Here is my report about the Jon Jones vs Rashad Evans Fight in the UFC 145 event.
UFC 145 heats up from Atlanta Saturday night, introduced by an intense hatred match for the UFC light heavyweight title between Jon Jones, who is the champion and Rashad Evans, as the bravest challenger.
Jon Jones is generally measured as one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. He has no actual defeats. His defeat was just caused by a disqualification for illegal elbows in a fight that was supposed to be won by him. His presence in the ring makes the MMA history brighter.
Rashad Evans is a previous UFC light heavyweight champion in his own right and has only grieved one loss while facing many of the best fighters in the world. Evans and Jones also have a well-documented personal account. They were training buddies and friends before their friendship fell apart over Jones saying he was eager to fight Evans. From that on, they have gone unconnected ways and arrived into a personal war of words.
Round 1. Evans gazes right at Jones in the faceoff but Jones doesn't stare back. They both bend down as the fight is called to start. Jones move in with a body punch early. He then parks a firm head kick. He connects with a huge knee seconds later. Evans parks a hard punch of his own and a pair of leg kicks. Evans parks a couple of hooks from close range. Jones replies with another head kick. Jones attempts another but Evans bends under. Jones parks a sturdy left hook. Jones tosses a superman blow that doesn't land and then a couple of front kicks to the body that do. Evans parks a head kick that seems to sway Jones a little. Evans moves in but Jones is okay. Close round but lead was overall to Jones. Score is 10-9 for Jones.
Round 2. Jones parks a decent overhand right that is the finest early blast of the round. Evans parks one of his own seconds later. Jones controls in with blows and Evans casually wipes his behind in reply. Jones tosses a spinning kick and Evans temporarily ponders about going for a takedown after grasping it. He in its place lets Jones go. Jones parks a pair of good elbows. He hits Evans silly with a third but Evans does not go down. Evans closes and looks to recover his senses. They separate and Jones tosses three more of his straight elbows that are operational so well. Evans parks a good hook right to the chin but Jones is okay. Jones parks a hovering knee and a couple of hooks at the end part of the round. Score is 10-9 for Jones.
Round 3. Evans connects with a heavy overhand right that makes a big sound on the chin of Jones. Jones' chin is stout. Evans doesn't follow aggressively. Jones throws a series of jabs. Most are avoided but one connects pretty well and sends Evans' chin back. Jones lands a flying knee and an elbow that appears to stun Evans. They exchange punches from close distance. Evans shoots for a takedown with less than a minute left but Jones blocks it with no difficulty. Close round, a lot more like the first than the second. 10-9 Jones.
Round 4. Score is 10-9 still for Jones.
Round 5. Jones assuredly dances around and tosses jabs. Evans is able to dodge the blunt of most, until Jones lands a robust right hand right to the chin around two minutes in. Jones tosses a soaring knee and the fighters clinch midway through the round. They separate and Jones endures to work from distance. Jones tosses Evans to the mat and parks a punch on the ground. Evans catches back up and they tackle for positioning with a minute remaining in the fight. Jones dumps forward and Evans proceed to top position on the ground with a few blows as the match comes to an end. Still, Jones took the last round 10-9, Jones won the fight convincingly in a unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46).
Jon Jones dragged off an extraordinary win against a very rough and inspired opponent in the prime of his career. Evans was spirited but he couldn't deal with the exceptional complications that Jones offers: the varied array of assaults, the reach and flexibility, and the wrestling base that permits him to fight on his terms. This was the night that Jon Jones proved himself as not only the best light heavyweight fighter but the best fighter in the world.
OPINION: I believe Jon Jones has the advantage especially in this kind of fight. However, Evans was just the best contender for him. UFC just brought us a wonderful match again that is hard not to watch. Though Jones win, both of them are worthy of all praise because of the nice fight they brought for the UFC fans.