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Demetrious Johnson to defend crown

Updated: November 7, 2012, 12:57 AM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will make his first title defense Jan. 26 against top contender John Dodson, UFC announced Tuesday night on FUEL TV.

Johnson and Dodson headline UFC on Fox 6, which also will feature a highly anticipated lightweight title elimination bout between Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis.

The event will be held at United Center in Chicago.

Johnson (16-2-1) became the first UFC 125-pound champion on Sept. 22, when he defeated Joseph Benavidez ...

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