As expected, following Rashad Evans victory over prospect Phil Davis at UFC on Fox 2, Evans has positioned himself once again for a title shot against former training partner Jon Jones. With all contracts signed and returned, the UFC has released the finalized card. UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans will take place live from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on April 21. Tickets will be available to purchase on Feb. 17th.
With Jones and Evan’s leading line-up, we also see the return of former WEC champ, Miguel Torres facing the 14 and 1, Michael Mcdonald. A heavyweight showing by former NFL player Brendan Schaub is also lined-up to battle IFL vet. Ben Rothwell. Check out the full official fight card and official poster below.
Light Heavyweight Championship bout:
Jon Jones (c) vs. Rashad Evans
Miguel Torres vs. Michael McDonald
Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs
Lightweight bout: Mark Bocek vs. Matt Wiman
Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell
Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
John Makdessi vs. Anthony Njokuani
Lightweight bout: Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero
Featherweight bout: Marcus Brimage vs. Maximo Blanco
Keith Wisniewski vs. Chris Clements