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Johnson retains belt

Sun., Jan. 27, 2013, midnight

Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his flyweight title at UFC Chicago, unanimously outpointing John Dodson in front of a capacity crowd Saturday night at the United Center. Dodson, fighting at 125 pounds, landed left hands twice in the second round, sending Johnson (right in photo) to the ground. In the third round, Johnson had a takedown and landed a knee to get back in the fight. Johnson was warned after two illegal knees, a low blow in the first round and an illegal knee in the fourth round. Johnson (17-2-1) started taking control late in fourth, landing a series of knees to Dodson’s head and a series of punches as Dodson (15-6) tired. It continued in the fifth and final round, as Dodson couldn’t defend repeated knees to his head. – AP


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