For the second Saturday night in a row, this Jan. 26, The Ultimate Fighting Championship will host another free card live from the Windy City on network cable television. Some of the best fights of the year will be live and free, so don't miss out.
Once again, former Louisiana State University fullback Shawn Jordan will be fighting in the heavyweight division. Jordan will be facing a Top 10 heavyweight and looks to improve his record to 2-1 in the UFC.
This is also a chance to see Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Anthony "Showtime" Pettis, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Clay "The Carpenter" Guida.
All details are listed below for viewing.
Main Card: Live on Fox
Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson vs. John "The Magician" Dodson
Demetrious Johnson - Madisonville, Ken., 5-3, 125 pounds, 16-2-1 (Current flyweight champion)
John Dodson - Albuquerque, N.M., 5-3, 125 pounds, 15-5-0 (The Ultimate Fighter 14 winner)
The title will be on the line in the main event as two of the fastest men in MMA will go at it for a five-round matchup for the flyweight championship belt. Demetrious Johnson in his last fight became the first-ever flyweight champion and will be the first flyweight to headline a UFC event.
John Dodson is not impressed as he won "The Ultimate Fighter" season 14 in dominant fashion by knocking out three of the four opponents he faced. This will be the pinnacle of his career if he could cap it off by winning the championship belt.
Do not head out early on this fight because this will be just as explosive in the final round as it will be in the first. If you like speed, stamina and explosiveness, this will be a sure-fire fit.
Johnson by Split Decision
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira
Rampage Jackson - Memphis, Tenn., 6-1, 205 pounds, 32-9-0
Glover Teixeira - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 6-2, 205 pounds, 19-2-0
Glover Teixeira is already a Top 10 light heavyweight and with a dominant performance, he might make a serious case to be next in line to face the winner of Jon Jones/Chael Sonnen championship fight. Teixeira has flown under the radar and looks to take that next step when he faces former heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the co-main event.
Daniel Cormier is rumored to be the next in line for the light heavyweight belt, but Teixeira has been on a wrecking path. Teixeira has won his two fights in the UFC by TKO, landing a total of 100 strikes to his opponents 15. Teixeira is now what Quinton Jackson used to be, a young hungry beast that destroyed anything in his way.
If Jackson wins this, he will prove he's back in fighting form. If not, Teixeira could send him into retirement. This kid is that good.
Teixeira by TKO (Strikes)
Anthony "Showtime" Pettis vs. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone
Anthony Pettis - Milwaukee, Wis., 5-10, 155 pounds, 13-2-0
Donald Cerrone - Denver, Colo., 6-0, 155 pounds, 19-4-0
This is the best matchup of the year. Period. That's bold of me to say, but it's the truth. If Anthony Pettis wins Saturday night, then the best matchup will be with Pettis and current lightweight champion Benson Henderson. It will be a steal to see this fight for free as two of the toughest and most electrifying lightweights will have a melee Saturday night. If you haven't seen "the kick" by Anthony Pettis, stop what you are doing and look up the most exciting highlight reel kick since the last time Bruce Lee was on screen.
Cerrone is coming off one of the most exciting fights in UFC history, knocking out New Orleans native Melvin Guillard after almost being finished just seconds prior to his knockout. These two are always dangerous as Cerrone proved in his last fight. I can't wait for this one.
Pettis by Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Erik "New Breed" Koch vs. Ricardo "The Bully" Lamas
Erik Koch - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 5-9, 145 pounds, 13-1-0
Ricardo Lamas - Chicago, 5-8, 155 pounds, 12-2-0
Koch by Unanimous Decision
Undercard: Live on FX channel
Shawn "The Savage" Jordan vs. Mike Russow
TJ Grant vs. Matt "Handsome" Wiman
Clay "The Carpenter" Guida vs. Hatsu Hioki
Michael Kuiper vs. John Janousek
Ryan "Darth" Bader vs. Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko
Mike Stumpf vs. Pascal "Panzer" Krauss
Live on facebook.com/ufc
Simeon "The Grin" Thoresen vs. David "Daudi" Mitchell
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