UFC 145 Results: Jon Jones Retains Light Heavyweight Title As He Defeats Rashad Evans By Unanimous Decision

UFC 145 took place at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The main event of the evening was one of the most highly-anticipated matches in recent years, as Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title against former champion Rashad Evans.

The fight began with "Bones" Jones picking apart Evans seemingly at will and looking as though his reach advantage would be a handicap that Evans would be unable to overcome. Evans did not go quietly, however, as the second and third rounds were entirely standup, with both men trading huge shots and occasionally rocking one another.

As the fight headed to the championship rounds, neither man showed significant signs of fatigue, although Evans began breathing through his mouth midway through Round 4. Evans had significant swelling above his right eye by this point and was clearly looking for one huge punch that could end the fight.

In Round 5, Evans came out throwing haymakers, but was unable to make any significant shots lands and clearly did not have much left in the tank. Jones landed several big shots and was striking Evans seemingly at will. He floored Evans and dropped a forearm, but Evans was back to his feet before Jones could go for the finish.

Jones retained his title via unanimous decisions on scores of 49-46, 49-46, 50-45.

Here are the complete results from UFC 145.

Preliminary card (Facebook)

Featherweight bout: Marcus Brimage vs. Maximo Blanco
Brimage defeated Blanco via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28).

Welterweight bout: Keith Wisniewski vs. Chris Clements
Clements defeated Wisniewski via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27).

Preliminary card (FX)

Lightweight bout: Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero
Danzig defeated Escudero via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Catchweight (158 lb) bout: John Makdessi vs. Anthony Njokuani
Njokuani defeated Makdessi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Welterweight bout: Matt Brown vs. Stephen Thompson
Brown defeated Thompson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-27, 30-27).

Heavyweight bout: Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs
Browne defeated Griggs via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:30 of round 1.

Main card

Lightweight bout: Mark Bocek vs. John Alessio
Bocek defeats Alessio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Featherweight bout: Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
Yagin defeated Hominick via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

Bantamweight bout: Miguel Torres vs. Michael McDonald
McDonald defeated Torres via knockout (punches) at 3:18 of Round 1.

Heavyweight bout: Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell
Rothwell defeated Schaub via TKO (punches) at 1:10 of round 1.

Welterweight bout: Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
MacDonald defeated Mills via TKO (punches) at 2:20 of round 2

Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Jon Jones (c) vs. Rashad Evans
Jones defeated Evans via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45).

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