UFC 145 Poster BlueUFC 145: Jones vs. Evans delivered in several ways at the Philips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday night.

Not only did Rashad Evans stretch light heavyweight champion Jon Jones farther than he’s ever had to go – Evans took him the full five rounds; a first in Jones’ career – but the event itself was a sellout, delivering at the box office.

Fans in Atlanta turned out for UFC 145 to the tune of 15,545. That was strong enough for a gate of just under $2.3 million, according to UFC president Dana White.

Aside from a six-bout main card on pay-per-view, headlined by the Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans title bout, UFC 145 also featured a four-bout preliminary card on FX and two fights streamed live on Facebook.

The promotion’s last time through Atlanta, also at Philips Arena, was for UFC 88. Evans knocked out Chuck Liddell in that night’s main event in front of 14,736 fans. UFC 88 drew a live gate of $2.6 million.

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