The black belt in gaidojutsu and Tuf 14 Bw tournament winner John Dodson entered this fight with a pro record of 20-10-0 (55% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is TJ Dillashaw). He fought twice last year beating Pedro Munhoz (John Dodson vs Pedro Munhoz) and losing to Jimmie Rivera (John Dodson vs Jimmie Rivera).
His opponent, Petr Yan, has an official mma record of 11-1-0 (55% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.15 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Magomed Magomedov in 2016 (via split decision), since then he has won six bouts defeating Teruto Ishihara, Jin Soo Son and Douglas Silva de Andrade in 2018 (Petr Yan vs Douglas Silva de Andrade). Dodson vs Yan is on the undercard of Jan Blachowicz vs Thiago Santos – UFC Fight Night 145 (UFC on ESPN+ 3). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 145: Błachowicz vs. Santos
Where: O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
UFC Fight Night 145 fight card (main card):
Jan Blachowicz vs Thiago Santos
Stefan Struve vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Gian Villante vs Michal Oleksiejczuk
Liz Carmouche vs Lucie Pudilova
John Dodson vs Petr Yan
Magomed Ankalaev vs Klidson Farias de Abreu
Dodson’s previous fight: John Dodson vs Jimmie Rivera
Yan’s previous fight: Petr Yan vs Douglas Silva de Andrade
Yan’s next fight: Petr Yan vs Jimmie Rivera
Dodson vs Yan Fight Video:
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