The UFC made it official tonight with an announcement that light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will face the winner of UFC on Fox 2's Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis. This will be Jones' third title defense since taking the title from Mauricio Rua at UFC 128.
"Fans in Atlanta have been tweeting me and telling me over and over again to bring the UFC back to their city," UFC President Dana White said. "Well guess what Atlanta? The UFC is coming back to Atlanta with the sport's fastest-rising star, Jon Jones, defending his light heavyweight title!"
"We are thrilled to welcome the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization back to Philips Arena for UFC 145," stated Trey Feazell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Philips Arena. "The 2008 UFC 88 event featuring Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans was an incredible night and remains a highpoint in Philips Arena's 13 year history."
UFC 145 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on April 21, 2012 at the Philips Arena. Other fights expected to be on the card are:
UFC 145 FIGHT CARD
Rory MacDonald vs Che Mills
Travis Browne vs Chad Griggs
Ben Rothwell vs Brendan Schaub
Mark Bocek vs Matt Wiman
Mark Hominick vs Eddie Yagin
Mac Danzig vs Efrain Escudero
Chris Clements vs Keith Wisniewski
John Makdessi vs Anthony Njokuani
Michael McDonald vs Miguel Torres
Maximo Blanco vs Marcus Brimage