John Dodson (14-5) couldn’t say how his meeting with Demetrious Johnson (16-2-1) will end, but knew that whoever pushed the fight would leave the Octagon with the UFC flyweight championship.
“This fight is going to be so fast paced and high action because of the scrambles,” said Dodson. “The scrambles between me and him is going to be the determining factor in the fight. If I can control it on top, I’ll be the winner. We’re going to put on the best show the world has ever seen.”
Johnson will make his first title defense since winning the inaugural title against Dodson. Heading into the fight, Dodson is on a five fight win streak that includes three victories since joining the UFC. All three fights he has stopped, including his first one which was as a bantamweight. Johnson also fought as a bantamweight in his UFC debut. He wasn’t successful when he lost to the division’s champion Dominick Cruz. He then entered and won the flyweight tournament to be the crowned the champion.
Johnson vs. Dodson headlines UFC on FOX 6 on January 26. It marks the first time the flyweight title headlines any UFC card when they meet from the United Center in Chicago, IL.