The black belt in gaidojutsu and Tuf 14 Bw tournament winner John Dodson entered this fight with a record of 20-9-0 (55% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is TJ Dillashaw). He lost to Marlon Moraes at the end of 2017 (John Dodson vs Marlon Moraes) but he came back to win against Pedro Munhoz in 2018 (John Dodson vs Pedro Munhoz).
His opponent, the black belt in karate Jimmie Rivera, has a mma record of 21-2-0 (29% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class. He beat Thomas Almeida last year (Jimmie Rivera vs Thomas Almeida) but then he was defeated by Marlon Moraes in 2018 (Jimmie Rivera vs Marlon Moraes). Dodson vs Rivera is on the undercard of Tyron Woodley vs Darren Till – UFC 228. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 228: Woodley vs Till
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
UFC 228 fight card (main fights):
Tyron Woodley vs Darren Till
Jessica Andrade vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Brandon Davis
John Dodson vs Jimmie Rivera
Aljamain Sterling vs Cody Stamann
Dodson’s previous fight: John Dodson vs Pedro Munhoz
Rivera’s previous fight: Jimmie Rivera vs Marlon Moraes
Dodson vs Rivera Fight Video:
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