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John Lineker vs. John Dodson goes the distance at UFC Fight Night 96


John Lineker and John Dodson met in a bantamweight bout in the main event of UFC Fight Night 96. A very good main event that saw a ton of action.

In round 1, Dodson with constant movement. Not a ton of action in this round. Dodson landed a sick head kick towards the end of the round. Lineker was pressing forward for the majority of the round. Dodson shoved him to the ground, but Lineker got right back to his feet.

In round 2, in the middle of the round, Lineker mocked Dodson for his stance and danced. Dodson was avoiding most of Lineker’s strikes. Dodson kicked Lineker in the nuts after Lineker landed a big left hand. Lineker recovered, and they exchanged to end the round.

In round 3, Lineker was winding up his strikes. They had a wild exchange and went toe-to-toe. The fans popped. Lineker landed a good right hand then clinched and went for a takedown but didn’t fully commit.

In round 4, they came out swinging and had a nice exchange. Things slowed towards the end of the round. Lineker clinched with him and landed some knees. Dodson got out with his speed, and while Lineker was chasing him down, Dodson avoids most of the damage. Lineker clinched and landed some good combos to Dodson’s body.

In round 5, Dodson started to mix up things in this round regarding his striking. Lineker continued to land leg kicks in an attempt to slow down Lineker. Dodson scored a takedown but Lineker stood up, and Dodson got on his back. They exchanged to end the round. The judges gave the win to Lineker by split decision. 

UFC Fight Night 96 took place on October 1st, 2016 from the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. The UFC Fight Pass prelims began at 7:15 p.m. ET with four bouts while the FOX Sports 2 prelims aired at p.m. ET with four bouts. The main card began at 11 p.m. ET on FS1 with four bouts.

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