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 Mouse” Johnson 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.