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John Lineker-John Dodson Collide At UFC Fight Night 96

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The main event for the UFC’s return to Portland is now set, as John Lineker welcomes John Dodson back to the bantamweight division.

Set for October 1 from the Moda Center in Oregon, the card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1.

Lineker (28-7) has secured his standing in the division with five consecutive wins, highlighted by a recent knockout of former title contender Michael McDonald. The Brazilian is 9-2 overall inside the Octagon.

Dodson (18-7) is a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter and two-time UFC flyweight title challenger. Both times, though, he was bested by Demetrious Johnson. Other than those defeats, though, Dodson is 7-0 with the UFC.

Below is the current lineup:

Bantamweight: John Dodson vs. John Lineker

Lightweight: Will Brooks vs. Alex Oliveira

Lightweight: Josh Burkman vs. Bobby Green

Flyweight: Louis Smolka vs. Sergio Pettis

Heavyweight: Walt Harris vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov

Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. Tamdan McCrory

Light Heavyweight: Luis Henrique da Silva vs. Joachim Christensen

Female Bantamweight: Kelly Faszholz vs. Ketlen Vieria

Featherweight: Hacran Dias vs. Brian Ortega