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John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz Rescheduled for UFC 222 in Las Vegas

A bantamweight showdown between John Dodson and Pedro Munhoz that was supposed to take place at UFC Fight Night 125 has been rescheduled for UFC 222 on March 3.
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John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz Rescheduled for UFC 222 in Las Vegas

A bantamweight showdown between John Dodson and Pedro Munhoz that was supposed to take place at UFC Fight Night 125 has been rescheduled for UFC 222 on March 3.
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John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz Rescheduled for UFC 222 in Las Vegas

A bantamweight showdown between John Dodson and Pedro Munhoz that was supposed to take place at UFC Fight Night 125 has been rescheduled for UFC 222 on March 3.
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John Dodson will receive portion of show money after UFC Belem fallout

Despite not competing this weekend at UFC Fight Night 125 in Belem, Brazil, UFC bantamweight contender John Dodson will receive a portion of his show money after opponent Pedro Munhoz failed to make weight.

The payout was originally reported by MMA Junkie and then later confirmed by MMA Fighting.

Dodson, who was pegged to fight Munhoz in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 125, was not expected to bank any money after Munhoz came in four pounds over weight, but the promotion has changed its mind. It comes as a little bit of a surprise considering UFC rarely pays out show money when a bout doesn’t occur, especially if both fighters are offered a chance to still compete.

In this instance, Dodson could have accepted to fight Munhoz at a catchweight of 140 pounds but ultimately felt that the Brazilian probably weighed closer to that of a featherweight.

“He came in five pounds over weight,” Dodson said, according to MMAWeekly.com. “Originally, they told me he was three pounds (over), and I gave him the benefit of the doubt and said, ‘Oh, he’s 139?’ They said he’s more like 140-point-something. I’m guessing he’s in the ballpark figure around 141. He’s not bantamweight now, he’s a featherweight, first. Second, I made all the sacrifices and did my job to make weight, and he chose not to.”

Already in fight shape and eager to get back into the Octagon to shake off a recent split-decision loss to Marlon Moraes, look for “The Magician” to schedule a quick turnaround in the next month or two.

For complete UFC Fight Night 125 results and coverage click here.

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John Dodson Says He’s Fighting Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Night 120 in Virginia

An intriguing bantamweight matchup looks to be on tap for UFC Fight Night 120.
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UFC Phoenix: Put John Dodson in coach, he’s ready to play

The upcoming UFC Fight Night 103 mixed martial arts (MMA) event — which is set to go down on Jan. 15, 2017 inside Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona — is short one fight, after the previously-lippy Bryan Caraway withdrew from his bantamweight showdown against Jimmie Rivera.

Oh, hello John Dodson.

More on Caraway’s injury here.

Winner of a 19 straight, Rivera (20-1) is coming off an impressive unanimous decision victory over since-retired Urijah Faber at UFC 203 a couple months back. Dodson (18-8), meanwhile, abandoned the 125-pound weight class to try his luck as a bantamweight, recently dropping a split-decision nod to the venerable John Lineker.

Rivera vs. Dodson … who wants it?

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Monday Morning Analyst: John Lineker vs. John Dodson – Who really won?

At UFC Fight Night 96, John Lineker and John Dodson battled in a bantamweight main event. Yet, there’s controversy about who really should have won. In this episode of the Monday Morning Analyst podcast with Luke Thomas, we look at that fight plus the entire card from Portland. We also examine Alex Oliveira vs. Will Brooks, Brandon Moreno’s upset of Louis Smolka and more.

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UFC Fight Night 96 Results: John Lineker Squeaks By John Dodson

The UFC Fight Night 96 main event was all about the little guys, and the action these particular hard hitters – John Lineker and John Dodson – always bring. Each man is particularly deadly in their own way. For Lineker, it’s that moment when he corners you against the cage, limiting your escape routes so […]

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UFC Fight Night 96: John Lineker vs John Dodson AKA The Battle of The Hard-hitting Little Guys

UFC 205 has had everyone in a bit of a frenzy this week. Since the announcement of Conor McGregor’s bid to challenge Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title, there has been nonstop talk from every media source, including this one, about how enjoyable and historic the event will be. So when the revelation that John Lineker versus John Dodson was occurring this weekend, you can understand that I was a bit surprised. It’s an event that not many are talking about and that’s a huge mistakes as two of the hardest hitting bantamweights under 5’6″ tall will be trying to take each other’s heads off.

John Lineker has officially become a dark horse at bantamweight. Ever since giving up on his flyweight title aspirations due to weight cutting issues, Lineker has moved up a weight class with devastating results. He’s been knocking out bantamweights left and right with the same tactics ever time. His forward pressure, head movement and ability to cut off the cage while throwing hard hooks eventually pushes his opponents back to the fence. With their backs against the cage opponents usually feel compelled to come forward with strikes, which usually never works out well for them. Either you’re forced to move to the left where a Lineker right hook will be waiting or to your right where the left hook is also sure to call problems. Much like every other bout, Lineker should use his high pressure style to give Dodson few escape routes. Dodson’s speed will give Lineker problems, so targeting the legs with hard kicks should definitely be an option.

John Dodson has also failed to capture gold at flyweight, but unlike Lineker was able to challenge the champion Demetrius Johnson. Unfortunately for Dodson, Johnson had too many different tools at his disposal causing Dodson to fall flat at his second title challenge. Dodson is still extremely dangerous and talented with a number of striking tools that should give Lineker trouble. Firstly, Dodson has a great deal of speed in his strikes as well as in his footwork, abilities that he must use to secure victory. While lateral movement is something to focus on when fighting a wrestler or grappler, Dodson needs to do the same to avoid Lineker’s nasty power strikes. When he does decide to commit to his strikes, throwing two or three at the most is ideal as well as exiting off on an angle. Staying too long in the pocket with Lineker is a dangerous gamble and Dodson has the speed to land shots and get out of harms way with the quickness. A pot shorting game will suit Dodson best in this fight, following up with kicks after probing with the hands.

This fight is sure to be an insane display of movement with both men landing their fair share of shots. If Dodson decides to get into a brawl with Lineker than it will surely prove to be his undoing. If Dodson instead chooses to play the outside game then victory can be in sight. Look for John Dodson to play the long game as he defeats John Lineker by unanimous decision.

Who do you think wins at UFC Fight Night 96?


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UFC Fight Night 96 Results: John Lineker Squeaks By John Dodson

The UFC Fight Night 96 main event was all about the little guys, and the action these particular hard hitters – John Lineker and John Dodson – always bring. Each man is particularly deadly in their own way. For Lineker, it’s that moment when he corners you against the cage, limiting your escape routes so […]

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