Breaking! John Dodson vs. John Lineker set to headline UFC Fight Night 96

August 13, 2016 3:33 pm by Chris Taylor
John Dodson

A key bantamweight bout between former flyweight title challenger John Dodson (18-7 MMA) and knockout artist John Lineker (28-7 MMA) will headline October’s UFC Fight Night 96 in Portland, Oregon.

MMAFighting was the first to report the bout.

After falling in short in his two title attempts against UFC flyweight Demetrious Johnson, TUF 14 winner John Dodson returned to the bantamweight division this past April, where he scored a 37-second finish over Manny Gamburyan.

Meanwhile, John Lineker has gone 3-0 since moving up to the bantamweight ranks. The heavy-handed Brazilian is coming off a knockout win over Michael McDonald at last month’s UFC Sioux Falls event.

Both Lineker and Dodson possess serious knockout power. Who do you think will emerge victorious on October 1? Sound off PENN Nation!



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