In his first video blog for UFC 156 Dana White takes viewers behind the scenes at UFC on FOX 6. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Donald Cerrone, John Dodson and others experience the heartache of defeat, while their opponents experience the thrill of victory. Oh, and a couple of billionaires hide cheese in pockets as they like to do.
The UFC on FOX 6 show scored a strong preliminary rating with 3.77 million viewers according to TVByTheNumbers. It earned a 1.8 rating in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic. Those numbers were good enough to score a first place finish for FOX among all television channels and were up 13% over the UFC on FOX 5 show that took place in December.
You can experience all the great fight action from the UFC on FOX 6 event via the fight video highlights below. Ricardo Lamas stopped Erik Koch via devastating elbows in the second round. Anthony Pettis stopped Donald Cerrone with a liver kick in the first round. Glover Teixeira and Demetrious Johnson Johnson took unanimous decision wins over Rampage Jackson and John Dodson.
Ultimate Fighting Championship action returns to big FOX tonight with a flyweight (125-pound) title fight between reigning champ Demetrious Johnson and No. 1 challenger, TUF 14 winner John Dodson. Rampage Jackson enters the Octagon for what he says will be his final time as he takes on a very dangerous and capable Glover Teixeira in light heavyweight action. And lightweight contenders Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis clash in a bad-blood match with title implications.
We reported a couple of weeks ago that former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar would be moving down to the featherweight division with plans of fighting before the end of the year. Well, those plans have changed as he will now face Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title at UFC 153 on October 13th. Aldo’s original opponent Erik Koch has had to withdraw from the fight due to an injury.