Wednesday, January 25, 2012

TUF Champ John Dodson Moves to Flyweight, Faces Darren Uyenoyama at UFC on FOX 3

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Last year's Ultimate Fighter winner John Dodson won't stick around at bantamweight.

With the arrival of a flyweight class in the UFC, the "Magician" will disappear from the 135-pound weight class to move down to the flyweight division, where he will face Darren Uyenoyama at the upcoming UFC on FOX 3 event, the UFC confirmed late on Tuesday night.

Dodson (12-5) steamrolled his way through season 14 of TUF last year, knocking out TJ Dillashaw in the finals to capture his division. The Team Greg Jackson trained fighter is 27 years old.

Uyenoyama (7-3) will also be making his octagon flyweight division, though he has fought in the UFC once before, defeating Kid Yamamoto via decision at the first UFC on FOX show.

UFC on FOX 3 takes place on May 5 from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The only other announced bout to date is a lightweight fight between highly ranked contenders Jim Miller and Nate Diaz.


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