Found January 27, 2013 on
The old saw in mixed martial arts is that the lighter weight classes (anything below welterweight; especially anything below lightweight) just don't catch the common fan's interest. They won't sell pay-per-views, and they won't draw viewers to free TV telecasts. But perhaps things are about to change. Last night's UFC on Fox telecast, headlined by Demetrious Johnson defending his UFC Flyweight Championship against John Dodson, drew a very, very strong overnight rating. The event averaged 3.77 million viewers, and won the night with a 1.8 rating/6 share among the coveted 18-49 age group.
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The UFC returned to Chicago with an outstanding fight card that featured an array of stoppages and several upsets mixed into the action. Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson survived an early scare to win a unanimous decision over Dodson to retain his title. In the co-main event, Glover Teixiera dominated former champ Quinton Jackson en route to a decision victory.
Demetrious Johnson was staggered by the left fist of John Dodson, a blow that sent the UFC flyweight champ to the mat in the second round.
Johnson popped right up like only a 125-pounder can and embarked on a rally that resulted in a victory by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 48-47) to defend his crown at UFC on FOX 6, a bout at the United Center on Saturday night that followed...
The Ultimate Fighting Championships announced the UFC on FOX 6 live gate and attendance as well as the bonus awards at the post-fight press conference.
Live Gate: $1.27 million
Knockout of the Night - Anthony Pettis
Submission of the Night – Ryan Bader
Fight of the Night – John Dodson vs. Demetrious Johnson
Each fighter was awarded $50,000 for their...
Congratulations to Shemp DeYoung who won our UFC on Fox: Johnson vs Dodson Pick 'Em Contest. And congratulations also to Jesse Mejia for being January's monthly winner. Our next Pick 'Em Contest will be for UFC 156 this coming Saturday. Thanks for playing!
Another week gone and another solid UFC event in the books. This time it was UFC on FOX 6 from Chicago, Illinois, featuring several hungry, young contenders, the potential farewell of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and last but certainly not least a fantastic flyweight contest between champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Dodson.
-”Mighty Mouse” weathers an early storm...
After some very intriguing bouts at UFC on FOX 6 many people have their own opinions on who the winners should face next. Here are my opinions on what should be next for Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1), Ricardo Lamas (13-2), Anthony Pettis (16-2) and Glover Teixeira (20-2). First let’s start with the current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious [...]
UFC on FOX 6 is merely a few hours away and will feature flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson defending his title for the first time against TUF winner John Dodson. Also featured on the card is a co-main event brawl between Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Glover Texieira and a lightweight battle between Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis.
Check back here at 5pm EST for updated results...
After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Anthony Pettis (Pictured), Ryan Bader, Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Dodson.”
Pettis earned ‘Knockout of the Night’ by unleashing his leg in Donald Cerrone’s ribs.
It took Bader all of 50 seconds...
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson breezed through the UFC on FOX 6 Weigh In and dropped by the analysts booth to chat with Jon Anik, Chael Sonnen and Dominick Cruz. Johnson is ready to jump inside the Octagon and put a hurtin’ on John Dodson. UFC on FOX 6 takes place tomorrow night from the [...]