Jones defeats Evans
In the main event from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Jones defeated Evans by unanimous decision after out-striking the former champion for the duration of the bout. Jones used his length to pick apart Evans, utilizing a number of key elbows and kicks to slowly wear Evans down. While Evans hit a couple of punches and a good head kick in the bout, Jones was never in real danger.
According to oddsmakers, Jones had odds of -505 to win Saturday’s bout, which means a $505 wager on Jones will pay out an additional $100.
In the co-main event, Rory MacDonald defeated Che Mills by second round TKO. MacDonald, who is only 22, survived an early striking storm from Mills and scored a takedown to turn the tide. Once MacDonald got the fight to the ground, he unleashed a flurry of punches and elbows that left Mills bloody and battered. In the second round, a fatigued Mills put up little fight, and MacDonald continued his ground and pound to earn the stoppage. MacDonald had odds of -500 to beat Mills, which means a wager of $500 on MacDonald will pay out an additional $100
For complete results from the main card of UFC 145, see below.
UFC 145 Main Card Results
Jon Jones (-505) def. Rashad Evans by unanimous decision to retain the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Rory MacDonald (-500) def. Che Mills by second round TKO (2:20)
Ben Rothwell (+215) def. Brendan Schaub by first round KO (1:10)
Michael McDonald (+100) def. Miguel Torres by first round KO (3:18)
Eddie Yagin (+475) def. Mark Hominick by split decision
Mark Bocek (-385) def. John Alession by unanimous decision