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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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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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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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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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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.

Spike Announces “TUF 14” Cast

The complete cast has been announced for "The Ultimate Fighter 14" which debuts on September 21 and will serve as the final season of the reality series on Spike TV before it shifts over to FX in 2012.

"TUF 14" will be the first season to ever feature fighters in the featherweight and bantamweight divisions. The 32 hopefuls will be coached by UFC middleweight contenders Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Michael Bisping, who will fight on the show's finale in December.

A complete listing of the cast members can be seen after the jump.

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The Daily Recap: HDNet to Air “Fedor vs Silva” Prelims, Stevenson-Castillo & More


Fedor Emelianenko. Photo by Esther Lin/AllElbows.com.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— HDNet today added the undercard of Strikeforce's "Fedor vs. Silva" event to their scheduled lineup for February 12. The event kicks off the organization's much-anticipated heavyweight grand prix tournament. Preliminary bouts shown by HDNet will feature Igor Gracie and Sam Oropeza among others. [MMA Junkie]

— A lightweight bout between "TUF 2" winner Joe Stevenson and WEC veteran Danny Castillo has been inked for UFC on Versus 3, which is slated for March 3 in Louisville, KY. It replaces a scheduled bout between Johny Hendricks and Paulo Thiago that was scrapped this week due to a Thiago injury. [MMA Mania]

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Kedzie Submits Hayes at Battlequest


Julie Kedzie (left) and Gina Carano weigh-in for EliteXC: Destiny. Photo by Tom Casino/EliteXC.

EliteXC and BodogFight veteran Julie Kedzie survived a pair of close calls in the first round before ultimately finishing opponent Angela Hayes at last night’s Battlequest 8 event at the Softball Country Sports Pavilion in Denver, Colorado.

A pair of failed takedown attempts resulted in Hayes being able to secure two separate guillotine chokes that nearly ended the fight on both occasions. However Kedzie was able to escape both times and finally put Hayes on her back.

From there, Kedzie (9-7) transitioned to the mount and started to rain down punches that forced Hayes to cover up. With one of her arms exposed, Kedzie locked in an armbar that quickly forced Hayes (1-4) to tap out. The win comes on the heels of a submission loss to Tonya Evinger in January.

In a fight that is expected to be featured on the upcoming second season of Tapout’s reality show on Versus, John Dodson (2-3) scored a second-round TKO win over Vern Baca (2-4) after a Dodson slam left Baca unable to continue.

Full results from the show courtesy of MMA Weekly:

Professional Fights:

Julie Kedzie def. Angela Hayes - Submission (Armbar)
John Dodson def. Vern Baca - TKO (Slam)

Amateur Bouts:

Kevin Lucero def. Roberto Rodriguez - TKO (Strikes)
Ralston Baker def. Ryan McKee - TKO (Strikes)
Coy Sasses def. Rory O’Farrel - Submission (Triangle)
Angelo Gallegos def. Tyler Rodgers - Submission (Shoulder Crank)
Rob Celani def. Jay Wymer - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Cody East def. Zac Mathews - Submission (Key Lock)
John Doremus def. Phil Gonzalez - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Matt Simms def. Travis Ramirez - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Ian Berg def. Vadiano La Luz - Split Decision
Cat Albert def. Krystal Macatol - Submission (Armbar)