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.