This is without a doubt the most anticipated combative clash of 2012. The main event has “where were you when Jon Jones and Rashad Evans contested the UFC light heavyweight championship” written all over it.
Prior to becoming the youngest titlist in the history of the UFC at 23, “Bones” Jones and “Suga” Rashad were training partners and supposed friends at Greg Jackson’s gym.
However, that relationship went up in smoke when Jones made it clear he’d be willing to fight Evans if Dana White gave the go-ahead.
It was from thence that the animosity and ever-growing feud between the two began.
Rashad upped sticks from Jackson’s camp whilst Jones captured UFC gold. Projected fights between the two fell through due injuries sustained to both parties.
So far, Jones (15-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) has successfully defended his title on two separate occasions, and Rashad (17-1-1 MMA, 12-1-1 UFC) was victorious in his last outing against Phil Davis, subsequently booking his place in the main event of UFC 145.
The anticipation for this matchup is set to reach fever pitch before, during and after the night’s proceedings.
There is the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao superfight that fans would give an arm and leg to see, and then there’s Jones vs. Rashad.
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