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John Dodson Headed Back To Bantamweight At UFC On FOX 19

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Former Ultimate Fighter winner John Dodson will return to the bantamweight division, taking on Manny Gamburyan at UFC on FOX 19. Both fighters confirmed the bout via social media recently.

Scheduled for April 16 from Tampa and the Amalie Arena, the card features a main event between lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.

Dodson (17-7) won the Season 14 title of TUF, besting former UFC champion T.J. Dillashaw. However, he was unsuccessful in two title fights with Demetrious Johnson at flyweight and will move back up to 135 pounds.

Gamburyan (15-8) is an even 6-6 over 12 Octagon appearances, including wins over Scott Jorgensen and Cody Gibson upon his return to bantamweight.

Other bouts set for the night include Rashad Evans-Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Dan Henderson-Lyoto Machida and Rose Namajunas-Tecia Torres.

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