In the co-main event of the evening, rising welterweight star Rory MacDonald takes on Che Mills.
There have been huge expectations placed on Rory MacDonald's shoulders and deservedly so. I mean, when the welterweight champion goes on record saying you are the future of the division, you have to be able to back it up in the cage.
Luckily, MacDonald has been up for the challenge. As one of the new breed of fighters, MacDonald doesn't excel at any one aspect of MMA. Instead, he's become solid in all areas.
From his ability to box on the feet to his wrestling, he may be the most complete fighter in the welterweight division. His heart can be questioned after the Carlos Condit fight, but he hasn't shown any further signs of fading.
Che Mills has to be wondering what he did to deserve the co-main event spot at UFC 145 in just his second fight in the promotion. A British MMA stand out, Mills is currently riding a five-fight winning streak entering the fight with MacDonald.
Mills is primarily a stand up fighter with solid kickboxing and knees from the clinch. He has knockout power in his hands and a killer instinct to finish a fight whenever his opponent his hurt. As with many English fighters, his biggest weakness is his wrestling. He also has a very limited submission game.
This fight was booked to showcase Rory MacDonald. Many people are probably scratching their collective heads and saying "Who is Che Mills?" and rightfully so. Expect MacDonald to end the fight in brutal fashion on the mat with his ground and pound.
Prediction: Rory MacDonald by TKO in the second round.