“UFC on Fox 6” turned out to be another solid event, as all the main event fighters put on entertaining performances. Here are the results of the UFC on Fox 6 fight card, held on Jan. 26, at the United Center in Chicago, Ill:
Demetrious Johnson def. John Dodson
Dodson got off to a good start at UFC on Fox 6, hurting DJ early and often with hard shots. John looked like he was about to dethrone the UFC’s flyweight champ, but Johnson turned things around during the third round. He dominated the last three rounds of their five-round affair, successfully defending his belt for the first time. The judges scored the fight 48-47, 49-46 and 48-47, all in favor of Johnson.
Glover Teixeira def. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
For the most part, the UFC on Fox 6 encounter between the two was a boxing match, with Rampage holding his own against the highly touted Teixeira. However, Teixeira was able to mix in a few takedowns, and his cardio held up better as the fight progressed. Very entertaining bout to watch, but Glover was clearly the better man. The judges scored the fight 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28, all in favor of Teixeira — who establishes himself as a legitimate threat to current light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ reign.
Anthony Pettis def. Donald Cerrone
Obviously respectful of the other’s abilities, both men were a bit tentative during the opening moments of their UFC on Fox 6 encounter. However, Pettis quickly established himself as the better striker, landing the more damaging shots. He softened Cerrone up with a “Showtime knee” and he finished him off with a vicious kick to the liver, becoming the first man to ever stop “Cowboy” with strikes.
With the win, Pettis made is clear that he’s ready to challenge current lightweight champion Benson Henderson for the title, and I’m sure the second fight between the two will be just as entertaining as their 2010 encounter when it eventually happens.
Ricardo Lamas def. Erik Koch
Koch did a decent job of neutralizing Lamas’ takedown attempts during the first round of their UFC on Fox 6 encounter, and he didn’t have any problems getting back to his feet when “The Bully” finally put him on the canvas.
Koch continued to stuff Lamas’ takedown attempts during the second round, but a decision to jump all over Ricardo after a slip ended up costing him the fight. Lamas quickly regained his composure, ending up on top. He postured up and started dropping heavy punches and elbows, opening up a nasty cut on Koch. Referee John McCarthy quickly jumped in and stopped the fight, saving Erik from further punishment.
T.J. Grant def. Matt Wiman (KO, round one)
Clay Guida def. Hatsu Hioki (split decision)
Pascal Krauss def. Mike Stumpf (unanimous decision)
Ryan Bader def. Vladimir Matyushenko (guillotine choke, round one)
Shawn Jordan def. Mike Russow (TKO, round two)
Rafael Natal def. Sean Spencer (arm-triangle, round three)
David Mitchell def. Simeon Thoresen (unanimous decision)