The words of Frank Sinatra rang true tonight for MMA fans, as Chicago has become their kind of town thanks to UFC on FOX 6. The show unfolded this evening from the Windy City with a lineup featuring a number of intriguing match-ups as well as a title-fight at the top, giving those in attendance plenty to cheer about.
Headlined by Demetrious Johnson putting his flyweight gold up for grabs against hard-hitting dynamo John Dodson, the card was also highlighted by bouts between Ryan Bader-Vladimir Matyushenko, Donald Cerrone–Anthony Pettis, and Quinton Jackson-Glover Teixeira.
Bader and Pettis were both able to deliver finishes in their respective rumbles. Bader rocked Matyushenko, then sprung on top to secure his first submission victory in the Octagon as well as the fastest at 205 pounds in UFC history. Meanwhile, Pettis put Cerrone away with strikes in the opening round of their tilt thanks to a series of stiff shots to the Jackson MMA fighter’s midsection. Teixeira, on the other hand, went the distance against “Rampage” in an entertaining affair seeing the Brazilian emerge with his hand raised by way of Unanimous Decision.
In the main event, Johnson was able to hold on after being dropped a few times including a fourth frame where he pummeled Dodson with knees. “Mighty Mouse” sealed the deal with five more minutes of solid offense, picking up a win in the first title-defense of his career. The triumph improved Johnson’s overall record to 17-2-1 and was his third straight at 125 pounds.
Read below for a full list of UFC on FOX 6 winners/losers:
David Mitchell def. Simeon Thoresen via Unanimous Decision
Rafael Natal def. Sean Spencer via Submission Round 3 (Arm Triangle)
Shawn Jordan def. Mike Russow via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Ryan Bader def. Vladimir Matyushenko via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)
Pascal Krauss def. Mike Stumpf via Unanimous Decision
Clay Guida def. Hatsu Hioki via Split Decision
T.J. Grant def. Matt Wiman via Kncokout Round 1 (Strikes)
Ricardo Lamas def. Erik Koch via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Anthony Pettis def. Donald Cerrone via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes to Body)
Glover Teixeira def. Quinton Jackson via Unanimous Decision
Demetrious Johnson def. John Dodson via Unanimous Decision
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