Tonight beginning at 4:35 ET 1:35 pm PT the UFC begins their 6th adventure onto FOX by starting it off with one prelim fight on Facebook before the prelims move over to FX at 5pm and 2pm ET/PT. Main card from Chicago will be live at 8pm/5pm et/pt.
The card is stacked as the main event features newly crowned UFC Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, defends his title for the first time against the TUF winner John Dodson. In the co-main event Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will make his final entrance into the octagon to square off against tough Pit Gym representative Glover Teixeira and in what could be the top fight of the night Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will get his chance to go kick for kick with Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.
Simeon “The Grin” Thoresen vs David “Daudi” Mitchell
Decent fight, not great but decent. Mitchell clearly was getting the edge early in striking. He got the fight to the ground in the second after hurting Thoresen and did alright. Thoresen eventually got the top and Mitchell threatened off his back. In the third as Thoresen was starting to get the edge after being almost stopped between rounds by the doctor for a cut eye lid. Mitchell threatened again off his back a gogoplata and hammer fist from the bottom. Than the fight goes black after it briefly switches to Anik and Dominick Cruz standing on the Fuel set. So maybe we will find out how this ends.
David Mitchell takes Unanimous Decision (30-27×3)
Prelims on FX
Rafael “Sapo” Natal vs Sean “Black Magik” Spencer
Rafeal Natal started a little slow but by the end of the first he was clearly dominating. In the second he gets the fight back to the ground and drops about 50 strikes down on Spencer. Spencer some how was able to survive a rear naked choke to be saved by the bell at the end of the second. In the third Natal comes out gets the take down then into side control. Natal has him pinned for about a minute dropping elbows. Spencer survives two kimura attempts before Natal switches to the mount and finishes the fight with an arm triangle from there.
Winner by Submission at 2:13 of round 3 Rafael “Sapo” Natal
Mike Russow vs Shawn “The Savage” Jordan
The Chicago cop Russow came out busted Jordan open with punches and knees to the face while he had the clinch. Russow rocks him again in the second with a nice lead right and about another half dozen punches that he decided to throw after it. Second round now and Jordan gets the early striking and a pair of take downs. Russow looking really tired and Jordan beats him up on the ground. Jordan takes his back for the third time or so in the second round and Jordan just pounds away on a flattened out Russow.
Winner at 3:48 of round 2 by TKO Shawn “The Savage” Jordan
Light Heavyweights (205lbs)
Ryan “Darth” Bader vs Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko
Ryan Bader makes quick work of “The Janitor” with a round 1 submission. This guilotine choke he secured from the bottom will now go down as fastest Light Heavyweight submission victory ever. Bader dropped Matyushenko in the first minute with a left hook and it didn’t take much after that.
Winner at :50 seconds of Rd 1 by submission Ryan “Darth” Bader
Mike Stumpf vs Pascal “Panzer” Krauss
Krauss’ striking was sharp in this fight and he threw a lot of strikes sum 300+. Krauss was landing the constant barrage of shots a la Diaz Bros. Krauss defended 5 of the 7 take down attempts that came from Stumpf. Krauss also managed to brutalize Stumpf against the cage with the dirty boxing. Stumpf showed one hell of a chin and heart though.
Pascal “Panzer” Krauss wins by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Clay “The Carpenter” Guida vs Hatsu Hioki
In his 17th fight in the UFC Guida is making his first trip down to 145 pounds. Hioki I would definately say got the edge in the first his longer reach gave him the advantage. Hioki stayed calm only got taken down once but prevented Guida from doing any damage. In the second Guida started the round off with a huge slam. Guida has to fight off a triangle and a kimura from Hioki on the bottom. Hioki stayed busy on the bottom and blocked almost all shots from Guida. Hioki landed a good head kick at the end of round 2 after the ref stood them up. Third round Guida spends most of the round on top after getting a take down. Guida was only briefly able to get out of the guard of Hioki he didn’t land much for strikes. So i give it to Hioki he landed the better strikes, he stayed busy off his back, prevented damage from being inflicted and the refs see it differently.
Winner by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28) Clay “The Carpenter” Guida
Nice little segment from other welterweights including GSP, Frank Trigg, Bj Penn and Dana White as they talk about Matt Hughes who retired this week and is a new VP with the UFC.
TJ Grant vs Matt Wiman
Tj Grant used elbows to hurt Wiman and eventually finish him. Grant used those elbows to perfection from both on his feet and on the ground. Grant dropped Wiman with a series of standing elbows then finished him when he dove on top to rain down hammer fist.
Winner by TKO at 4:51 of round 1 TJ Grant.
UFC on FOX 6 main card
Erik “New Breed” Koch vs Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas
Ricardo Lamas looked good. The first round was close but in the 2nd Lamas slipped Koch tried to pounce and Lamas stacked him up and dropped a big left hand that busts open Koch under the eye then Lamas delivered some shivering elbows to that cut of Koch and we had a geyser coming up his cheek and Big John McCarthy jumps in quickly to stop the fight. Great way for Lamas to put the 145ers on notice.
Winner by TKO at 2:32 of Round 2 Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas
Anthony “Showtime” Pettis vs Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone
Showtime came in and used the kicks to the body a couple times to win the fight. Pettis delivered another signature move as he backed Cerrone to the cage he jumped off the cage with the right leg and drove the right knee into the face of Cerrone. You could tell he had really hurt Cerrone with the body kick a few seconds earlier and he went to it again and Cerrone crumpled and collapsed. This was the first stoppage of Cerrone in his career. Pettis’ kicks are no joke and he is right back in the mix for a shot at Henderson whom he took the WEC Lightweight championship from in the last ever WEC event.
Winner by TKO at 2:35 of round 1 Anthony “Showtime” Pettis
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs Glover Teixeira
Teixeira looked good in the first getting a take down, rocking Rampage with a left and dropped him with a left. Rampage always dangerous has a punchers chance even when he is hurt was able to make it through the first round. In the minute between rounds FOX is doing a pip so you can still see the corners while they air the commercial. Teixeira gets the take down and into a half guard within 30 seconds of the second round beginning. Rampage got back to his feet after a minute or so and gets a single collar tie and delivers a pair of right uppercuts. Teixeira cut open Rampage in the second under the eye. Rampage starts talking and telling him he has got nothing so Teixeira rattles off a combo to the body that looks painful. All Teixeira in the third he gets three more take downs including finishing the fight in the mount postured up and dropping punches down on Rampage. Teixeira also had more of the knees and left hands getting through while they were on their feet.
Winner by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Glover Teixeira
Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson vs John “The Magician” Dodson
Ultra close first round. Dodson gets the edge in striking and briefly drops the champ. Johnson was able to get the take down and landed a nice right when Dodson got up. Johnson is pressing the action the whole time. Dodson drops the champ twice in the first half of the second round so far. Johnson continues to charge forward and press the action the left jab is finding its home down the pipe. Johnson is relentless coming forward he has been eating some strikes from Dodson though. Johnson gets the take down with little over a minute left in the round and once Dodson gets up he eats a combo from the hands and a big knee. Close fight. This time Johnson is able to get a take down in the first minute and as he gets up eats a knee from the champ but he had a down so he was a grounded opponent. McCarthy asks him to look at him through his bad eye and asks “Am I ugly?” Dodson laughs and he is good to resume. Through 3 Johnson has landed more strikes 100-70. Johnson misses with the punches and lands a back hand as he is giving chase. Dodson is in a front head lock and has to keep putting a hand down to the mat to stop Johnson from kneeing him in the head but one of those busted the nose of Dodson. They hug to start the last round. Johnson lands 89 knees/kicks in first 4 rounds and Johnson takes Dodson down. Johnson climbs up on Dodson as Dodson presses him against the cage and rains down elbows. Nice! He does it again. That is a first. Dodson is getting beat up now eating knees and more knees now some punches. WOW great fight. Johnson lands 199 strikes in the fight. The belt has got to stay with the champ.
Winner by unanimous decision (48-47 , 49-46, 48-47) Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson
I’ll be back next week as UFC is back on PPV featuring the featherweight championship Aldo vs Edgar.