Jon Jones defends title; wins decision over Rashad Evans

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shogun. Rampage. Lyoto. Rashad.

Jon Jones successfully navigated the murderer’s row of opposition, adding former training partner and friend Rashad Evans to his resume with a unanimous decision win in the UFC 145 main event at Philips Arena. The champ won by scores of 50-45, 49-46, 49-46.

“It’s definitely my most satisfying victory,” Jones said afterward. “I did a lot of things I didn’t plan. I didn’t want to make any mistakes. I didn’t feel the cleanest, but who I beat, it was very important to me.”

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Title Fight Rashad “Sugar” Evans Vs. Jon “Bones” Jones
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5) – Fight was for the Light-heavyweight Title
Name Rashad Evans Rashad Evans
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 203 (92.08 kg)
Record 17-1-1
Team Jackson’s Submission Fighting


Name Jon Jones Jon Jones
Height 6′ 4″ (193.04 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 15-1-0
Team Jackson’s MMA
Jon Jones defeated Rashad Evans by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)