04/21/2012 – UFC 145 Results and Notes from 4/21 in Atlanta
From Rich Tate:
Results and highlights from UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, on April 21: Marcus Brimage over Maximo Blanco by split decision (28-29, 30-27, and 29-28); Chris Clements over Keith Wisniewski by split decision (29-28, 28-29, and 30-27); Mac Danzig over Efrain Escudero by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, and 29-28); Anthony Njokuani over John Makdessi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, and 30-27); Matt Brown over Stephen Thompson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-27, and 30-27); Travis Browne over Chad Griggs by submission to an arm-triangle choke at 2:29 in the first round; Mark Bocek over John Alessio by unanimous decision (30- 27, 29-28, and 30-27); Eddie Yagin over Mark Hominick by split decision (29-28, 28-29, and 29-28); Michael McDonald over Miguel Torres by knockout at 3:18 in the first round; Ben Rothwell over Brendan Schaub by technical knockout at 1:10 in the first round; Rory MacDonald over Che Mills by technical knockout at 2:20 in the second round; and Jon Jones over Rashad Evans by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, and 50-45) to retain the UFC Light Heavyweight Title.
The event, announced as a sellout on Friday, drew 15,545 for a live gate of $2.2 million. This was the first UFC event held in Atlanta since September 2008, when UFC 88 drew 14,736 for a gate of $2.6 million.
Bonuses of $65,000 were awarded to Yagin and Hominick for best match honors, Browne for his submission win over Griggs, and Rothwell for his knockout of Schaub.
In the post-fight press conference Dana White announced that Dan Henderson would be the next challenger for Jones, who has successfully defend the title three times with his main event victory over Evans. No date has been set for a Jones-Henderson matchup.