CHICAGO (AP) Demetrious Johnson effectively defended his flyweight subject at UFC Chicago, with one voice outpointing John Dodson when in front of some sort of power guests Saturday nighttime on the United Center.
Dodson, preventing at 125 pounds, landed left hands and wrists double in the second round, transmitting Johnson to the ground. In the next round, Johnson acquired a takedown along with ended up a knee to acquire back that fight. Johnson has been cautioned soon after a couple of illegitimate knees, a small whack within the primary round and an against the law knee inside the next round.
Johnson (17-2-1) commenced consuming handle late in fourth land, clinching some sort of series connected with knees to help Dodson's head plus a a line punches because Dodson (15-6) tired. It continued inside the fifth along with last round, seeing that Dodson would not guard replicated knees for you to his head.
Johnson not been as successful throughout the initial two rounds.
"I acquired dazed just a little bit, but I am inside good shape ," Johnson said. "It is going that will happen. You are likely to acquire hit."
In what exactly could possibly have happen to be the particular a lot of predicted fight on the night, Glover Teixeira lead Rampage Jackson throughout an unanimous decision within a gentle heavyweight bout.
Jackson, the 34-year-old previous easy heavyweight champ has been used down overall three rounds, however Teixeira (20-2) didn't consider advantage. Jackson (32-11) became returning to his feet each and every time. Late from the second round, together fighters exchanged blows. Jackson tested out that will wave off Teixeira's punches, nevertheless fatigue seemed to be setting in.
"I really wanted to win which fight," Jackson said. "I kind with wish I retaliated smart along with did not find hit so much, although I generally said I would rather shed a new fine combat than succeed a uninteresting just one and also the enthusiasts will be informing myself that has been a fantastic fight. So I guess I'm seasonal affective disorder but is not so sad. I struggled like Rampage tonight."
The combat was obtained 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.
Jackson, who retaliated his past deal with under his current UFC contract, has been essential associated with the UFC as well as how he / she thinks the organization milkbones its fighters. He insists the particular deal with had been his final inside the UFC, nonetheless projects upon carrying on his or her MMA career.
In your light bout, Anthony Pettis (14-2) arrived a eventually left kick to help Donald Cerrone's body as well as followed together with a quit jab with cost-free round, trashing Cerrone (19-5) towards the surface and also winning his third right fight.
"Shutting this guy up seemed to be the largest factor pertaining to me," Pettis said. "Now I for no reason really need to listen to with that gentleman again. He's done. He became beat of hospitality attire round. Goodbye."
Pettis put himself in a position that will deal with Benson Henderson for your lightweight UFC concept and questioned the question to UFC President Dana White.
"I feel not worried for you to struggle anybody. I wish the particular champ ASAP," Pettis said. "Dana White what do I have to do due to this title fight?"
In another principal cards fight, 30-year-old Chicago native Ricardo Lamas (13-2) dropped a series of elbows and punches about 24-year-old Erik Koch (13-2) before the featherweight bout was stopped by means of referee John McCarthy. Lamas acquired Koch pinned on the yard and traveled to work towards Koch's bloodied face.