CHICAGO (AP) Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his flyweight title at UFC Chicago, unanimously outpointing John Dodson looking at a power guests Saturday nighttime for the United Center.
Dodson, fighting during 125 pounds, stumbled left hands and wrists 2 times while in the next round, delivering Johnson on the ground. In the next round, Johnson had a takedown and arrived a knee to get returning in the fight. Johnson ended up being warned soon after two illegal knees, a low blow from the primary circle in addition to a good illegitimate knee around the particular final round.
Johnson (17-2-1) going using manipulate late with last land, getting your number of knees for you to Dodson's head and a series involving punches because Dodson (15-6) tired. It ongoing within the fifth plus last round, while Dodson could not defend repeated legs for you to their head.
Johnson struggled with the best two rounds.
"I became dazed somewhat bit, nevertheless I am inside good shape ," Johnson said. "It might happen. You are going to get hit."
In precisely what may have been by far the most hoped for battle in the night, Glover Teixeira topped Rampage Jackson inside a good unanimous determination in a light heavyweight bout.
Jackson, this 34-year-old former mild heavyweight champion had been taken down in most three rounds, however Teixeira (20-2) would not take advantage. Jackson (32-11) bought to come back in order to his legs every time. Late while in the second round, equally fighters exchanged blows. Jackson tried out to be able to wave away from Teixeira's punches, nonetheless tiredness shown up to get setting in.
"I really wished to gain which fight," Jackson said. "I types of wish I fought sensible plus didn't get hit consequently much, but I generally said I would rather get rid of a great attack when compared with win your dreary one as well as supporters are usually informing me personally that's a good stimulating fight. So I imagine I'm sad although not thus sad. I fought like Rampage tonight."
The battle was scored 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.
Jackson, who struggled his continue fight below his present-day UFC contract, features been recently critical with the UFC along with how they perceives the corporation goodies it's fighters. He insists the actual deal with has been his final while in the UFC, however strategies on moving forward his / her MMA career.
In a new lightweight bout, Anthony Pettis (14-2) gotten a eventually left stop to help Donald Cerrone's body plus taken which includes a left jab inside next round, knocking Cerrone (19-5) to the soil in addition to winning their next instantly fight.
"Shutting that male up has been the biggest idea pertaining to me," Pettis said. "Now I under no circumstances ought to notice this chap again. He's done. He got exhausted in a round. Goodbye."
Pettis put himself in place that will attack Benson Henderson with the lightweight UFC title in addition to expected this problem for you to UFC President Dana White.
"I here's definitely not frightened to help struggle anybody. I wish this champ ASAP," Pettis said. "Dana White just what accomplish I need to do just for this title fight?"
In a further primary minute card fight, 30-year-old Chicago indigenous Ricardo Lamas (13-2) fell a compilation of elbows and also punches with 24-year-old Erik Koch (13-2) prior to a featherweight session has been quit by referee John McCarthy. Lamas acquired Koch pinned towards floor and also went along to develop Koch's bloodied face.