Demetrious Johnson Spoils John Dodson’s Attempt to Steal the Flyweight Title

A determined champ, which was what everyone thought of Demetrious Johnson as he defended his flyweight title for the first time at the Octagon. UFC on Fox 6 couldn’t have turned any better as Johnson spoils challenger John Dodson. The two great fighters fought for five straight rounds but at the end it was a unanimous decision that declared champion Johnson as the winner.

Mighty MouseJohnson gave all his best but this did not mean that Dodson was just there to take on the punches. Dodson even managed to evade several combinations that Johnson gave in and in one round (Round 2) he even came out with an advantage as he timed left hooks at Johnson. At that round, Dodson was even seen to match the speed of Johnson as he avoided and countered most of his shots.

But it was at the next three rounds when Johnson began to take the fight seriously. Changing his tactics and started to make variations that Dodson could not even match. At the last two rounds, Dodson managed to survive a terrible knee injury that left him bleeding and other injuries that will surely leave him sore after the fight. Johnson on the other hand was beaming during the final two rounds; fans and spectators even described him as a champion that was able to dismantle a contender. He walked all over Dodson and managed to defend his title without any effort in the final round.

Johnson showed everyone what a great and determined fighter he was. He did not disappoint fans, his coaches, his team and of course himself. There were a lot of speculations that UFC was wrong in placing flyweights as headliners for a fight but the event between Johnson and Dodson proved that this was nothing but doubts. This event at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois proved to be one of the most widely attended and viewed UFC event ever.

TVByTheNumbers.com last Sunday has released reports that UFC on Fox 6 averaged 3.77 million viewers which is an increase in the total number of viewers for UFC on Fox 5 last December 8, 2012 which was a lightweight event that featured Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz. Based on these ratings, Fox has garnered on of the best ratings among adults aged 18 to 49 around 10 pm. Definitely there will be more UFC flyweight fights to be featured soon due to this unexpected response from the viewing public.

UFC on Fox 6 Demetrious Johnson Wins Against John Dodson

It was a unanimous win as Demetrious Johnson defeats John Dodson for their flyweight headline fight. The crowd at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois cheered as their heroes step inside the Octagon but by the time the historic 5 rounds were over, there was once clear winner for this event; it’s no other than Demetrious “Mighty MouseJohnson. Let us look at their impressive fight, round per round.

Round one. The round started with fighters bouncing about and looking for the ideal stance to take each one out but Dodson decides it’s too slow and kicks Johnson several times as the later tries to deliver overhead punches. Dodson uses a right hand to temporarily stun Johnson but the champ was quick to recover. Johnson gave his all with right hands, hard lefts and double-leg combinations that finally placed Dodson down. Dodson was able to recover and was quick to escape; Johnson was about to strike using his head but the bell rang and the move was cut. Johnson was the clear winner of this round.

Round two. Dodson is able to recover with everything that Johnson threw at him. He has even managed to land a kick to the champ’s body and drops him using a left hook; you can even see serious damage to Johnson’s right cheek as he faced the threatening left hook of Dodson. And even before the round ended, Dodson was able to deliver a left straight. Johnson was not completely done as he was able to provide two knee punches before the round ended. Dodson wins this round.

Round three. This round was a mix of Johnson and Dodson moves but was clearly dominated by Dodson as he was able to deliver right hands and knee combinations that were even enough to stun the champ. But Johnson was able to hit a takedown before the round ended; Dodson was caught and he fell with several knees to his body. A left hand by Dodson ends the round.

Round four. This round was dominated by Johnson as he remained unfazed by Dodson’s combination moves and possible takedowns. Dodson survived the round with bleeding knees and terrible injuries on the head as blood spills on the mat below.

Round five. With Dodson’s injuries, it was a miracle that he lasted another round. This one was clearly Johnson’s as he delivered punches, combination moves and finally a Thai clinch that resolved the entire match. Demetrious Johnson wins over John Dodson via unanimous decision.

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.