UFC on FOX 6    January 26, 2013
Demetrious Johnson
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BREAKDOWN

Technique is so important at 125 pounds, especially in a warp-speed fight like this. John Dodson is one of the few men who can match Demetrious Johnson's speed, but can he match his skill? To have a chance on the feet against Johnson, you have to throw combinations and be unpredictable. Chasing Johnson with power punches won't work. He's smart and elusive and you'll need a few tricks to surprise him. Dodson has that flash you want -- the ability to elevate into a flying knee and end a fight in the blink of an eye -- but generally speaking, Johnson's technique is superior. This fight likely plays out on the feet. Dodson has explosive takedowns but rarely does much with them. Johnson's ground game and his speed and awareness in the scramble make him tough to hold down.