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Saturday, 10/20/2012, 04:58 pm

Demetrious Johnson opens as favorite over John Dodson for UFC flyweight title fight | UFC News

Demetrious Johnson (16-2-1 MMA, 4-1-1 UFC) recently won the UFC’s flyweight tournament by defeating top contender Joseph Benavidez to claim the 125-pound belt at UFC 152 in Toronto.

Demetrious is now set to defend his belt for the first time when he takes on #1 contender John Dodson (14-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) at a yet to be announced future UFC event. Johnson has been labelled the favorite going into the Dodson bout, odds makers have Johnson at -285, while Dodson gets underdog status at +215

Dodson, who won the “Ultimate Fighter Season 14″ as a bantamweight, has defeated back-to-back opponents since cutting down to 125 pounds. He holds victories over Tim Elliott and Jussier da Silva since entering the UFC’s flyweight division.

 

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