UFC 145 Weigh-in Results: Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans Fight Card
After watching the pre-fight press conference for the main event at UFC 145 it would be hyperbole to label the bout between current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans as a grudge match. The two seemed tired of rehashing the same old questions over and over and looked like they wanted to be anywhere else but sitting on that stage on Wednesday afternoon in Atlanta.
With that in mind, let’s call this an eagerly anticipated bout. That description seems to fit much better for the fighters as well as for the fans. That eagerly anticipated match up will take place on Saturday, April 21 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The Jones versus Evans scrap will headline a 12 fight card that will also see up and coming stars Rory MacDonald and Michael McDonald attempt to continue their climbs up the rankings of their respective divisions.
While Jones and Evans were reserved at the press conference things may heat up when the fighters take to the scales on Friday afternoon for the weigh-ins for Saturday night’s fight card.
The weigh-in will kick of at 4 p.m. ET and Bleacher Report MMA will have results as they happen.
Jon Jones (205) vs. Rashad Evans (204)
Rory MacDonald (169.5) vs. Che Mills (170)
Ben Rothwell (263) vs. Brendan Schaub (237)
Michael McDonald (135) vs. Miguel Torres (135.5)
Mark Hominick (145.5) vs. Eddie Yagin (144.5)
John Alessio (155.5) vs. Mark Bocek (155)
Travis Browne (250) vs. Chad Griggs (228)
Matt Brown (171) vs. Stephen Thompson (171)
John Makdessi (158)* vs. Anthony Njokuani (156)
Mac Danzig (155) vs. Efrain Escudero (156)
Chris Clements (169) vs. Keith Wisniewski (170.5)
Maximo Blanco (146) vs. Marcus Brimage (145)
* Elects to give up part of his purse.
Time for the main event. Rashad Evans hears a mixture of cheers and boos as he takes to the stage. Evans weighs in at 204. Jones gets more boos than cheers as he makes his way to the scale and he weighs in at 205.
There was no looking away from Jones during today's staredown and Jones' brother Arthur seemed to have some words for Evans.
In the co-main event we have Che Mills against Rory MacDonald. Mills weighs in at 170, while MacDonald weighs in at 169.5.
Next up is a heavyweight bout. First up is Ben Rothwell who weighs in at 263. Brendan Schaub is up next and he comes in at 237.
Next up is a bantamweight contest. First to the scale is Michael McDonald, who weighs in at 135. Miguel Torres follows and he weighs in at 135.5.
Next up is Eddie Yagin who weighs in at 144.5. His opponent, Mark Hominick gets a cheer from the crowd and he weighs in at 145.5.
Next up is John Alessio, who weighs in at 155.5. Mark Bocek is next up and he weighs in at 155.
Chad Griggs takes the scale and he checks in at 228. Travis Browne comes in at 250.
Stephen Thompson is next up for his welterweight bout against Matt Brown. Thompson weighs in at 171. Brown sneaks up on the scale and he also checks in at 171.
Another lightweight bout is next as Anthony Njokuani takes the scale and weighs in at 156. John Makdessi is next to the scale and he is over at 158. Makdessi has elected to give up 20% of his purse and the fight will go on.
Next up we have Efran Escudero who weighs 156 for his lightweight bout against Mac Danzig. Danzig, who like Escudero is a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter, weighs in at 155.
Next fight is in the welterweight division and Chris Clements tips the scale at 169. His opponent, Keith Wisniewski weighs in at 170.5.
Maximo Blanco has to get the towel out and he makes weight at 146. His opponent, Marcus Brimmage, gets reprimanded for pulling a Captain Morgan pose on the scale.
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