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John Dodson

John "The Magician" Dodson

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  • Given Name: Johnathan Thomas Dodson III
  • MMA Record: 20-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Magician
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1984.09.26
  • Last Fight: March 03, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Jackson Wink MMA
  • Height: 5'3" (161cm) | Reach: 66.0" (168cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $567,000 USD
  • Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
  • Fighting out of: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • College: University of New Mexico
  • Foundation Style: N/A
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John Dodson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Pedro Munhoz
19-9-0 15-2-0

Us UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2018.03.03
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $82,000 ($41K Base, $41K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Cancelled Bout Pedro Munhoz UFC UFN 125 2018.02.03
Reason: Munhoz Missed Weight
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Marlon Moraes
19-8-0 18-5-1

Us UFC Fight Night 120: Poirier vs. Pettis
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2017.11.11
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $41,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Bill Bookwalter
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Eddie Wineland
18-8-0 23-11-1

Us UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2017.04.22
Odds: -385 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br John Lineker
18-7-0 28-7-0

Us UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson
Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.10.01
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $38,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#46 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:47 Round 1 of 3

Am Manny Gamburyan
17-7-0 15-8-0

Us UFC on FOX 19: Teixeira vs. Evans
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.04.16
Odds: -545 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 ($35K Base, $35K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: James Warring
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Demetrious Johnson
17-6-0 23-2-1

Us UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2
Main Event | Title Challenge | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2015.09.05
Odds: +440 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 Base | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Zach Makovsky
16-6-0 19-5-0

Us UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2015.05.23
Odds: -775 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 125.5 lbs (56.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Us John Moraga
15-6-0 14-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2014.06.07
Odds: -550 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Scott Jorgensen UFC on FOX 9 2013.12.14
Reason: Dodson Knee Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:13 Round 1 of 3

Us Darrell Montague
14-6-0 13-2-0

Us UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2013.10.19
Odds: -425 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Jacob Montalvo
UFC 166 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Demetrious Johnson
14-5-0 17-2-1

Us UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson
Main Event | Title Challenge | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2013.01.26
Odds: +205 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 124.0 lbs (56.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#7 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
#7 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC on FOX 6 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:35 Round 2 of 3, 9:35 Total

Br Jussier Formiga
13-5-0 14-1-0

Us UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Silva
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2012.10.05
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Daryl Guthmiller
#18 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Tim Elliott
12-5-0 8-2-1

Us UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2012.05.05
Odds: -525 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
#4 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Cancelled Bout Darren Uyenoyama UFC on FOX 3 2012.05.05
Reason: Uyenoyama Removed From Bout
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:54 Round 1 of 3

Us T.J. Dillashaw
11-5-0 4-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 135 lbs

2011.12.03
Odds: +175 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $56,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus, $40K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 134.0 lbs (60.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
Exhibition Bout
1:00 Round 2 of 3, 6:00 Total

Us Johnny Bedford
11-5-0 17-9-1

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.07.13
Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Us John Albert
11-5-0 6-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.07.06
Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
Exhibition Bout
1:37 Round 1 of 2

Us Brandon Merkt
11-5-0 11-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.06.07
Weigh-In: 134.0 lbs (60.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Cancelled Bout Mamoru Yamaguchi Tachi PF 9 2011.05.06
Reason: Dodson Withdrew
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us John Moraga

Do Dominican Republic Regional

2010.12.11
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jessie Riggleman
9-5-0 9-0-0

Us Ultimate Warrior Challenge 8: Judgement Day
Main Event | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2010.05.22
Referee: Todd McGovern
Loss | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Pat Runez
9-4-0 3-0-0

Us Ultimate Warrior Challenge 7: Redemption
Main Card | Vacant Title | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2009.10.03
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jose Lujan

Us New Mexico Regional

2009.07.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jose Villarisco
7-4-0 0-0-0

Us Ultimate Warrior Challenge 5: Man O' War
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2009.02.21
Referee: Fernando Yamasaki
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Mike Easton
7-3-0 6-1-0

Us Ultimate Warrior Challenge 4: Confrontation
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2008.10.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Vern Baca

Us Colorado Regional

2008.04.11
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Zac White

Us Georgia Regional

2007.12.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Ca Bill Boland

Ca Manitoba Regional

2007.04.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jake Long

Us Georgia Regional

2007.03.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Clint Godfrey

Us Ring of Fire

2006.12.09
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Joe Doherty

Us Ring of Fire

2006.07.29
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jared Moreland

Us Colorado Regional

2006.02.18
Win | Decision | Split

Us Johnny Velasquez

Us King of the Cage

2005.07.23
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Yasuhiro Urushitani

Jp Greatest Common Multiple

2004.11.14
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Zac White

Us New Mexico Regional

2004.09.03

John Dodson Wiki Update Wiki

Jon Dodson was a two-time state wrestling champ as well as a one time state runner up and a four time district champ. He was recruited  in 2002 by Greg Jackson for his wrestling skills and has trained there ever since. Dodson often fought above his weight class at bantamweight and featherweight for lack of flyweights around. With the addition of the flyweight division in the UFC Dodson looks to make his mark there.


A professional MMA competitor since 2004, Dodson has made a name for himself fighting mainly in the Southwest region. He was the winner of the The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 defeating T.J. Dillashaw in the 1st round also winning Knockout of the Night. After two win streak, Dodson defeated Jussier da Silva via 2nd TKO at UFC on FX 5 for a title shot in Flyweight division.


Dodson fought Demetrious Johnson for the UFC Flyweight title on UFC on FOX 6. Dodson was able to drop Johnson multiple times during the first 2 rounds, but ended up losing a unanimous decision 49-46, 48-47, 48-47. Dodson would bounce back from his loss with a first round TKO over Darrell Montague to earn Knockout of the Night at UFC 166.


The Ultimate Fighter 14

Episode 1 Dodson def. Brandon Merkt by TKO (Punches) at 1:37 of Round 1

Episode 6 Dodson def. John Albert by Unanimous Decision

Episode 10 Dodson def. Johnny Bedford by KO (Punches) at 1:00 of Round 2

The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale Dodson def. T.J. Dillashaw by TKO (Punches) at 1:54 of Round 1



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