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Greatness. It's been the one word that's been thrown around leading up to tonight's UFC Light Heavyweight title fight in Atlanta, Georgia. It's been the word that the company has attached to their relentless campaign in promoting this "grudge match". It's also a word that should NOT be thrown around lightly. So does a 24 year old Champion named Jon Jones who has only held said title for just over a year deserve to be put up on this pedestal? In one word. Yes. His first four title fights have come against all former champions in the Light Heavyweight division. Not only has Jones come out the victor of each of these fights, they haven't even been close. He manhandled Shogun, one of the most dangerous and violent fighters of all time. He toyed with Rampage. Some would argue that he only took that fight into the 4th round just to prove a point. He faced adversity against Machida, eventually finishing him in one of the most violent finishes of 2011...
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Starting at 7PM/10PM PST/EST this Saturday, April 21, With Leather will be teaming up with FilmDrunk editor and resident UPROXX MMA expert Vince Mancini as well as UFC vet and current UFC.com writer “Danny Boy” Downes to bring you up-to-the-minute coverage of UFC 145, airing live on pay-per-view.
UFC 145 is headlined by a Light Heavyweight Championship bout between champion...
Jon Jones used his reach advantage to take a unanimous decision over former teammate Rashad Evans on Saturday night and retain his UFC 145 world light heavyweight championship.
Jones (16-1), whose 84.5-inch reach was the longest in UFC history, was ahead 49-46, 49-46 and 50-45 on the judges' cards after the fiver-round fight at Philips Arena.
In the final round, and only for...
The wait is over. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones defend his title against “Suga” Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 145.
UFC 145 takes place from the Philips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday, April 21st.
The six fight main card is a pay-per-view event which will kick-off at 10:00pm ET. The preliminary card will feature two bouts on the UFC’s Facebook...
They dont like each other. That much is clear.
When 32-year-old challenger Rashad Evans and 23-year-old light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones step into the octagon cage in Philips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday night in what is perhaps the most anticipated UFC fight since the Chuck Liddell era, it will be more than a title bout. This is like two guys in the alley behind the high school...
Jon Jones shows how far UFC has come.
UFC 145 marked a pivotal point in light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ career. The rangy Jones defended his belt for the third consecutive time, knocking off a third consecutive former UFC champion in Rashad Evans.
While Jones was unable to finish the fight within the allotted 25 minutes, he handily controlled the fight, dictating the pace and range which the action unfolded....
A featherweight affair between Mark Hominick (Pictured) and Eddie Yagin was the second fight to air live during tonight’s “UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans” pay-per-view broadcast.
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Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a light heavyweight title tilt between...
With a pro football player, a college football standout about to be drafted to thepros, and the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion of the world, proud parents Arthur and Camille Jones of Endicott, New York, may have the most athletic sons in America.
“The Jones brothers are three guys who are very competitive, but we have a bond that can never be broken,” said youngest...
UFC 145 takes place live from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia tomorrow evening, with Rashad Evans colliding with Jon Jones in a light heavyweight title grudge match. The fighters hit the scales for the weigh-ins today.
-Jon Jones (205) vs. Rashad Evans (204)
-Rory MacDonald (169.5) vs. Che Mills (170)
-Brendan Schaub (237) vs. Ben Rothwell (263)
-Miguel Torres (135...
Jon Jones made some nice elbow hits in his win over Rashad Evans last night. Apparently, Metta World Peace didn’t know he was on the basketball court after watching the fight, elbowing James Harden hard in the head and later getting ejected.
What a dumb foul, Metta! You acted like Ron Artest there.
Metta World War.
The following are quotes from the UFC 145 Postfight Show on FUEL TV about UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans. Jay Glazer hosted the show, with UFC Middleweight fighter Brian Stann serving as analyst. UFC fighter Dan Henderson joined the show to talk about the fight. Karyn Bryant conducted exclusive postfight interviews backstage in Atlanta, GA. Here’s some of what was said:
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