned out 205, but he knows he's grass at HW, so we're due for a bit at 205 hape until finally BLAF forces the eventual death of the JBJ train at HW.Personally, I'd like to catch AS vs JBJ. Why not?

Gregg Roach site profile image  

4/22/12 1:02 AM by Gregg Roach

Not disappointing as far as the fight, but the outcome.  Rashad fan here.  He could've went for more takedowns, but i think he knew he'd be in trouble if he failed while in deep and didn't want  to risk it.  That's the game, I guess . . .

Gregg Roach site profile image  

4/22/12 1:01 AM by Gregg Roach

Well, that was expectedly disappointing.  Hendo next, I guess . . .

fightharder site profile image  

4/22/12 12:55 AM by fightharder

Anyways the fight answered a lot of question for me. Jones take-down defense and defense wrestling is obviously stronger the previously thought. He keeps improving his stand up. His conditioning is really second to none. He did not finish Rashad so there is obviously room for improvement but the frequency and the precision of some of his more unorthodox techniques are absolutely unique.And i personally think his personality is a lot less worse then i previously imagined.Though the fact that he went through with the whole UFC sponsoring deals still irks me (then again more so the fault of the UFC then of Jones...who has to support his family).

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4/22/12 12:52 AM by fightharder

Sorry,You are absolutely right.Let me rephrase then...you obviously have some difficulty embracing someone who is absolutely unique....so i retract the ''hater'' statement. There is really no point in ''arguing'' with someone who is not able to accept something that is so obvious. If you think it just genetics then by means all please feel free to keep thinking that.Lets agree to disagree....

Delorian site profile image  

4/22/12 12:45 AM by Delorian

Bones has cleaned out 205, time to move up.

Vincanni site profile image  

4/22/12 12:43 AM by Vincanni

A little disappointed in Jones playing around rather than trying to finish when it seemed clear to me he could have pulled it off. Still a dominant win for Jones and I don't see how he isn't the p4p best. More impressive than Anderson against b-level fighters Maia, Lietes, and Cote. Not too mention Jones just cleaned out arguably the toughest devision in the UFC while Anderson reigns over the weakest. I'd have to say Jon Jones is probably the p4p best in MMA today.

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4/22/12 12:42 AM by ajsr

^What fucking age are you? A hater? Is that something off world star hip hop?Listen the man is a fucking excellent fighter, but the primary reason he is so dominant is his ridiculous reach, and nothing anyone says will convince me otherwise.

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4/22/12 12:42 AM by fightharder

Hating on Jones is kind of hating on FC Barcelona....if love the beautiful side of the sport you are completely mad to hate.....Jones above Silva all day long....



 

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