Mighty Mouse/Dodson, Pettis/Cerrone, Rampage/Teixeira at UFC on FOX 6

UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson will put his newly acquired title on the line for the very first time at UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago, Illinois on January 26th, 2013 when he takes on “Ultimate Fighter” winner, John Dodson in the main event of the evening.

Also, the long rumoured bouts between lightweights, Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Glover Teixeira are also set to go down that night.

Jackson, posting via his Twitter account, said:

“Outside the cage I hate no one. Life is too short for that. Inside the cage my Job is to destroy! Glover is done on Jan 26 n Chicago..”

Johnson has competing in three fights this year on route to the 125 pound title. First came a draw against Ian McCall before he took a unanimous decision win in the rematch. He captured the title months later with another decision win over Joseph Benavidez. Dodson booked himself a shot at newly crowned flyweight champion following a second round TKO win over Jussier Formiga.

Pettis bounced back from a defeat to Clay Guilda last June when he picked up back-to-back wins over Jeremy Stephens and Joe Lauzon. Cerrone has won eight of his last nine fights, most recently wins over Jeremy Stephens and a double bonus award win over Melvin Guillard.

Jackson has suffered back-to-back losses after dropping a fourth round submission to champion, Jon Jones and a unanimous decision to “Ultimate Fighter” season eight winner, Ryan Bader. Teixeira made his octagon debut by defeating Kyle Kingsbury via submission after just two minutes. He followed that up with a second round TKO win over Fabio Maldonado at UFC 153.

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