UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former title-holder Rashad Evans will finally square off in the main event of UFC 145 on April 21 in Atlanta, the UFC confirmed through Yahoo on Monday.
The former teammates turned heated rivals formally agreed to the matchup earlier today after Evans had a sore hand cleared by doctors following his win over Phil Davis at UFC on Fox 2 on January 28. If Evans wasn’t cleared, fellow contender Dan Henderson would have taken his place against Jones.
Jones (15-1) capped off a breakout 2011 by choking out Lyoto Machida at UFC 140 in December following wins over Ryan Bader, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, while Evans (17-1-1) dominated the previously unbeaten Davis for his fourth-straight win since losing the title to Machida in 2009.
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