UFC 228 Video Highlights: Rivera Edges Out Dodson In Lackluster 3-Round Bout

In the second pay-per-view bout of the evening at the UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till event at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas this weekend, Jimmie Rivera and John Dodson met inside the Octagon for what was a highly-anticipated match-up in the UFC …

In the second pay-per-view bout of the evening at the UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till event at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas this weekend, Jimmie Rivera and John Dodson met inside the Octagon for what was a highly-anticipated match-up in the UFC Bantamweight division. In what unfortunately turned out to be a lackluster fight […]

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John Dodson Explains Why Jimmie Rivera Fight is Personal

John Dodson is fired up going into his next fight as he’s slated to take on Jimmie Rivera in a bantamweight bout at the upcoming UFC 228 pay-per-view event. Dodson has gone 3-2 since making the jump back up to 135 pounds in 2016. He is fresh off a spli…

John Dodson is fired up going into his next fight as he’s slated to take on Jimmie Rivera in a bantamweight bout at the upcoming UFC 228 pay-per-view event. Dodson has gone 3-2 since making the jump back up to 135 pounds in 2016. He is fresh off a split-decision victory over Pedro Munhoz this […]

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Jimmie Rivera vs. John Dodson Reportedly Set For UFC 228

Although UFC 228 doesn’t have a location, it has received another interesting bout:

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According to a report from MMAFighting.com, a bantamweight tilt between Jimmie Rivera and former multi-time flyweight title challenger John Dodson has been agreed upon to take place at UFC 228 on Sept. 8 in a venue that has yet to be determined.

The 28-year-old Rivera was last seen taking on former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) champion Marlon Moraes earlier this month in Utica. The bout, which was assumed to be a title eliminator of sorts, however, didn’t go Rivera’s way, as he was viciously knocked out less than one minute into the first round. Prior to that loss, he had won 20 consecutive fights.

Dodson, on the other hand, has gone 3-2 since making the jump back up to 135 pounds in April 2016. Most recently, he scored a split-decision victory over Pedro Munhoz this past March at UFC 222 and prior to that, he too suffered a defeat to Moraes.

Featherweights Yair Rodriguez and Zabit Magomedsharipov are also set to meet at UFC 228, while women’s flyweight champion Nico Montano has expressed her interest in making the first defense of her 125-pound title against Valentina Shevchenko on the card as well.

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John Dodson vs. Jimmie Rivera Reported for UFC 228

John Dodson will reportedly get the fight he has been lobbying for when he takes on Jimmie Rivera at UFC 228 at a venue to be announced. This bout was first reported by MMAFighting.com and has been confirmed by sources close to MMANews.com that has inf…

John Dodson will reportedly get the fight he has been lobbying for when he takes on Jimmie Rivera at UFC 228 at a venue to be announced. This bout was first reported by MMAFighting.com and has been confirmed by sources close to MMANews.com that has informed us that both fighters have agreed to the bout. […]

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Report: UFC Interested in Jimmie Rivera vs. John Dodson

Jimmie Rivera may be in for a quick turnaround. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto is reporting that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is interested in booking Rivera vs. John Dodson for a card in September. The report comes just six days after Rivera w…

Jimmie Rivera may be in for a quick turnaround. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto is reporting that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is interested in booking Rivera vs. John Dodson for a card in September. The report comes just six days after Rivera was knocked out by Marlon Moraes in 33 seconds. UFC bantamweight Jimmie Rivera is […]

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Where Are They Now? The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Winners

Find out where your favorite The Ultimate Fighter winners are now:

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With the UFC having now secured a new broadcasting deal with ESPN from 2019 onwards, Dana White recently admitted that ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ show may finally be on its way out after a 27season series run.

As such, now seems like a good time to take a look back at what has become of every single one of the long-running show’s 35 ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winners to date.

Find out what your favorite past winners of TUF are up to now:

SEASON 1

Diego Sanchez

It’s a testament to Diego Sanchez’s durability that 13 years after winning TUF season 1 he remains the only fighter from that historic series to still be actively competing in the UFC, having amassed 27 fights (16-11) to date.

However, after suffering back-to-back first-round knockouts in his last two fights, it’s possible that the 36-year-old’s memorable career is now entering its final stages, though Sanchez has assured his fans that, “I’m not done yet.”


Forrest Griffin

Arguably TUF’s most iconic winner, Griffin’s fight with Stephan Bonner in the Season 1 finale was declared as the most important fight in UFC history by Dana White, while he’d also go on to win the light-heavyweight title too.

Griffin retired in 2013 at the age of 33 due to chronic injuries, but he’s since been inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame and now works for the UFC as their Vice President of Athletic Development.

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