Top-10 Flyweight Darrell Montague Makes Octagon Debut Against John Dodson at UFC 166
World-ranked flyweight Darrell
won’t be taking a warm-up fight in his first UFC
The Las Vegas-based promotion announced Saturday that the Tachi
Palace Fights veteran will square off with John Dodson
UFC 166 on Oct. 19.
UFC 166 takes place at Toyota Center in Houston and is headlined by
a heavyweight title clash between Cain
Velasquez and Junior dos
Montague enters the UFC on a four-fight winning streak, most
recently submitting Jesse
Miramontes with a first-round triangle choke on May 18. “The
Mongoose” captured the Tachi Palace 125-pound strap with a
five-round verdict over Ulysses
Gomez in May 2011 but would relinquish the title to current UFC
McCall in his next outing at TPF 10. The Milennia MMA
representative has finished 10 of his 13 career victories by
knockout, technical knockout or submission.
Dodson came up short in his bid for flyweight gold in January,
losing a unanimous decision to Demetrious
Johnson at UFC on Fox 6. Dodson dropped the champion with a
left hand in the first round and staggered him with another in the
second, but “Mighty Mouse” gradually wore the Jackson’s MMA product
down over the course of five rounds. The Jackson’s MMA product owns
notable triumphs over John Moraga,
Dillashaw and Jussier da
Silva, to name a few.
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