Despite displaying a crafty ground game and an effective arsenal of punches and kicks, Hatsu Hioki came out on the losing end of a split decision to Clay Guida in the featured bout during the UFC on FOX 6 prelims on Saturday night.
The crowd inside of Chicago's United Center was clearly behind their native son in Guida, but "The Carpenter" drew scattered boos over the course of three rounds due to a stagnant offense, which saw Guida controlling Hioki on the ground, but not offering much in terms of punishment.
Hioki took the the first round on two of the judge's scorecards by making Guida miss on the feet, while scoring with a barrage of punches, kicks and knees. The second stanza saw Guida turn the tide with some hard leg kicks and a huge slam that put Hioki on his back for the majority of the round. The Japanese veteran still managed to keep things close however courtesy of a couple of submission attempts and a head kick that landed flush as the round closed.
MMA on Tap will be going live at 4:35 PM ET with real-time results of this evening's UFC on FOX 6 event, which takes place at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The show is headlined by a UFC flyweight title bout, pitting champion Demetrious Johnson against challenger John Dodson. The main card airs on FOX at 8 PM ET. Preliminary bouts can be seen starting at 5 PM ET live on FX and prior to that, at 4:35 PM ET on the UFC's Facebook page.
Live results can be seen after the jump.
After the fights are over, be sure to check back here at approximately 10:30 PM ET for the post-fight press conference for UFC on FOX 6.
All 22 fighters successfully made weight for tomorrow night's UFC on FOX 6 event, which takes place at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The show is headlined by a UFC flyweight title bout between champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Dodson. Former UFC light heavyweight title holder Quinton "Rampage" Jackson collides with streaking Glover Teixeira in the co-main event.
Complete weigh-in results are after the jump.
Be sure to drop by here at 5 PM ET for the UFC on FOX 6 weigh-ins. All 22 fighters scheduled to compete at tomorrow night's event will hit the scales to make their bouts official, including UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and his challenger, John Dodson.
Check back here at 3 PM ET for the live UFC Fight Club Q&A featuring UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones.
Now that we know Jones doesn't think Chael isn't that bad of a guy after all, how many Anderson Silva questions will he field?
Check back here at 8 PM ET for the live Bellator 86 preliminary bouts, which are topped by a welterweight contest between returning Bellato tourney vet Raul Amaya and seasoned Brazilian fight circuit veteran Jose Gomes.
Former two-time UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has officially announced his retirement and joined the UFC's front office in the brand-new role of Vice-President of Athlete Development and Government Relations.
UFC COO Lawrence Epstein broke the news prior to this afternoon's pre-fight press conference for UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago. According to Epstein, Hughes will be overseeing the UFC's new conduct policy, which will seek to help fighters hold themselves to a high standard, both in and out of the cage.
“Hughes will be an invaluable resource for UFC athletes,” Epstein said in a press release to the media. “Leveraging the background and expertise he gained over a Hall of Fame career, Hughes will be dedicated to providing guidance on a wide range of issues athletes face inside and outside of the octagon.
Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson. Image courtesy of UFC.com.
Here are the staredowns from this afternoon's UFC on FOX 6 pre-fight press conference, which just ended moments ago in Chicago. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Dodson are above. The rest of the main card is after the jump.