While enjoying a lull in their immediate MMA schedule, Octagon brass have been able to focus on their next pay-per-view broadcast. The official bout order for “UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans” has been released, and I can already hear the keyboard warriors complaining.
What? The heavyweight shootout between Travis Brown and Chad Griggs didn’t make it on the main card, but Ben Rothwell vs. Brendan Schaub did? Oh, and what about Miguel Torres and Michael McDonald meeting in the prelims?
No need to fret, fanboys. Although those bouts won’t appear in the PPV portion of the show, FX is expected to air the prelims live and for the everyday low price of $Free.99.
The April 21st event takes place inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. A light heavyweight title tilt between champion Jon Jones and Rashad Evans headlines the festivities.
Here is the card’s current agenda:
Maximo Blanco vs. Marcus Brimage
Keith Wisniewski vs. Chris Clements
Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Anthony Njokuani vs. John Makdessi
Matt Brown vs. Stephen Thompson
Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs
Miguel Torres vs. Michael McDonald
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Matt Wiman vs. Mark Bocek
Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
Ben Rothwell vs. Brendan Schaub
Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
Rashad Evans vs. Jon Jones (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)