UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans went down tonight from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia and saw UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defend his belt for the third time by defeating rival Rashad Evans.
The superlative fighters on tonight’s fight card were awarded fight night bonuses in the amount of $65,000.
Rising heavyweight Travis Browne was awarded Submission of the Night for his first round arm triangle finish of Chad Griggs. “Hapa” extended his current winning streak to three straight with the victory.
Ben Rothwell extended his UFC career with a big comeback win over Brendan Schaub tonight, earning the Knockout of the Night award in the process. Rothwell withstood a barrage of punches from Schaub before dropping his opponent with a counter left hook.
Fight of the Night was awarded to Eddie Yagin and Mark Hominick, who knocked each other senseless for three rounds in the featherweight division. Hominick pressed forward relentlessly with a technical assault, but was consistently stunned by Yagin’s power punches. In the end, Yagin took home the split decision victory.
For full results from tonight’s card, click here.