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Video: UFC on FOX 6 Highlights

Above is a recap of highlights from Demetrious Johnson's successful defense of the UFC flyweight title against John Dodson.

After the jump are highlights and interviews from the rest of the main card fights. Be sure to check them out.

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Demetrious Johnson retains flyweight title in razor-close UFC on FOX 6 main event

Demetrious Johnson. Photo courtesy of Canoe Sun Media.

Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his UFC flyweight title on Saturday night, but took all he could handle from prepared challenger John Dodson in the main event of Saturday night's UFC on FOX 6.

The 16,091 in attendance at United Center in Chicago witnessed Dodson drop the champ thrice within the first two rounds, only for Johnson to storm back with a relentless attack in the later rounds.

"I got dazed a little bit," Johnson said after the fight. "It's going to happen. It's like swimming, you're gonna get splashed. I'm going to get hit."

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Guida squeaks by Hioki. Bader quickly subs Matyushenko in UFC on FOX 6 prelims

Clay Guida. Photo by Tracy Lee/CombatLifestyle.com.

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.

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UFC on FOX 6 live results

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.

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Watch the Jon Jones UFC Fight Club Q&A at 3 PM ET on MMA on Tap

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?

UFC on FOX 6 Predictions

Demetrious Johnson. Photo by Amy Walton Photography.

In what is now becoming a yearly tradition, the UFC returns to Chicago in January for UFC on FOX 6, which takes place Saturday night at the United Center.

The UFC's latest network television special is headlined by another title fight. This time the flyweights take the stage as Demetrious Johnson defends his belt for the first time against fellow speedster and top contender John Dodson. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson will also fight for what could be the last time in the UFC, taking on rising light heavyweight Glover Teixeira.

My predictions are after the jump.

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Ben Askren bloodies and batters Karl Amoussou to retain title, King Mo scores win in Bellator debut

Ben Askren. Photo courtesy of Bellator MMA.

Ben Askren is evolving.

On a night that many expected Askren's smothering top position and submissions to do Karl Amoussou in, it was Askren's new ground-and-pound that put away the Frenchman in his latest Bellator welterweight title defense in the main event of Bellator 86 on Thursday night at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

Prior to the bout, Askren predicted a finish and he delivered. It was his second stoppage under the Bellator banner and his first since he submitted Ryan Thomas in his promotional debut back in April 2010.

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Staredowns from the UFC on FOX 6 pre-fight press conference

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.

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Five things to watch for: Bellator 86

Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Image courtesy of Bellator MMA.

Bellator's coming out party on Spike's airwaves resumes tonight with Bellator 86, emanating from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma and headlined by a welterweight world title tilt between champion Ben Askren and challenger Karl Amoussou.

The return of Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal tops the undercard which will complete the light heavyweight tournament quarterfinals and kick off the welterweight pairings as well. The main card festivities begin at 10 PM ET on Spike. You can also watch all of the preliminary bouts starting at 8 PM ET right here on MMA on Tap.

After the jump, check out five things that you should watch for during tonight's telecast.

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Watch the UFC on FOX 6 pre-fight press conference at 2 PM ET on MMA on Tap

Check back here at 2 PM ET for the live pre-fight press conference for Saturday's UFC on FOX 6 event. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Dodson will join Rampage Jackson, Glover Teixeira, Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone on the podium.

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