UFC on Fox 6′s non-title bouts have wrapped at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. In tonight’s co-main event, Glover Teixeira defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson with a solid all-round performance. In the other two bouts on Fox fighters Anthony Pettis and Ricardo Lamas notched big victories to likely put them in title contention in their respective bouts.
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Teixeira Outlasts Jackson
Glover Teixeira shined tonight over a rejuvenated “Rampage” Jackson. Jackson brought his best tonight but it was not enough to get the win. While Glover’s boxing was a bit more rudimentary than “Rampage’s” the power made the difference. Teixeira also did a nice job of weaving in takedown attempts with his striking to keep Jackson from really being able to plant and throw. Teixeira has now won three straight since joining the UFC last May.
“Showtime” Annihilates “Cowboy”
Donald Cerrone is likely regretting calling out Anthony “Showtime” Pettis after their fight in Chicago tonight. Pettis controlled Cerrone with better striking throughout the fight. Pettis started the beginning of the end with a pair of brutal body kicks that stunned Cerrone. As “Cowboy” tried to regain his composure against the cage, he was rudely greeted by a “Showtime” knee that hurt Cerrone even more. One final body kick by Pettis is all it took to become the first person to ever knockout Donald Cerrone. Pettis emphatically laid his claim for the number one contender’s spot with the win over Cerrone.
Lamas Brutalizes Koch in Opener
Chicago’s Ricardo Lamas opened up the Fox card with as brutally as he did opponent Erik Koch. After very tight and technical first round, Koch tried to take advantage of a Lamas slip but ended up being taken down. The mistake proved fatal for the Roufusport product as Lamas began to open up with brutal ground-and-pound, that caused Koch to spray blood after one massive elbow, and referee “Big” John McCarthy called a halt to the fight soon after. Lamas is now undefeated in the UFC with four wins in four fights and is now in prime position for a title shot.
- Glover Teixeira def. Quinton Jackson via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,29-28)
- Anthony Pettis def. Donald Cerrone via KO (body kick) at 2:35 of Round 1
- Ricardo Lamas def. Erik Koch via TKO (strikes) at 2:32 of Round 2