UFC Fight Night 96 Quick Results

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The Octagon has been set up inside the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, for UFC Fight Night 96; headlined by a battle between Bantamweight sluggers John “The Magician” Dodson & John “Hands of Stone” Lineker.

In a sub plot to the event, at yesterdays weigh-in’s three fighters missed there mark. Main event-er John Liner was .5 lbs. over, co-main event-er Alex Oliveira was 5.5 lbs. over, and Hacran Dias was 2.5 lbs. over.

As far as the main event goes John Lineker is a powerful striker with 13 of 17 finishes by knockout and is on a 5 fight win streak. Lineker missing weight for this fight, is a huge deal as he was forced to move from Flyweight (125 lbs.) to Bantamweight (135 lbs.) because of the same issue. Dodson on the other hand has won 4 of his last 5 and is coming off a 0:47 Bantamweight return, 1st rd TKO of Manny Gamburyan, from UFC on Fox 19, back in April. Dodson is returning to Bantamweight after two failed attempts to dethrone Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.

 
FS1 Main Card
BW: John Lineker def. John Dodson vsia (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) split decision
162 Catchweight:  Alex Oliveira def. Will Brooks via TKO (punches) 3:30 R 3
WW: Zak Ottow def. Joshua Burkman via (29-28., 28-29, 29-28) split decision
FlyW: Brandon Moreno def. Luis Smolka via submission (guilotine choke) 2:23 R 1
FS2 Prelims
LHW: Luis Henrique def. Joachim Christemsem via submission (armbar) 4:43 R 2
FW: Andre Fili def. Hacran Dias via (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
HW: Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Walt Harris via (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) split decision
WW: Elizeu Dos Santos def. Keita Nakamura via (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
Fight Pass Prelims
MW: Nate Marquardt def. Tamdan McCory via KO (punches & head kick) 2:44 R 2
LHW: Ion Cutelaba def. Jonathan Wilson via (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
HW: Curtis Blaydes def. Cody East via TKO (elbows) 2:02 R 2
BW: Ketlen Vieira def. Kelly Faszholz via (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) split decision

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