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