John Dodson Reveals Tense Conversation Of UFC Release

John Dodson is looking back at the difficult conversation with the UFC that led to his release. For many years, John Dodson was a staple of the UFC’s flyweight and bantamweight divisions. Although he never won a UFC title, he was always near the …

John Dodson is looking back at the difficult conversation with the UFC that led to his release. For many years, John Dodson was a staple of the UFC’s flyweight and bantamweight divisions. Although he never won a UFC title, he was always near the top of the two divisions and fought some of the best…

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John Dodson, UFC Veteran, Signs With Bare Knuckle FC

Former UFC flyweight title challenger John Dodson will become the latest former UFC standout to make the move to bare-knuckle boxing. Bare Knuckle FC announced that they have signed Dodson to a multi-fight deal, and he’ll make his debut on Aug. 27 in Albuquerque, NM. His opponent will be revealed at a later date. Dodson…

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Former UFC flyweight title challenger John Dodson will become the latest former UFC standout to make the move to bare-knuckle boxing.

Bare Knuckle FC announced that they have signed Dodson to a multi-fight deal, and he’ll make his debut on Aug. 27 in Albuquerque, NM. His opponent will be revealed at a later date.

Dodson competed for the UFC flyweight title twice, losing in both fights to then-champion Demetrious Johnson. He was released by the UFC in 2020 following a loss to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 252.

After losing four of his last five UFC outings, Dodson recently rebounded with a unanimous decision win over Francisco Rivera Jr. at XMMA 4. Now, Dodson appears to be turning his full attention to BKFC for his next combat sports chapter.

Dodson earned a shot in the UFC after earning a first-round knockout over TJ Dillashaw at The Ultimate Fighter: Season 14 Finale. He would go on to make the move down to flyweight to officially begin his UFC tenure.

Dodson picked up wins over Tim Elliott and Jussier Formiga before losing his second matchup with Johnson at UFC 191. He would eventually move back to 135lbs and earn victories over the likes of Pedro Munhoz and Nathaniel Wood.

BKFC has signed other former UFC standouts like Dodson in recent years; including Paige VanZant, Mike Perry, and Chad Mendes.

How do you think John Dodson will do in BKFC?

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Former UFC Title Challenger John Dodson to ‘Knuckle Up’ for Bare Knuckle FC

John DodsonFormer UFC title challenger John Dodson is taking off his gloves and stepping into the squared circle. Announced on Bare Knuckle FC’s official Twitter account, John ‘The Magician’ Dodson is the latest UFC alum to sign with the promotion. Dodson joins Chad Mendes, Mike Perry, and Jimmie Rivera who have already made the jump to […]

John Dodson

Former UFC title challenger John Dodson is taking off his gloves and stepping into the squared circle.

Announced on Bare Knuckle FC’s official Twitter account, John ‘The Magician’ Dodson is the latest UFC alum to sign with the promotion. Dodson joins Chad Mendes, Mike Perry, and Jimmie Rivera who have already made the jump to BKFC. Dodson’s official debut with the company has not been announced as of yet. 

John Dodson First Made a Name For Himself on The Ultimate Fighter

Dodson made his UFC debut on the 14th season of The Ultimate Fighter. He immediately became a fan favorite with his infectious smile and genuine good nature. He would go on the win the tournament, defeating T.J. Dillashaw in the finals. Dodson would receive two opportunities to become the UFC flyweight champion, but fell short each time, losing to then flyweight king Demetrious Johnson by unanimous decision on both occasions.

‘The Magician’ would lose three of his last four inside the Octagon before moving on. Most recently he competed under the XMMA banner going 1-1. His last appearance in the cage came in April when he defeated Francisco Rivera Jr. at XMMA 4. Aside from this TUF victory over Dillashaw, Dodson also had notable wins against John Moraga, Eddie Wineland, Pedro Munhoz, and Nathaniel Wood. 

Are you excited to see John Dodson knuckle up for BKFC?

John Dodson Provides Details On His Car Crash: ‘We’re Just Lucky No One Died’

John DodsonJohn Dodson has issued a statement following his “near death” car accident. On Saturday, Dodson’s manager Ricky Kottenstette revealed that the former UFC flyweight contender and his family were involved in a car accident on Friday evening. The Dodson’s were heading to Texas to visit family until they were involved in the accident that completely totalled […]

John Dodson

John Dodson has issued a statement following his “near death” car accident.

On Saturday, Dodson’s manager Ricky Kottenstette revealed that the former UFC flyweight contender and his family were involved in a car accident on Friday evening.

The Dodson’s were heading to Texas to visit family until they were involved in the accident that completely totalled their car.

Fortunately, Dodson and his family were released from the hospital on Saturday, but have been hit with plenty of bills. Kottenstette has since started a GoFundMe page to help with these expenses.

Dodson has since taken to social media to provide details on exactly what happened and assure his followers that no one was seriously injured.

“Just letting everyone know we’re all alive and no one is seriously injured. The car we hit was left in the middle of the highway after that person hit an 18 wheel and another car crashed into it as well. He had no Hazzards light, no flares and no other warning to let us know. I hit the car and we rolled. I don’t know how many times but luckily the cables in the median stopped us from rolling onto traffic going the other direction. The guy fled on foot after he saw my vehicle rolled.. I gotta thank infinite for the design of the suv cuz it protected my family and I from dying. We’re just lucky no one died and we can live to see another day and be reminded on how luck we are. Life is short and you don’t know when it’s gonna end so enjoy it while you can.”

Dodson will no longer be competing at the upcoming XMMA event taking place July 30 in Greenville, South Carolina. It was to be his first fight since parting ways with the UFC in September.

Naturally, his opponent, Cody Gibson, was bummed to see the fight fall through but happy to hear Dodson and his family are doing well.

“Super bummed that our fight is off but am glad he and his family are ok,” Gibson wrote on Twitter. “It looks like I have a new opponent for the fight. I’ll donate what I can from the fight and encourage you all to help chip in as well”

Everybody at LowKickMMA wishes John Dodson and his family a speedy recovery.

John Dodson Out Of Upcoming Fight After Near Death Car Accident

DodsonJohn Dodson will no longer be competing later this month. Dodson’s manager Ricky Kottenstette revealed Saturday that Dodson and his family were involved in a car accident on Friday evening. The Dodsons were on vacation to Texas to visit family until they were involved in the accident with their car being totaled completely. Fortunately, Dodson […]

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John Dodson will no longer be competing later this month.

Dodson’s manager Ricky Kottenstette revealed Saturday that Dodson and his family were involved in a car accident on Friday evening. The Dodsons were on vacation to Texas to visit family until they were involved in the accident with their car being totaled completely.

Fortunately, Dodson and his family were released from the hospital earlier this morning, but have been hit with plenty of bills. Kottenstette has since started a GoFundMe page to help with these expenses.

“We have started this go fund me to help John Dodson and family,” the GoFundMe page stated. “The Dodson’s were headed to Texas on vacation to visit family when they were involved in a near death accident with the whole family inside the vehicle. They were all released from the hospital this morning but will have a rough month of recovery and financial hardship ahead. They have totaled their family vehicle and unfortunately John will no longer be able to fight in his upcoming July 30th bout. We are asking for assistance to help them with their medical bills, financial assistance from being out of work and travel back to New Mexico. Let’s show these guys some ?.”

Naturally, Dodson will no longer be competing at the upcoming XMMA event taking place July 30 in Greenville, South Carolina. It was to be his first fight since parting ways with the UFC in September.

LowKickMMA wishes the entire Dodson family a speedy recovery.

John Dodson Out Of Upcoming Fight After Near Death Car Accident

DodsonJohn Dodson will no longer be competing later this month. Dodson’s manager Ricky Kottenstette revealed Saturday that Dodson and his family were involved in a car accident on Friday evening. The Dodsons were on vacation to Texas to visit family until they were involved in the accident with their car being totaled completely. Fortunately, Dodson […]

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John Dodson will no longer be competing later this month.

Dodson’s manager Ricky Kottenstette revealed Saturday that Dodson and his family were involved in a car accident on Friday evening. The Dodsons were on vacation to Texas to visit family until they were involved in the accident with their car being totaled completely.

Fortunately, Dodson and his family were released from the hospital earlier this morning, but have been hit with plenty of bills. Kottenstette has since started a GoFundMe page to help with these expenses.

“We have started this go fund me to help John Dodson and family,” the GoFundMe page stated. “The Dodson’s were headed to Texas on vacation to visit family when they were involved in a near death accident with the whole family inside the vehicle. They were all released from the hospital this morning but will have a rough month of recovery and financial hardship ahead. They have totaled their family vehicle and unfortunately John will no longer be able to fight in his upcoming July 30th bout. We are asking for assistance to help them with their medical bills, financial assistance from being out of work and travel back to New Mexico. Let’s show these guys some ?.”

Naturally, Dodson will no longer be competing at the upcoming XMMA event taking place July 30 in Greenville, South Carolina. It was to be his first fight since parting ways with the UFC in September.

LowKickMMA wishes the entire Dodson family a speedy recovery.