UFC 145: Jon Jones Will Edge Past Rashad Evans in Epic Main Event

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistApril 21, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: Fighter Jon Jones speaks during a press conference promoting UFC 145: Jones v Evans at Philips Arena on February 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Jon Jones and Rashad Evans are going to put on a great show in Atlanta for UFC 145, but in the end, the younger Jones will be too much for the aging Evans. 

Both fighters are fantastic at what they do, but Jones is on the rise and will be very tough to beat. Unfortunately, Evans' four-fight win streak will come to end this Saturday. 

There's no denying that Evans is the best all-around fighter that Jones will have faced in his young but illustrious career. 

The last time Evans lost a fight was against Lyoto Machida in 2009. Jones' recent victory came against Machida, and he had no issues making quick work of the 33-year-old Brazilian. 

All signs are pointing to Jones destroying Evans, but don't count out the 32-year-old just yet. Sure, Jones may be stronger and have the bigger reach, but Evans seemingly never stops improving and knows how to get the job done. 

He'll make Jones work for the victory, using his great experience in the cage to force Jones into trouble. It's not going to be easy for Evans, but he wants this win more than anything, so he'll make sure he gives it his all tonight.

Jones has one loss in his career, but it came from a disqualification. He's an unstoppable beast that will rip your face off if you're not careful.

I once heard that a man tried to sneak up on Jones, only to end up losing his ability to speak. OK, so maybe I made that up, but you know you're not ever going to try to scare Jones. Just looking at him puts me into a coma. 

This, of course, is why I'm not a fighter but a lover. Jones and Evans thankfully are great fighters, and their bout tonight is one you will not want to miss. 

Whether you've got to order the pay-per-view or hit the local bar to watch the fight, make sure you tune in, because it's going to be one hell of a battle. 

In the end, though, Jones will do what he does best, which is win. The champ will not be denied. 

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