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UFC 166 Gains Flyweight Bout Between John Dodson and Darrell Montague

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

Dodson vs Dillashaw TUF14_2613UFC officials on Saturday announced a pivotal flyweight bout between John Dodson and Darrell Montague. The two will square off at UFC 166, a fight card already top heavy with big men.

Cain Velasquez puts his UFC heavyweight championship on the line in the night’s headliner against Junior dos Santos, while Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson are featured in the co-main event.

UFC 166 takes place on Oct. 19 at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Dodson (14-6) is already well established in the Octagon. He won season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter at bantamweight and followed that up with back-to-back victories at flyweight, defeating Tim Elliot and Jussier Formiga.

The only black mark during his UFC tenure was a unanimous decision loss to flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC on Fox 6 in January. That was Dodson’s most recent bout, so he’ll be looking to the Montague fight to get back on the winning track.

Montague (13-2) is unknown to most UFC fans, but is one of the top 125-pounders in the world not yet fighting in the Octagon.

He enters the UFC on a four-fight winning streak, his last loss being to current UFC flyweight Ian McCall nearly two-and-a-half years ago. That loss was the only one in Montague’s last 11 bouts.

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  • Darin

    Despite the failed attempt in his last fight, I still think Dodson is the only Flyweight that poses a threat to Johnson.

  • mmadad1967

    montague will suprise everyone,He has been under the radar for 2 years,He is fast an hits like a truck,he also has a hart of a lion,I have seen him ko guys 30lbs bigger than him,I saw him ko a guy 6 foot 200lbs when he was only 14 years old,he will give dodson all he can handle will win this fight an go on to beat johnson for the title

  • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

    Sounds like a good matchup. Montague is a finisher and I’m glad they matched him up with a dangerous contender like Dodson.

  • shakejunt

    finally! there are a bunch of talented flyweights out there, ufc just needs to start making moves.