UFC on FOX 9 Results: Demetrius Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez II Results and Post Fight Press Conference

UFC on FOX 9 took place December 14, 2013 from Sacramento, CA. The main event was a championship fight in the flyweight division. Champion Demetrius Johnson would once again take on Joseph Benavidez.

The two fought over a year ago in Sept 2012 to decide who would become the first UFC flyweight champion. Johnson won the belt in a razor close decision in a highly competitive bout.

UFC on FOX 9 Weigh In

UFC on FOX 9 Presser Highlights

Round 1: Both fighters come out and meet in the center. They circle each other briefly and Johnson throws a jab. Benavidez follows up with a quick leg kick. Both men attempt kicks and jabs in the center, with neither landing. They both appear evenly matched. Benavidez tries rushing in with punches but Johnson evades easily.

Neither one lands anything significant, but the action is fast and energetic. Benavidez has landed several punches, but nothing damaging. Johnson has not mounted too much offense in the first 2 minutes, he is mostly evading Benavidez attacks.

Johnson finally moves forward, backing Benavidez into the cage. Benavidez tries a front push kick to back Johnson away, but Johnson counters with a solid right hook that immediately drops Benavidez to the canvas. Johnson follows up with several more unanswered shots to the face, and referee John Mccarthy steps in and pulls Johnson off.

Demetrius Johnson defeats Joseph Benavidez by KO in round 1 and remains the UFC flyweight champion.

Johnson vs Benavidez Highlights

UFC on FOX 9 Post Fight Conference

Main Card results:

Uriah Faber looked very impressive against top contender Michael Mcdonald, finishing him by submission in round 2.

Chad Mendes defeated Nik Lentz by unanimous decision.

Joe Lauzon looked great in his match, winning a unanimous decision victory over long time veteran Mac Danzig.

UFC on Fox 6: Demetrious Johnson vs John Dodson, and Rampage Jackson vs. Teixeira

On January 26, 2013 the UFC on Fox showcases its sixth event.

Headlining the event which will be held at the United Center in Chicago, will be Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson who will be putting his belt on the line against up and coming John Dodson.

While Johnson is more of a technical striker, Dodson possesses knockout power which can quickly turn the tide. Also on the card is the return of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson who will be facing off against a dangerous Glover Teixeira.

The majority of MMA fans would probably agree that Rampage Jackson is on the decline. Besides being a disgruntled fighter with the UFC, his last few fights have not been impressive, and compared to the current evolved MMA fighters of today he is very one dimensional. In addition, he will be going up against a very well rounded Teixeira, who has been on a tear finishing his opponents by several methods.

This is the last fight that Jackson has under contract with the UFC, and many suspect it will be his last. The UFC’s lightweight class is arguably the most stacked class in the organization. Two of the front runners in this class are Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis, and they will clash to determine who could possible face the winner of the highly anticipated lightweight championship between Benson Henderson and UFC newcomer Gilbert Melendez.

Also on the main card are featherweights Erik Koch and Ricardo Lamas. Koch’s only loss was to Chad Mendes, and he’s won his last four. Meanwhile, Lamas is currently on a 3 fight win streak, with one of those wins over Cub Swanson. Lamas has only two losses in his MMA career, both of those coming by TKO. While Koch has TKO’ed two of his opponents during his four fight win streak.

Frankie Edgar is Ready to Fight Jose Aldo

Frankie Edgar has decided to slim down to 145 pounds after he was found short against current title-holder Benson Henderson. “The Answer” recently revealed in an interview by Las Vegas Weekly that he is just a few pounds away from the weight limit and sees that he will be ready for the weigh-ins so he could fight featherweight title holder Jose Aldo. Their event is scheduled on February 2, 2013.

Edgar answered most of the interview questions with a positive tone: “I’m not that heavy. With the way I’m training, I’m already less than 10 pounds over, so we’re really not going to try that hard. I don’t think it will be an issue at all.” Edgar expects that his match against Aldo will be a much-awaited event given that Aldo has tremendous physical abilities.

“This is my seventh straight title fight, so you get used to it. But I want to make every one as special as it can be. Going down to 145 (pounds) and having the belt on the line definitely makes it a little more motivating.” He also remarks about Aldo’s extreme talent and abilities: “He’s a great striker, fast and explosive. He’s got great knees and great kicks. He might be the most dynamic striker we have in the sport, right here next to Anderson Silva.”

Frankie Edgar is a featherweight fighter from Toms River, New Jersey, USA. He currently has 15 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw in his professional MMA career. His last two fights have been a disappointment against Benson Henderson. The first was in UFC 144 via unanimous decision and the second was in UFC 150 via split decision. His last win was way back in October 2011 in a headline fight with Gray Maynard in UFC 136 via KO.

Jose Aldo on the other hand is an impressive fighter from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. He is just 26 years old but already holds a 21 win, 1 loss record. His last fight against Chad Mendes in UFC 142 is his 14th consecutive win sin May 2006. He last lost to Luciano Azevedo in Jungle Fight 5 in November 2005 via submission.

UFC 156 is on February 2, 2013 in Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. This event also features great matches from Rashad Evans versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Alistair Overeem versus Antonio Silva, Jon Fitch versus Demian Maia and more.