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UFC on FOX 6 Notebook: Pettis will wait for title shot, Dana White on Rampage & more

Anthony Pettis. Photo courtesy of Showtime Striking Systems.

After three straight wins over a trio of the UFC's toughest and most durable lightweights, including a first-round TKO of Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 6 last night, former WEC champion Anthony Pettis is content to wait for a shot at the UFC lightweight belt if a crack at it is set in stone for him.

"If it's a guaranteed title shot, I'm waiting," Pettis said at the event's post-fight press conference. "That's what my goals are. It's one of my goals this year. If it's next, I'm going to wait, get better and get what's mine."

Pettis has been guaranteed a UFC title shot once before. As the last reigning WEC lightweight champion, Pettis was slated to meet the winner of a January 2011 title fight between then champion Frankie Edgar and rival Gray Maynard.

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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 UFC on FOX 6 post-fight press conference at 10:30 PM ET on MMA on Tap

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.

UFC on FOX 6 weigh-in results

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Photo by Tracy Lee/Combat Lifestyle.

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.

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Watch the UFC on FOX 6 weigh-ins at 5 PM ET on MMA on Tap

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.

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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