#UFC Fight Night 126 #Conor McGregor #FNG #Donald Cerrone #ONE Championship 68 #UFC 221 #ACB 81 #Yancy Medeiros #UFC on Fox 28

John Dodson meets Eddie Wineland at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville

A former flyweight title challenger is set to take on a former bantamweight title challenger and ex-WEC champion in Nashville.

John Dodson (18-8 MMA, 7-3 UFC), who recently returned to the bantamweight division, will face Eddie Wineland (23-11-1 MMA, 5-5 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 108 in April. Officials announced the new booking today.

UFC Fight Night 108 takes place April 22 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

John Dodson

John Dodson

Dodson won Season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter” at bantamweight by knocking out future champ T.J. Dillashaw, but dropped to flyweight immediately after the show. He won his first two UFC fights in the division, that challenged champ Demetrious Johnson for the title. He lost by unanimous decision at UFC on FOX 6 in January 2013.

Atter three more flyweight wins, he again got a shot at “Mighty Mouse,” and again left on the wrong end of the judges’ scorecards at UFC 191. Then he chose to return to bantamweight. At UFC on FOX 19 nearly a year ago, he knocked out Manny Gamburyan in 37 seconds. But in the UFC Fight Night 96 main event this past October, he dropped a split call to John Lineker. Now he’ll try to get back on track against the hard-hitting Wineland.

Wineland, the WEC’s first bantamweight champion, has won back-to-back fights by knockout after a skid that saw him drop three of four fights. After losses to Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez in his first two UFC bouts after closing his WEC tenure on a four-fight winning streak, Wineland got a performance bonus for a knockout of Scott Jorgensen, then took a split call from Brad Pickett.

Those wins got him a shot at then-interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao, but he lost by second-round TKO at UFC 165. He rebounded with a TKO of Yves Jabouin, but then suffered a jaw-breaking brutal knockout to Johnny Eduardo that kept him sidelined for more than a year. He returned in July 2015 against Bryan Caraway, but dropped a decision.

Since then, though, the power puncher seems to have been back to himself. He knocked out Frankie Saenz after a year off following the Caraway loss for a performance bonus in front of his home-area Chicago fans at UFC on FOX 20 this past July. And in December, he knocked out Takeya Mizugaki in the first round at UFC on FOX 23.

With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 108 card includes:

  • Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov
  • Hector Sandoval vs. Matt Schnell
  • Brandon Moreno vs. Dustin Ortiz
  • Sam Alvey vs. Thales Leites
  • Jessica Penne vs. Danielle Taylor
  • Al Iaquinta vs. Diego Sanchez
  • Scott Holtzman vs. Michael McBride
  • Cindy Dandois vs. Alexis Davis
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • John Dodson vs. Eddie Wineland

For more on UFC Fight Night 108, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.


John Dodson Fights

  • a year ago


Show Comments

Related News

Michael Bisping announces he's not competing at UFC Fight Night 127 in London

  • 24 days ago

With tickets set to go on sale later this week, UFC Fight Night 127 in London is still in need of a main event. read news >>

Eryk Anders Feels No Pressure Facing Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 125 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago

At UFC Fight Night 125, unbeaten Eyrk Anders faces the biggest challenge of his career when he takes on former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. read news >>

Joe Soto Excited To Go Into Hostile Environment At UFC Fight Night 125 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago

On February 3 in Brazil, Joe Soto (18-6) will look to get back on track against Iuri Alcantara (35-9) in a main card 135-pound bout at UFC Fight Night 125. read news >>

Lyoto Machida: Eryk Anders Should Be Careful What He Wishes For | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago

Lyoto Machida returns to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 125 on Saturday with a stern warning for opponent Eryk Anders. read news >>

Fabricio Werdum Faces Alexander Volkov in Main Event at UFC Fight Night in London | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago

Former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will return to action in March as he faces upstart contender Alexander Volkov in the new main event just announced for UFC Fight Night in London on March 1 read news >>

Twitter reacts to Lyoto Machida's narrow win over Eryk Anders at UFC Fight Night 125

  • 20 days ago

See the top Twitter reactions to Lyoto Machida’s win over Eryk Anders in the UFC Fight Night 125 main event. read news >>

Valentina Shevchenko Earns $50,000 Bonus For Bloody Beat Down At UFC Fight Night in Brazil | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago

Valentina Shevchenko will leave Brazil with her first win at flyweight in the UFC as well as an extra $50,000 for 'Performance of the Night' in her win over Priscila Cachoeira. Shevchenko absolutely read news >>

UFC Fight Night 125 suspensions: Priscila Cachoeira faces six months

  • 18 days ago

Following a brutal beatdown at UFC Fight Night 125, Priscila Cachoeira is facing a six-month medical suspension. read news >>

Who ya got?! Fighters predict Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 126

  • 6 days ago

Who wins the UFC Fight Night 126 headliner between Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros? Fellow fighters gave us their picks. read news >>

Lucie Pudilová Lights Up Sarah Moras at UFC Austin (Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago

Check out highlights from Lucie Pudilová victory over Sarah Moras at UFC Fight Night 126 on Sunday in Austin, Texas. read news >>