Monday, July 4, 2022

Jon Jones Vs. Rashad Evans Official For UFC 145 In Atlanta

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

A grudge match for the UFC Light Heavyweight title over a year in the making will finally take place on April 21st as UFC President Dana White made it official this week that Jon Jones will defend his title against Rashad Evans.

The bout will take place in Atlanta, GA at UFC 145 which was originally pegged for March in Montreal but scheduling conflicts changed things up.

Evans and Jones were former teammates at Greg Jackson's MMA but when Jones won the 205lb. title, the two split when Jones said he didn't have a problem fighting Evans.

The two were first booked to fight at UFC 133 last August but injuries put the fight on hold. It was rebooked for UFC 140 in December but a thumb injury put Evans on the shelf.

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