UFC 145 at Philips Arena in Atlanta

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization returned to Atlanta with a championship card at Philips Arena on Saturday, April 21. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones defended his 205-pound crown in the night’s main event.
The event marks UFC’s first time back in the city since UFC 88 on Sept. 6, 2008, when nearly 15,000 fans packed Philips Arena to watch Rashad Evans knock out UFC legend Chuck Liddell.

FEATHERWEIGHT

MAXIMO BLANCO VS MARCUS BRIMM
FIGHTING OUT OF: FALCON, VENEZUELA FIGHTING OUT OF: COCONUT CREEK, FL
WEIGHT: 145 WEIGHT:145
HEIGHT: 5’9” HEIGHT: 5’4”
AGE: 28 AGE: 27
RECORD: 8-3-1, 1 NC RECORD: 4-1


[box] WINNER: MARCUS BRIMMAGE via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)[/box]

 

After the fight:

[quote]I wasn’t happy with the excitement level of the fight because I was more focused on winning. You can’t listen to the crowd in situations like this. You have to stick to your game plan and unfortunately tonight, it didn’t work. – Maximo Blanco[/quote]

 

[quote]I was watching him for a long time and waiting for the right opportunities. It wasn’t the same guy I thought I was going to fight. He was running from me a bit. I was trying to pick my shots. I wanted to outdo the main event and even though it’s not the fight I thought it would be, I’m happy. Going forward at 2 and 0 I want to take my time and do it right. I want my fans on Twitter to tell me who they think is the best next fight for me. I”m waiting patiently for more opportunities. – Marcus Brimage [/quote]

WELTERWEIGHT
KIETH WISNIEWSKI VS CHRIS CLEMENTS
FIGHTING OUT OF: PORTAGE, IN FIGHTING OUT OF: CHATAM, ON, CA
WEIGHT: 170 lbs. WEIGHT: 170 lbs.
 HEIGHT: 5’11” HEIGHT: 5’10”
 AGE: 29 AGE: 36
 RECORD: 28-12-1 RECORD: 10-4

 

[box]WINNER:   CHRIS CLEMENTS  via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)[/box]

 

After the fight:

[quote]I play with each person’s movement, I don’t do preconceived combinations. I also don’t have a formula going in. I play it based on what I see. I feel good about this win and I want to be on the Toronto card if possible. I have a big family and would love to fight in front of everyone back home. I’m sure they’re happy with how things went tonight.- Chris Clements[/quote]

 

 LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
 MAC DANZIG  VS EFRAIN ESCUDERO
 FIGHTING OUT OF: LOS ANGELES, CA FIGHTING OUT OT: TEMPE, AZ
 WEIGHT: 155 lbs. WEIGHT: 155 lbs.
  HEIGHT: 5’8” HEIGHT: 5’9”
 AGE: 32 AGE: 26
  RECORD: 21-9-1 RECORD: 19-4

 

 

[box]WINNER:  MAC DANZIG via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)[/box]

 

After the fight:

[quote]This performance wasn’t that great but I am happy to win. Nate Diaz is someone I want to fight. He’s at another level right now and I know I need to put three very impressive wins together to get back up there. But that’s what I am aiming for now that I am healthy.- Mac Danzig[/quote]

 

 LIGHTWEIGHT
JOHN MAKDESSI VS ANTHONY NJOKUANI
FIGHTING OUT OF: MONTREAL, QC, CA FIGHTING OUT OF: LAS VEGAS, NV
WEIGHT: 155 lbs. WEIGHT: 155 lbs.
HEIGHT: 5’8” HEIGHT: 6’0”
AGE: 26 AGE: 32
RECORD: 9-1 RECORD: 15-6

 

[box]WINNER:  ANTHONY NJOKUANI via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)[/box]

After the fight:

[quote]It was good but I wish I got what I really wanted: a knockout or a submission. I’m tired of getting decisions, I’m disappointed in myself for that reason but happy I got the win. My leg kicks had to take out his legs because he relies on his legs so much. It was a great fight, he’s a tough dude and he didn’t go down. – Anthony Njokuani[/quote]

 

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