UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson play by play and live results
Tonight sees the UFC return to Fox for the sixth time as it brings us UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. As usual they have put together an outstanding card full of great matchups. We at The Fight Lounge will once again be providing play by play action and live results as they happen for all our readers who are unable to catch it themselves.
For those of you able to watch, this is how you do so. The action gets underway on Facebook at 9:35pm GMT before the remaining prelims begin at 10pm GMT on UFC.tv. Tonight’s main card, which is headlined by a UFC flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson, will be shown live at 1:00AM live on ESPN.
Fans can also get involved in the action tonight in our official UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson Discussion Thread.
UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson takes place at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois and here is all the action and live results as they happen:
David Mitchell vs. Simeon Thoresen
Round 1 – Herb Dean gets the night underway. They touch gloves and exchange jabs. Mitchell tries to clinch but Thorensen defends. Mitchell comes in and they exchange combinations. Thorensen clinches and throws nice dirty boxing. The Norwegian lands a nice jab but eats a right hand for his troubles. A nice upper cut by Mitchell but then eats a hard right hand. An inside leg kick puts Mitchell to his knees then he is hurt by a number of straight punches. The pair exchange a heavy combinations which rock both their heads. Some more clinch and dirty boxing before a heavy hook. The round ends with a big right hand and clinch by Mitchell. We score that round 10-9 to Mitchell.
Round 2 – Mitchell comes aggressive with strikes and rocks Thorensen early before taking his back on the ground. Thorensen recovers guard but Mitchell throws ground and pound. Mitchell continues to beat Thorensen before looking for a leg lock. Thorensen escapes and gains the top position. Mitchell is active off is back and attempts a gogoplata which is defended. Mitchell attempts a triangle and uses it to sweep into Thorensen’s guard. He stands and stomps to the body before finishing with a big right from the guard. We score that round 10-9 to Mitchell.
Round 3 – The beginning of the round is delayed as Herb Dean consults the doctors regarding Thorensen. Mitchell comes out aggressive and engages the clinch against the cage where he throws the dirty boxing well before Thorensen circles off. The fight is stoped temporarily to resolve a tape issue. Mitchell lands some hands before Thorensen lands some nice kicks and a heavy couple of shots. Mitchell gets a takedown and kicks the legs of Thorensen before electing to stand back up. Thorensen begins to be the aggressor and lands some nice shots and inside leg kick puts Mitchell to his knees. Thorensen sprawls a takedown but Mitchell falls to his back and attempts a triangle but Thorensen defends. Unfortunately the Stream cut out before the end of the fight so we were unable to score that round ourselves. WINNER – David Mitchell by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sean Spencer vs. Rafael Natal
Round 1 – Robert Madrigal gets the fight underway. Spencer comes out fast looking to strike but takes a finger to the eye. Again Spencer comes out aggressor and is having the better on the feet. Natal keeps switching stances but doesn’t really throw a lot. He does throw and lands a big hook followed by a leg kick. Spencer is controlling the centre of the octagon before putting Natal to the mat with a left hook. Natal gets up immediately before landing a right. Natal tries to take the fight down but it is defended well by Spencer. Natal lands a spinning back fist before getting a takedown to mount where he throws ground and pound and attempts a guillotine choke at the rounds close. We score that 10-9 to Natal.
Round 2 – Natal opens with a left hand then a leg kick. Spencer responds with some nice, quick strikes and attempts a head kick. Natal is throwing leg kicks before landing a side kick and securing another takedown. He attempts to pass to mount but Spencer uses this to work back to his feet but Natal keeps him against the cage before dragging him back to the ground. Spencer is trying to hang on, looking to force a stand up, but Natal is getting through with punches and elbows. Spencer works his way back to the cage but when he attempts to get up Natal takes his back and works for the choke but Spencer survives. We score that round 10-9 to Natal.
Round 3 – Spencer sprints out the blocks and defends a takedown before Natal succeeds in his second attempt. He moves to a mounted crucifix and starts throwing down elbows. He switches to an Americana and uses this to move to mount. From there he goes straight to an arm triangle choke and sinks it in tight, forcing Spencer to tap. WINNER – Rafael Natal by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:13
Shawn Jordan vs. Mike Russow
Round 1 – Herb Dean takes charge of this heavyweight fight. The pair touch gloves and russow immediately looks to clinch. Jordan circles away but is rocked by Russow and takes a lot of heavy shots and a big knee which opens up a cut under the eye. Russow continues to look for the takedown but Jordan is able to keep him up. Jordan pushes him away but Russow lands more heavy leather before Russow gets the fight to the ground and takes his back as Jordan gets back up but Jordan separates. Jordan comes forward with strikes of his own but Russow gets the fight down again before Jordan gets up again and lands a combination. Russow again clinches but the round ends as they separate. We score that round 10-9 to Russow.
Round 2 – Jordan starts the round as the aggressor, landing some lead uppercuts before an eye poke halts proceedings. Jordan is the fresher of the two and is starting to get the better of the standing before securing a takedown to mount. Jordan takes Russow’s back and is throwing short hard shots. Russow uses toe hold to sweep before pushing Jordan against the cage and lands a knee. Jordan reverses and gets another takedown and lands some ground and pound before passing to mount. He takes the back again and lands a flurry of heavy shots which forces Herb Dean to stop the fight. WINNER – Shawn Jordan by TKO (strikes) at 3:48
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Ryan Bader
Round 1 – John McCarthy gets us underway. Bader opens up with a leg kick before getting through with a jab. He drops Matyushenko with a left hook and pounces before locking up a choke from the bottom. He alters his position to get a deeper half guard and this allows him to forcing the tap, the fastest UFC submission in the history of the light heavyweight division. WINNER – Ryan Bader by submission (guillotine) at 0:50.
Pascal Krauss vs. Mike Stumpf
Round 1 – Herb Dean gets us underway. The longer Krauss gets through with a pair of jabs before Stumpf gets through with some leg kicks. They are stood in front of each other trading before Stumpf gets the takedown into Krauss’ guard. He tries to pass but Krauss stops him. Krauss pushes him away and gets back to his feet. Krauss is getting the better of the striking exchanges then attempts a takedown of his own which is defended. They separate and exchange chopping leg kicks. Krauss lands with a front kick to the face then drops Stumps with an uppercut. Stumpf attempts a takedown but it’s defended before Krauss attempts a standing guillotine. We score the round 10-9 to Krauss.
Round 2 – Krauss opens with some nice kicks to the legs and head before opening up with his hands. Krauss is landing much more often and is beginning to pick him apart on the feet. Krauss mixes up his striking with a takedown but Stumpf hits the switch. Krauss gets his back to the cage and works his way back to his feet. Krauss spins him around and works some dirty boxing. Sumpf gets through with some heavy shots of his own and they separate temporarily. Krauss has double under hooks against the cage and is landing knees to the head. The round ends as they separate and Stumpf lands a superman punch. We score the round 10-9 to Krauss.
Round 3 – Krauss opens with some jabs and an uppercut. Stumpf throws some haymakers but the technical superiority of Krauss is showing. Stumpf is game and coming forward but each time he does he is eating punches and kicks. Krauss defends a takedown and continues to strike. Stumpf is visibly tired and Krauss starts to up the work rate. He again defends a takedown and separates with a knee. Stumpf pushes the fight to the cage and elects to pull guard. Krauss works ground and pound from Stumpf’s guard and finishes the fight looking to land heavier shots. We score this fight 30-27 to Pascal Krauss. WINNER – Pascal Krauss by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Hatsu Hioki vs. Clay Guida
Round 1 – Robert Madrigal is the man in charge. Guida opens up fast and the pair exchange kicks. Guida is the aggressor but Hioki lands well with his counters. Hioki is having the better of the striking and defends a takedown. Guida is moving around a lot but is not landing anything significant. Guida secures a takedown into Hioki’s guard and passes when Hioki attempts a triangle but guard is quickly recovered. Hioki gets back up and lands some knees before they separate. We score that round 10-9 to Hatsu Hioki.
Round 2 – Guida comes out aggressive with leg kicks and then scores with a huge slam. Hioki is looking to hit the switch and transitions to a kimura attempt. He transitions to an armbar attempt but Guida defends and throws ground and pound from guard. Hioki is active off his back and defends most shots well and is also throwing strikes off of his back. Guida is trying to pass but the referee stands the fight up. Hioki lands with a headkick flush at the end of the round. We score the round 10-9 to Guida.
Round 3 – Guida opened with a left hook on the counter. They exchange strikes and Guida again gets the takedown into his guard. Hioki attempt a triangle which is defended but quickly attempts another. Guida passes to half guard but Hioki locks down a leg before recovering guard. Hioki gets his back to the cage and tries to get back up but Guida keeps hold of him. After nothing happens they are stood up and Hioki presses with strikes. The round ends with Guida failing with a takedown attempt. We score the fight 29-28 to Clay Guida. WINNER – Clay Guida by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28).
Matt Wiman vs. T.J. Grant
Round 1 – John McCarthy is the referee for this fight. Wiman opens with a a kick but gets a hook for his trouble. He closes the distance but Grant lands a knee to the body. Wiman is the aggressor but Grant is having more success on the counter. Wiman lands with an overhand right. Both men are landing shots but Grant is getting the cleaner shots and wobbles Wiman. Grant defends a takedown and takes his back before moving to side control. A bloodied Wiman recovers guard and they go back to the feet. Grant is working the elbows expertly and drops Wiman before knocking him out with the follow up hammer fists on the ground. WINNER – T.J. Grant by knockout (elbows and strikes) at 4:51.
Ricardo Lamas vs. Eric Koch
Round 1 – John McCarthy takes charge of the opening fight on the night’s main card. Lamas opens with a low kick and follows with a head kick. Koch responds accordingly and then throws up top again. After they feel each other out a little Lamas attempts a takedown and although he drags Koch down he is immediately back up. They exchange knees against the cage and continue to battle for position. They break following a spinning elbow and exchange kicks. Lamas lands a good one, two and again engages the clinch. He completes a takedown however Koch is straight back up and finishes the round pushing Lamas against the fence. We score a close first round 10-9 to Lamas.
Round 2 – Koch is more aggressive at the start of the round and lands a good straight left. Koch clinches and pushes Lamas against the cage but they separate quickly. Koch is landing with his jab but takes a leg kick. Lamas slips and Koch tries to capitalise but Lamas does well to recover and put Koch on his back and throws heavy shots while stacking hi up. He opens Koch up with a huge elbow and pounces with more elbows and John McCarthy pulls him off the bloody Koch. WINNER – Ricardo Lamas by TKO (strikes) at 2:32.
Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
Round 1 – Roberts Madrigal oversees this fight. Pettis opens with a hard right hand and then the pair exchange hard blows. Pettis goes unorthodox and lands a cartwheel kick but ate a knee to the body. Pettis switches stances and throws hard left kicks to the body which hurts Cerrone and follows it with a jumping knee to the head. Cerrone lands with a sort of showtime knee off the cage before dropping Cerrone with a liver kick that forces the fight to be stopped. WINNER – Anthony Pettis by TKO (liver kick) at 2:35.
Glover Teixeira vs. Quinton Jackson
Round 1 – Herb Dean is in charge of this light heavyweight showdown. Both men come out swinging. They exchange kicks and jabs and Teixeira gets a takedown and immediately takes Jackson’s back. Rampage gets up and throws heavy hooks. Teixeira is coming forward and lands a headkick but rampage responds with some hard hands and lands a heavy hook. Both men are landing heavy and ofton but Jackson has the better head movement. Jackson attempts a takedown but it is shrugged off. Teixeira wobbles Jackson, stays disciplined then drops Jackson but he is back up quickly. Rampage is hurt but keeps coming forward as the round ends. We score that 10-9 to Teixeira.
Round 2 – Again the pair come out throwing hard before Teixeira gets another takedown. He looks to pass from half guard while throwing shots but Jackson gets back to his feet where he lands some hard uppercuts. Teixeira responds with a hard left hook which he is constantly landing. Jackson is tiring and throwing more haymakers but his rolling is still good. Teixeira is calm and is starting to land more often with great technique. Jackson as a takedown stuffed and eats a headkick but fires back with combinations of his own. Jackson drops his hands trying to goad Teixeira but the Brazilian stays composed. Rampage finishes the round throwing shots but we score it 10-9 to Teixeira.
Round 3 – Rampage lands heavy at the start the round. Teixeira is looking to stalk Jackson but Rampage comes back firing. Teixeira gets another takedown and throws elbows from half guard. He is looking for an arm triangle but Jackson gets back up. Jackson looks reignited but is swinging wildly and sees a lot miss. Teixeira starts talking again and hurts him with a left hook. A headkick lands from Teixeira before he scores and easy takedown which Jackson pops up from. He lands a nice body shot followed by a knee and again stays patient. He is pressing the action still and lands a liver shot before getting a takedown to mount. He is landing punches and continues to do so until the rounds end. We score that fight 30-27 to Texeira. WINNER – Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
John Dodson vs. Demetrious Johnson
Round 1 – John McCarthy takes charge of the main event. Dodson sprints out and opens with a kick and straight left. Johnson responds with a kick. Bothe men are throwing well but are quick enough to avoid the most of the power. Johnson chases Dodson but is caught and dropped but is straight back up. He throws a headkick but Dodson takes him down. Johnson is up again and back to coming forward but Dodson avoids most strikes. Johnson tries to clinch but eats a knee and left hand. Johnson attempts a takedown and eventually gets it but Dodson gets up and takes a right hand. Dodson presses the action against the cage and lands a combo as they break. The round ends with Johnson pressing up against the cage. We score a close round to Dodson 10-9 based on the dropping.
Round 2 – Johnson comes out aggressive but Dodson lands some nice combinations on the back foot. Johnson pushes the fight to the cage and gets a takedown but Dodson is back up. Johnson lands with a jab but is dropped with a one two by Dodson but springs back up. He is dropped again by Dodson from a left hook and is visibly hurt. Johnson is a little sloppier now and Dodson is landing the cleaner, harder shots. He has recovered slightly but has a takedown stuffed. He has now bloody but once again composed and the round ends with Johnson pushing Dodson against the cage. We score that round 10-9 to Dodson.
Round 3 – Johnson opens with some outside leg kicks. He tries a takedown but eats a hook. He again tries a takedown but eats a knee and then accidently lands a low knee. The fight restarts with a body kick from Dodson and then a flying knee that just misses. He catches a kick and throws a left down the pipe. Johnson lands a couple of hard hooks but Dodson responds. He lands another kick to the body but then Johnson scores a takedown. Dodson tries to escape but Johnson keeps him down and moves him away from the cage but Dodson recovers guard and gets up but Johnson tries for another. They split and trade blows at the end of the round. We score that 10-9 to Johnson.
Round 4 – Dodson looks more tired at the start the round and Johnson comes out fast. He pushes against the cage but the fight is stopped following an illegal knee by Johnson. Dodson is ok to continue and we do so. Dodson lands straight left followed by another after catching a kick. Johnson tries for a single but Dodson defends and then reverses before separating. Dodson lands a left before eating a jab on the break. Johnson again tries for a single but again its stuffed and Dodson tries for one of his own. Johnson reverses and throws lots of knees while controlling the head of Dodson. He opens a cut up and Dodson eventually escapes the position but is hurt and tired. We score that 10-9 to Johnson.
Round 5 – They trade leg kicks at the start the round. Johnson lands a couple knees from the thai clinch before attempting a takedown that stuffed. Dodson presses him against the cage where they battle before they break. Dodson again looks for a takedown and eventually gets it but Johnson is straight back up. Dodson is eating knees as he tries to close the distance and is hurt and Johnson ups the pace. The final minute sees Dodson covered in blood as Johnson continues to lay it on him. Johnson is landing lots of heavy knees from the clinch as the fight ends. We score the round 10-9 to Johnson giving him the fight 48-47. WINNER – Demetrious Johnson by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 48-47).
Post fight awards of $50,000:
Fight of the night – Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson
Knockout of the night – Anthony Pettis
Submission of the night – Ryan Bader
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