And now we have a sequel.
“UFC Tonight” reported that UFC President Dana White confirmed the match-up will take place at an upcoming fight card. A date and venue for the championship bout is currently in the works.
Johnson (22-2-1) has been untouchable since winning the 125-pound crown. In his last outing, “Mighty Mouse” went one second short of being in a 25-minute fight when he tapped out Kyoji Horiguchi at UFC 186 in April. The win was his eight in a row and sixth straight title defense.
Dodson (17-6) has reeled off three in a row, most recently topping Zach Makovsky at UFC 187 last month. The bout was Johnson’s return from injury after suffering an ACL injury in 2014 and undergoing surgery.
The two flyweight standouts have met before. In Johnson’s first title defense, he fought Dodson in what many consider the toughest test the champion has seen in the division.
MMAWeekly.com will update with the date and location of the championship bout as more information becomes available.