Tuesday, August 16, 2022

John Lineker vs. John Dodson Announced As Headliner For UFC Fight Night 96

UFC announced the official main event for their upcoming return to Portland, Oregon, as John Lineker and John Dodson will meet in the headline spot at UFC Fight Night 96.

Scheduled to take place on October 1st, Lineker-Dodson will headline the FS1 event, which emanates from the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.

UFC wrote the following regarding the Lineker-Dodson main event:

“Top bantamweight contenders will square off in Portland, Oregon on Oct. 1, as hard-hitting John Lineker faces “The Magician” John Dodson in a five-round main event at Moda Center. The UFC Fight Night card will air on FOX Sports 1. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Aug. 26.

“New Mexico’s Dodson, a former Ultimate Fighter winner, is a two-time world title challenger at 125 pounds who returned to bantamweight in April with a blistering 37-second knockout of Manny Gamburyan. Now ranked ninth at 135 pounds, Dodson will face another ex-flyweight standout in Brazil’s Lineker, who has won three straight in his bantamweight run. Fresh off a Performance of the Night knockout of Michael McDonald, the No. 5-ranked “Hands of Stone” could make another statement with a victory in October.”

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