UFC Fight Night 125 in Belem, Brazil is nearing completion! Today, Combate reported another fight between potential Bantamweights contenders Pedro Munhoz and former two-time Flyweight title challenger, John “the Magician” Dodson.
John Dodson last fought at UFC Fight Night 120 when he took on Marlon Moraes and lost by split decision. Dodson has gone 2-2 since his return to the Bantamweight division after fighting at Flyweight from 2009-2015(excluding The Ultimate Fighter season 14, which he won at Bantamweight). Both of Dodson’s losses in his return to 135 lbs were via split decisions. The other aside from the Moraes loss being to John Lineker in the main event of UFC Fight Night 96.
His opponent, Pedro Munhoz is on quite the hot streak in the division. He’s currently riding a four-fight winning streak with three of those four wins coming by way of submissions…all guillotines. When it comes to his only two losses, they’ve only come against the division’s best in Jimmie Rivera and Raphael Assuncao.
It’s very clear what Munhoz’ best key to victory is: his ability to quickly lock up submissions. Most specifically, his guillotine. Munhoz has six career wins by guillotine(he has nine total wins by submission).
UFC Belem is headlined by former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida who takes on surging prospect Eryk Anders(at Middleweight). The rest of the card looks as follows:
Flyweight – 125 lbs: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Priscila Cachoeira
Middleweight – 185 lbs: Thiago Santos vs. Anthony Smith
Heavyweight – 207-265 lbs: Timothy Johnson vs. Marcelo Golm
Bantamweight – John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz
Flyweight – Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Morales
Strawweight – 125 lbs: Maia Stevenson vs. Polyana Viana
Lightweight – 155 lbs: Alan Patrick vs. Damir Hadžović
Bantamweight – Iuri Alcântara vs. Joe Soto
Lightweight – Michel Prazeres vs. Desmond Green
Welterweight – 170 lbs: Sérgio Moraes vs. Tim Means
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/4/2018.