UFC 145: Jon Jones puts an End to Rivalry With Evans


Jon Jones UFCIn the main event of UFC 145 Jon Jones successfully defended his light heavyweight title and put an end to the long heated rivalry between him and Rashad Evans.  The judges scored the bout a unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) in favor of Jones.

Jones would keep Rashad at a distance and land effective strikes that would back him up.  In rounds two and three, Jones would stun Evans with an elbow strike that caught the former champion off guard.

Even with the fight in the bag and Evans punches looking more and more telegraphed, Jones kept pressing the action and looking for the finish at the end of the fight and even tripping Evans to the mat.  At the end of the final round Joness would pull guard and both Evans and Jones would trade strikes on the mat.

With the win Jones is satisfied that he put an end to the rivalry between him and Evans, and successfully defends his belt for the third time in the Octagon.  However satisfied Jones may be with the win, he feels that he wasn’t where he needed to be striking wise and looks to fix his mistakes.

“Yeah, it’s definitely my most satisfying victory,” Jones said post-fight.  “I felt like my striking was a little more elementary and I kept on making mistakes.  I didn’t feel the cleanest on my feet but who I beat was very important to me.”

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