A slow first round gave way to an emphatic finish as John Dodson secured his place as the No. 1 contender in the UFC flyweight division. read news >>
MINNEAPOLIS - Even some of the sport's fastest fighters occasionally have a slow start.
After struggling to get an edge on promotional newcomer Jussier Formiga, Dodson ultimately dropped him twice to set up a second-round TKO victory and a guaranteed title shot with recently crowned flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.
The UFC on FX 5 contest, which took place Friday night at Minneapolis' Target Center, aired on FX following preliminary-card bouts on FUEL TV.
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John Dodson’s title aspirations are on pause following surgery for a torn ACL and meniscus. Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
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Heading into his second fight since a flyweight title shot, John Moraga believes another recent championship challenger is the toughest in the division – not the champ. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
MINNEAPOLIS - Give 'em enough time, and John Dodson knows the UFC's flyweights can deliver.
With his win over highly touted Jussier Formiga at Friday's UFC on FX 5 event, Dodson has earned the first shot at UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson's title. He hopes the reaction to their upcoming fight is better than some recent ones.
"I had some hot blonde come up to me with a smile," Dodson told MMAjunkie.com, "and she's like, 'You suck.'"
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ST. ANTHONY, Minn. - Flyweight John Dodson knows
exactly what he's getting into at Friday night's UFC on FX 5 event.
After all, he's been studying opponent Jussier Formiga for years and always hoped for a chance to face him. His wish is
now granted, and a UFC title shot is at stake.
Dodson insists he's up to the challenge and that he's ready for a bout
with current champion Demetrious Johnson in what "The Magician" believes
will be an epic battle.
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MINNEAPOLIS - At least one fighter will walk away from Friday's UFC on FX 5 event with a guaranteed title shot.
The winner of a main-card bout between "The Ultimate Fighter 14" winner John Dodson and Jussier Formiga will get the first shot at the recently awarded flyweight title.
UFC President Dana White today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.com.
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UFC flyweight Jussier Formiga is interested in a rematch against ‘Unclecreepy’ Ian McCall. Jussier Formiga holds three losses in his career, yet there is one in particular that he is "bitter" about and interested in avenging: his first professional loss to Ian McCall. "I will fight whoever they want, but I'm still bitter about my loss to McCall," Formiga told MMAFighting.com. "I fought him three years ago, it was a tough fight, and he ended up defeating me. I wasn't so physically strong by that read news >>
When it was announced that Chris Cariaso would be getting the next title shot in the flyweight division, many were surprised—and rightfully so. There were several fighters close to a title shot who were to fight soon, including John Lineker and both Jussier Formiga and Zach Makovsky, who faced off Saturday night. For the first two rounds of their fight, Formiga exhibited control on the ground, taking Makovsky's back several times and attempting a rear-naked choke in the second round. The third r read news >>
By most counts, John Dodson is the No. 1 contender to UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson’s belt. It appears that it will be a while before he’ll have an opportunity to cash in on his position, however. read news >>
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A battle between former flyweight title challengers John Dodson and John Moraga is being targeted for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s June 7 debut in Albuquerque. read news >>