The UFC’s first network television event of 2013 is beginning to take shape as three marquee bouts were announced.
In the main event, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson (16-2) makes the first defence of his flyweight championship against The Ultimate Fighter season 14 winner John ‘The Magician’ Dodson.
Light-heavyweights will also be featured on the card as in a bout that was expected to take place last October, as Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (32-10) fights the final bout of his UFC contract against Glover Teixeira (19-2).
In lightweight action, bitter rivals Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (19-4, 1 NC) and Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis (15-2) will finally fight in a bout that could determine the next challenger for the UFC Lightweight Championship, a title currently held by Benson ‘Smooth’ Henderson.
Johnson vs. Dodson and Cerrone vs. Pettis were both announced on this week’s episode of FUEL TV’s UFC Tonight. Jackson announced his bout with Teixeira via Twitter.
UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson goes down Jan. 26 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA.