The Magician will get Welcomed back to Bantamweight by The Anvil


Even though is had been out there for awhile, it’s now official that John “The Magician” Dodson (17-7) will be returning to 135 lbs. on April 16th in Tampa, Florida.

Welcoming back the two-time Flyweight title challenger to the division, will be TUF 5 Finalist and former WEC Featherweight title challenger Manny “The Anvil” Gamburyan (15-8-0, 1nc), of the Glendale Fight Club.

Dodson, a long time member of the JacksonWink camp has won 8 of his last 10, including (T)KO win over Jussier da Silva, Darrell Montague, and John Moraga. Last time we saw Dodson at 135lbs he scored a TKO win over TJ Dillashaw to become the TUF 14 Bantamweight winner.

Gamburyan has won 4 of his last 6 and is 2-0 at Bantamweight with wins over Cody Gibson (sub) and Scott Jorgensen (ud).

UFC on Fox 19 takes place April 16th at the Amalia Arena in Tampa, Florida; and is headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson.

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson (20-3) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0)
Light Heavyweight: Rashad Evans (19-4-1) vs. Mauricio Rua (23-10)
Middleweight: Dan Henderson (31-14) vs. Lyoto Machida (22-7)
Strawweight: Tecia Torres (7-0) vs. Rose Namajunas (4-2)
Featherweight: Hacran Dias (23-3-1) vs. Cub Swanson (21-7)
Bantamweight: Bethe Correia (9-1) vs. Raquel Pennington (6-5)
Lightweight: Michael Chiesa (13-2) vs. Beneil Dariush (12-1)
Bantamweight: John Dodson (17-7) vs. Manny Gamburyan (15-8-0, 1nc)
Middleweight: Caio Magalhaes (9-2) vs, Cezar Ferreira

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