Just prior to the start of the tonight's UFC on Fox 2 main card broadcast, the UFC put out a press release stating that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be defending his title in the main event of UFC 145. Here's what the release had to say:
Las Vegas, Nevada -The Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the world's premier mixed martial arts organization, announced today that it will return to Atlanta with a championship card at Philips Arena on Saturday, April 21. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones will defend his 205-pound crown in the night's main event.
Jones is serving as an analyst for tonight's card along with UFC legend Randy Couture, and it was announced on the show that Jones would defend his title against Rashad Evans if Evans manages to get through Phil Davis tonight (and doesn't get injured in the process). Davis winning would throw a wrench in that plan, but it isn't a given that Davis would get the UFC 145 slot with a win. Dan Henderson is waiting in the wings and could be inserted into the spot if need be.
Either way, a lot is riding on tonight's UFC on Fox 2 main event.