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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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 >>
Joseph Benavidez stamped his case for a title shot with a first-round finish over Jussier Formiga on the main card at UFC Fight Night 28 in Brazil on Wednesday night. read news >>
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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