UFC 145 fight card: Predictions, preview and a complete guide to 'Jones vs Evans' in Atlanta

Dec 10, 2011; Toronto, ON, Canada; UFC fighter Jon Jones before his fight against fighter Lyoto Machida (not pictured) before a light heavyweight bout at UFC 140 at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Jones vs. Evans" event, going down at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

UFC 145 will feature a light heavyweight championship bout pitting titleholder Jon Jones putting his 205-pound gold on the line against his former friend and training partner, "Suga" Rashad Evans.

In the co-main event, rising welterweight contender Rory MacDonald will go head on against British bomber Che Mills.

It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.

But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered.

In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.

In we go:

UFC 145: "Jones vs. Evans"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC 145 predictions and previews:

Predictions from the myth himself, Nostradumbass

"Prelims" preview and predictions part one

"Prelims" preview and predictions part two

Fight preview: Mark Bocek vs. John Alessio

Fight preview: Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin

Fight preview: Miguel Torres vs. Michael McDonald

Fight preview: Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell

Fight preview: Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills

Fight preview: Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans

UFC 145 press conferences:

Pre-fight press conference

Press conference video

Press conference staredown pics

Tired and deflated: Jon Jones and Rashad Evans rivalry falls flat at press conference

UFC 145 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in video

Weigh-in staredown pics

Weigh-in photos gallery

UFC 145 news:

How to watch the event

Event poster

Conference call

Open workouts photos gallery

Open workouts videos

Latest odds and betting guide

Beermania: UFC 145 edition

Exclusive interview with Chad Griggs part one

Exclusive interview with Chad Griggs part two

Exclusive interview with John Alessio

UFC 145 editorials:

History in the Making: Jon Jones chokes out Rampage Jackson at UFC 135

History in the Making: Jon Jones chokes Lyoto Machida unconscious at UFC 140

History in the Making: Rashad Evans and Rampage Jackson finally collide at UFC 114

Once Jon Jones stopped wild partying and immature things, real problems with Rashad Evans started

Greg Jackson: It's my responsibility and duty to corner Jon Jones against Rashad Evans

Dana White rips business man Greg Jackson for bungling the Jon Jones-Rashad Evans situation

Jon Jones is defending the honor of Greg Jackson's gym against Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans really thought Dana White bet $500,000 on Jon Jones to win their fight

How did Jon Jones go from 210 to 230 pounds for Rashad Evans fight

Jon Jones: Rashad Evans can't break me mentally

Jon Jones: Rashad Evans doesn't have my number; he doesn't even have my area code

Jon Jones thinks he's going to exploit Rashad Evans' weak chin

Jon Jones can't wait to put Rashad Evans out of his misery

Photo: Jon Jones is a 220-pound war machine

Photo: Jon Jones UFC sponsored fight gear for Rashad Evans fight

Rashad Evans reacts to the UFC sponsoring Jon Jones for their fight

No one in sports is unbeatable, including Jon Jones

Rashad Evans would rather beat Jon Jones ass than be his friend for life

Improved Rashad Evans vows to take the title from Jon Jones

Beating up Jon Jones is more important to Rashad Evans than winning another title

Great expectations: Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, and the UFC 145 main event

Every UFC light heavyweight champion in history predicts Jones vs. Evans

Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans feud gets uncomfortably intense on Ultimate Insider

Rashad Evans hopes to cement his legacy with win over Jon Jones

Rory MacDonald 2.0 wants a quick finish of Che Mills

Che Mills is ready to beat Rory MacDonald and shock the world

Brendan Schaub expects his coming out party against Ben Rothwell

Miguel Torres is no longer going to Leonard Garcia every fight

Michael McDonald had to fight his church pastor before fighting Miguel Torres

Miguel Torres is going to show Michael McDonald what's up

Mark Hominick out to remind fans who he is against Eddie Yagin

Mark Hominick is still one of the best in the featherweight division

Mark Bocek warns John Alessio to 'be careful what you wish for'

Mac Danzig isn't trying to change the world with his vegan diet

UFC 145 videos:

Dana White video blog episode one

Countdown to UFC 145

Primetime episode one

Primetime episode two

Primetime episode three

Ultimate Insider Counterpunch

Extended video preview

Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans promo

Rashad Evans promo: The Payback

Pros make their predictions for Jones vs. Evans

Jones vs. Evans 'Lionheart' video parody

Jon Jones knocks out a sparring partner

Rashad Evans: It feels like the UFC doesn't want me to be champion

Jon Jones trains matrix style for Rashad Evans fight

Chuck Liddell says the odds for Jones vs. Evans are ridiculous

Rashad Evans mobbed in Puerto Rico to promote UFC 145 with boxing legend Felix Trinidad

Brendan Schaub promises 'Fight of the Night' performance against Ben Rothwell

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.

I'd ask what the biggest story heading into this event has been but we all know damn well what that is and it's all going to play itself out tonight, live on pay-per-view.

Enjoy the show, Maniacs.

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