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Former flyweight title challenger John "The Magician" Dodson will return from a nearly one-year layoff to take on up-and-comer Zach Makovsky at UFC 187. Sherdog.com first reported the news on Dodson, who has been sidelined following a July surgery to repair a torn MCL and ACL. The 30-year-old last competed at UFC Fight Night 42 in June, notching a second-round TKO over fellow flyweight contender John Moraga. "Fun Size" most recently dominated Tim Elliott en route to a unanimous decision victory read news >>

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STACKED Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is stacking the deck for their UFC 187 pay-per-view (PPV) on May 23, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, announcing today that No. 1 flyweight contender John Dodson will return from knee surgery to face off against No. 9 ranked Zachary Makovsky. From UFC: The long-awaited Octagon return of number one-ranked flyweight contender John Dodson will take place at UFC 187 on May 23, as "The Magician" takes on number nine-ranked Zach Mako read news >>

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A potential #1 contender match-up between John Dodson and Zach Makovsky has been added to UFC 187 in Las Vegas. UFC 187 is shaping up to be an outstanding pay-per-view, and matchmaker Sean Shelby has booked another great flyweight bout for the Memorial Day weekend card on May 23rd. John Dodson returns after almost a year out of the Octagon to face Zach Makovsky in Las Vegas, Nevada. The news was confirmed on tonight's UFC Fight Night pre-show broadcast. It is unknown whether this fight will be o read news >>

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UFC No. 1 ranked flyweight contender John Dodson will finally return to the Octagon nearly a year after his last fight. read news >>

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One of the UFC's most stacked cards just got better. John Dodson will make his return to the Octagon to take on Zach Makovsky at UFC 187 on May 23 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Sunday. The Memorial Day Weekend card already has two title fights -- Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson and Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort -- and a big-time lightweight matchup between Donald Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Dodson (16-6) has not fought since knocking out John Moraga last June. The perennial flyweight titl read news >>

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A loaded UFC 187 fight card got some added depth with a new flyweight matchup that could have title implications.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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Because sometimes, winning just isn't enough. As the only person to ever hold the title in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight division, Demetrious Johnson has been doing all the right things inside and outside the Octagon. He's defended his belt five times since winning it in 2012 against the best the 125-pound weight class has to offer, does what the promotion asks of him, and perhaps more importantly, he has never found himself in the middle of any controversy. Still, "Mighty M read news >>

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Demetrious Johnson is widely considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters competing in MMA today. Yet, despite his success inside the Octagon, UFC flyweight contender John Dodson believes Mighty Mouse is having a negative impact on the division. Speaking with Shaun Al-Shatti of MMAFighting.com, Dodson praised the champion’s abilities inside the cage but pointed to his actions outside of fighting being a hindrance on all UFC flyweights. He's showcasing his ability to be a true champion by read news >>

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When it comes down to it, Demetrious Johnson may be the UFC's most approachable champion. A tireless worker with lightning speed, unparalleled skill, and a video game obsession to boot, the UFC's 125-pound king fashioned the flyweight division into his own personal playground over the past three years, all while keeping a smile on his face and rarely saying a bad word about anyone. But in many ways, Johnson's in-cage success has struggled to translate to out-of-cage enthusiasm. With middling pay read news >>

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Former flyweight title challenger John "The Magician" Dodson has been relegated to the sidelines since his lopsided second-round TKO of John Moraga in June. The 30-year-old re-aggravated a lingering knee issue during his bout with Moraga and underwent surgery a month later to repair his ACL and MCL. Dodson has compiled a 5-1 record in the UFC, including a first-round TKO over current 135-pound champion T.J. Dillashaw that won him The Ultimate Fighter in December 2011. "I'm looking at six to eigh read news >>

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Long before he became Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw was The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 runner up, falling short in the season finale after eventual winner, John Dodson, dropped him with a huge punch. Or a "fluke," as Dillashaw refers to it. But just because Dodson went down to a more natural weight of 125 pounds, doesn't mean he's not willing to move back up to prove the "Viper" wrong. After all, if the champion of his own weight class is too afraid to f read news >>

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- The latter half of 2014 has been a rough one for John Dodson. Just when he was about to get his second crack at champion Demetrious Johnson, flyweight's endlessly jubilant number-one contender suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee this past July, cutting short his title campaign before it could even get started. The months since have been agonizingly slow -- it turns out rehab isn't made for a 125er who lives life in fast-forward -- but with the year finally coming read news >>

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Apparently, "The Magician" is an equal opportunity ass kicker. John Dodson was on the path to another shot at the flyweight title before a devastating knee injury derailed his championship dreams and sent him to the sidelines for over a year. After undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL, "The Magician" now faces an uphill battle in rehab as he aims to return to the Octagon sometime in 2015. And when he does, he's ready to capture Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gold. And as he explained to read news >>

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John Dodson has his sights set on winning a UFC title in 2015, and "The Magician" doesn't particularly care which division it comes in. Even though the 30-year-old knockout artist is a former title challenger and perennial contender in the flyweight fold, the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based slugger isn't limiting his scope from taking aim at the bantamweight crown as well. Dodson gave 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson his toughest test to date when the two squared off back in January of 2013 a read news >>

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