UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (left) and challenger Rashad Evans get in each other's face at the UFC 145 weigh-ins in Atlanta. Photo by ProMMAnow.com

ATLANTA – The “UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans” fighter weigh-ins took place today at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga. Only lightweight fighter John Makdessi failed to make weight, coming in at 158, two pounds over his contracted lightweight non-title fight limit of 156 pounds. As a result Makdessi must forfeit 20 percent of his purse to his opponent Anthony Njokuani.

There were loud boos mixed with cheers as main event challenger “Suga” Rashad Evans walked out for the weigh-ins. The former light heavyweight champion weighed in at 204, just a pound under the title fight limit. His opponent, and current UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, also walked out to a chorus of boos, probably even louder than the boos for Evans.

But he also got a lot of cheers as he stepped on the scales, weighing in at exactly 205 pounds. Both fighters were amped up and their staredown was intense. Evans beat on his chest and snarled at the champion while Jones was a bit more subdued but still obviously excited to put an end to this feud once and for all.

Stay tuned for our exclusive photo gallery from the UFC 145 weigh-ins.

The complete UFC 145 weigh-in results are as follows:

MAIN CARD (Pay-Per-View)

  • Champ Jon Jones (205) vs. Rashad Evans (204)
  • Rory MacDonald (169.5) vs. Che Mills (170)
  • Ben Rothwell (263) vs. Brendan Schaub (237)
  • Michael McDonald (135) vs. Miguel Torres (135.5)
  • Mark Hominick (145.5) vs. Eddie Yagin (144.5)
  • John Alessio (155.5) vs. Mark Bocek (155)


  • Travis Browne (250) vs. Chad Griggs (228)
  • Matt Brown (171) vs. Stephen Thompson (171)
  • John Makdessi (158)* vs. Anthony Njokuani (156)
  • Mac Danzig (155) vs. Efrain Escudero (156)


  • Chris Clements (169) vs. Keith Wisniewski (170.5)
  • Maximo Blanco (146) vs. Marcus Brimage (145)

* – 20% of Makdessi’s purse goes to Njokuani.

One thought on “UFC 145 live weigh-in results and photos”
  1. Even the weigh-ins were tense! I hope Evans vs. Jones ends up being a war. I’m having my first ever UFC party at my house tonight. I just picked up a new Sony flat-screen and the technicians from my employer, Dish, just got done upgrading the rest of my equipment to high definition. I’ve been browsing through all the HD channels I get, and seeing this crystal-clear picture has me amped for the fights. I should’ve upgraded sooner, especially since my employer, Dish has had the HD Free for Life promotion going on for a long time now, and with it I’ll never have to pay for the additional HD content.

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