It was noted during the fight that Dodson was favoring his left hand, and by the third round he wasn’t throwing it much at all.
Following the fights in New Jersey, Dodson’s manager Jahani Curl of Machi Sports and Entertainment confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that his fighter’s hand was broken during the first round of the fight.
Dodson managed to outwork and still score the win over Elliott despite losing one of his primary weapons in the first five minutes of the fight.
The Team Jackson fighter will visit with a doctor later tonight to have his hand checked out for a final diagnosis.
Dodson won the fight against Elliott 29-28 on all of the judges’ scorecards.