UFC 145 - Jones v. Evans

On Saturday April 21st, 2012 the light heavyweight belt is on the line when Jon "Bones" Jones puts his light heavyweight championship belt on the line against "Sugar" Rashad Evans. The two training partners and former friends, turned enemies step into the octagon at UFC 145 in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend in what is sure to be one of the best fights of 2012.

While UFC betting lines have Jones as the heavy favorite at (-450) there is some doubt as to whether or not Jon Jones will retain his title. As former friends and training partners, there will definitely be a lot of emotion flying around the Octagon on Saturday night - the question is who will be better prepared to handle it. Seven years the senior, Rashad Evans (+325) is poised to take back the title he has longed for since losing it in 2009. At UFC 128, Evans was in line to challenge Mauricio "Shogun" Rua for a chance to regain the title; however, injury brought an end to his plans. In his place, Jon Jones stepped in and ended up winning the title that very event.

One year later after 2 successful title defences against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida, Jon Jones will have his toughest and most emotional challenge yet. Can he defeat his old friend and remain one of the best pound for pound fighters in the UFC or will Rashad Evans shock MMA bettors and prove he is back to the top of his game?

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