CHICAGO (AP) Demetrious Johnson with success defended his flyweight subject at UFC Chicago, unanimously outpointing John Dodson before of your power guests Saturday night time for the United Center.
Dodson, preventing from 125 pounds, landed left arms double within the next round, transmitting Johnson to the ground. In the third round, Johnson have a takedown plus gotten some sort of knee for getting back inside the fight. Johnson had been warned right after not one but two illegitimate knees, an occasional knock back in the first around and a strong banned knee within the final round.
Johnson (17-2-1) commenced taking deal with past due within final land, landing a string connected with knees that will Dodson's travel and also some sort of collection connected with punches since Dodson (15-6) tired. It continued within the fifth and last round, because Dodson wouldn't defend repetitive legs for you to his / her head.
Johnson not been as successful in the earliest a couple rounds.
"I became dazed slightly bit, nonetheless I am throughout excellent shape," Johnson said. "It will happen. You are getting in order to obtain hit."
In what exactly might have been by far the most awaited struggle of the night, Glover Teixeira topped Rampage Jackson in an unanimous choice within a light source heavyweight bout.
Jackson, that 34-year-old an old light heavyweight champ had been taken straight down within most about three rounds, but Teixeira (20-2) couldn't consider advantage. Jackson (32-11) got returning to their feet just about every time. Late from the next round, both martial artists sold back blows. Jackson tested out for you to shrug down Teixeira's punches, although physical weakness was first setting up in.
"I really wished to gain this fight," Jackson said. "I type of hope I fought smart and also failed to get reach so much, nonetheless I continually explained I will want to shed the best combat as compared with earn a monotonous one along with the fans are usually sharing with me which was a fun filled fight. So I reckon I'm sorry but not so sad. I fought such as Rampage tonight."
The attack had been scored 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.
Jackson, who struggled his previous struggle underneath his existing UFC contract, have been crucial with the UFC and also just how your dog feels the business treats it is fighters. He insists your combat appeared to be his past within the UFC, nonetheless ideas on carrying on with his / her MMA career.
In some sort of compact bout, Anthony Pettis (14-2) stumbled a eventually left cease in order to Donald Cerrone's shape and accompanied that has a left jab within the minute round, trashing Cerrone (19-5) towards floor and profitable his next immediately fight.
"Shutting of which gentleman upwards seemed to be the main issue with regard to me," Pettis said. "Now I certainly not ought to pick up this chap again. He's done. He became whip in a round. Goodbye."
Pettis put herself in the position for you to struggle Benson Henderson for your easily portable UFC title plus enquired the problem to help UFC President Dana White.
"I am possibly not terrified that will combat anybody. I desire the actual champ ASAP," Pettis said. "Dana White what accomplish I are related due to this title fight?"
In a different main card fight, 30-year-old Chicago native Ricardo Lamas (13-2) lowered a a line elbows along with punches about 24-year-old Erik Koch (13-2) ahead of the featherweight attack seemed to be stopped by referee John McCarthy. Lamas acquired Koch pinned to the ground along with journeyed to figure on Koch's bloodied face.