Former UFC flyweight title contender John Dodson will head into hostile territory for his first fight of 2018, taking on Pedro Munhoz at UFC Fight Night 125.
Dodson (19-9) moved back up to bantamweight after he was unsuccessful in defeating flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in 2016, scoring a TKO vs. Manny Gamburyan.
Since that win, though, Dodson is just 1-2, falling to John Lineker and Marlon Moraes via split decision around a decision win vs. Eddie Wineland.
Munhoz (15-2) is a former Resurrection Fighting Alliance champion and rides a four-fight win streak into the bout. He has submitted Rob Font, Justin Scoggins and Russell Doane since a split decision setback to top challenger Jimmie Rivera.
UFC Fight Night 125 takes place February 3 from the Arena Guilherme Paraense in Belem, Brazil. Lyoto Machida squares off with Eryk Anders in the main event.