Complete UFC Fight Night 96 Results: Big Upset, Lineker vs. Dodson, Will Brooks Injury

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Main Card (Fox Sports 1, 11pm EST.)

#3 John Lineker def. #10 John Dodson by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

Alex Oliveira def. Will Brooks by TKO via strikes (3:30, R3)

Zak Ottow def. Joshua Burkman by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Brandon Moreno def. #9 Louis Smolka by submission via guillotine choke (2:23, R1)

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2, 9pm EST.)

Luis Henrique Da Silva def. Joachin Christensen by submission via arm bar (4:43, R2)

Andre Fili def. #12 Hacran Dias by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Walt Harris by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Keita Nakamura by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 7:15pm EST.)

Nate Marquardt def. Tamdan McCrory by KO via head kick (4:44, R2)

Ion Cutelaba def. Jonathan Wilson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Curtis Blaydes def. Cody East by TKO via elbow strikes (2:02, R2)

Ketlen Vieira def. Kelly Faszholz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Full Round By Round Recap

Kelly Faszholz vs. Ketlen Vieira

Round One: The round begins with Vieira attacking Faszholz with a punching combination, Vieira catches a kick from Faszholz and they clinch on the cage wall. The fighters exchange some knee strikes while in the clinch before breaking away from each other, Vieira starts attacking Faszholz with some leg kicks. Vieira nails a kicking Faszholz with a counter right hook, Faszholz trips up a kicking Vieira before attacking her with a knee strike. Vieira eats an elbow strike from Faszholzbefore scoring the takedown, Vieira starts popping Faszholz with some ground and pound. Faszholz tries pushing Vieira off of her and Vieira nails her with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vieira

Round Two: The round begins with Faszholz attacking Vieira with a leg kick, Faszholz lands a right before kicking Vieira in the upper body. Vieira scores a takedown on a kicking Faszholz and she gets the full guard, Vieira postures up after landing a few strikes on Faszholz, Vieira eventually settles back into the full guard position after posturing up. Faszholz eventually shoves Vieira off of her and Vieira quickly regains the full guard again, the referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Faszholz nailing Vieira with a pair of rights and a knee strike, Vieira gains another takedown on a kicking Faszholz and she gets the full guard again. The referee again stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vieira (Overall Score: 20-18 for Vieira)

Round Three: The round begins with Faszholz pressuring Vieira by landing her punching combinations, Vieira nails a swinging Faszholz with a counter strike combination of her own. Faszholz responds by catching Vieira with a few more rights to the face, Faszholz backs Vieira into the cage wall by landing another multiple punch combination. Faszholz holds Vieira against the cage wall while landing a knee strike to the midsection, Vieira looks for the takedown as Faszholz nails her with another right. Faszholz separrates from Vieira before landing another combo, Vieira then clocks Faszholz with a counter left hook. Faszholz grabs Vieira and she nails her with a trio of knee strikes, Vieira scores a takedown on Faszholz and she gets the full guard. Vieira transitions to back control on Faszholz, Faszholz spins to her back and Vieira holds her against the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Faszholz (Final Score: 29-28 for Vieira)

Official Result: Ketlen Vieira def. Kelly Faszholz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Cody East vs. Curtis Blaydes

Round One: The round begins with Blaydes quickly nailing East with a right, the fighters also exchange a few leg kicks as well. Blaydes scores a takedown and Eats quickly scrambles to his feet, East then cracks a jabbing Blaydes with a counter right. Blaydes scores a takedown on East and he gets side control, Blaydes quickly starts attacking East with some ground and pound. Blaydes transitions to the half guard while landing more strikes on East, East wall walks to his feet and Blaydes nails him with a knee strike. East rocks a swinging Blaydes with a counter strike combination, Blaydes recovers by scoring a takedown on East and he gets the full mount. East causes another scramble to get thee fight standing again, East scores a takedown on Blaydes and both men get right back to their feet. Blaydes scores another takedown on East and he gets the open guard, Blaydes transitions to the half guard on East. The referee decides to stand the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with East nailing a kicking Blaydes with a counter right. East comes forward and rocks Blaydes with a punching combination, East scores a takedown on Blaydes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Blaydes

Round Two: The round begins with both fighters catching each other with rights, East then hits a kicking Blaydes with a counter right. Blaydes scores a takedown on East and he gets the open guard, Blaydes starts attacking East with some ground and pound. Blaydes transitions to back control on East while landing a ton of elbow strikes to his midsection and head until the referee is forced to jump in.

Official Result: Curtis Blaydes def. Cody East by TKO via elbow strikes (2:02, R2)

Jonathan Wilson vs. Ion Cutelaba

Round One: The round begins with Cutelaba attacking Wilson with an overhand right, Cutelaba backs Wilson into the cage wall with a punching combination. Wilson holds Cutelaba against the cage wall before eating a knee strike, Cutelaba eats a left before nailing Wilson with a right uppercut. Cutelaba follows that up by cracking Wilson with a knee strike to the midsection, Wilson responds by catching Cutelaba with a straight left. Wilson again clinches with Cutelaba for a few moments, Cutelaba breaks free and nails Wilson with a right to the midsection. Cutelaba then attacks Wilson with a spinning elbow strike, Cutelaba continues pressuring Wilson with a trio of rights followed by a kick to the midsection. Wilson then hits a swinging Cutelaba with a kick to the midsection, Cutelaba barely lands a spinning back fist on Wilson. Cutelaba changes his attack up by nailing Wilson with a leg kick, Wilson recovers to hit Cutelaba with a straight left and a leg kick. Cutelaba holds Wilson against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cutelaba

Round Two: The round begins with Cutelaba accidentally kicking Wilson low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Wilson attacking Cutelaba with a head kick. Wilson then cracks an incoming Cutelaba with a straight left, Cutelaba starts attacking Wilson with a few leg kicks. Cutelaba ducks down and Wilson nails him with another head kick attempt, Cutelaba responds by attempting a spinning back fist on Wilson. Cutelaba backs Wilson into the cage wall with a multiple punch combination, Wilson tries escaping and Cutelaba attempts another spinning back fist. Cutelaba continues his attack by nailing Wilson with a pair of rights before eating a counter right, Cutelaba backs Wilson into the cage wall before landing a knee strike. Cutelaba goes for another spinning back fist before landing an uppercut, Wilson recovers to nail Cutelaba with a straight left. Wilson keeps the pressure on Cutelaba by landing a three punch combination, Cutelaba starts looking for the takedown on Wilson. Wilson backs up Cutelaba by landing a bunch of straight lefts on him, Cutelaba lands a combo of his own as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cutelaba (Overall Score: 20-18 for Cutelaba)

Round Three: The round begins with Wilson cracking Cutelaba with a two punch combination, Cutelaba tries slowing Wilson down by landing leg kicks on him. Cutelaba cracks an incoming Wilson with a looping left, Wilson nails a ducking Cutelaba with a high kick. Cutelaba responds by nailing Wilson with a short right, Wilson begins to land some leg kicks of his own on Cutelaba. Cutelaba backs Wilson into the cage wall while landing a striking combination, Wilson creates a little space before Cutelaba attacks him with another combination. Wilson again nails Cutelaba with a high kick that gets blocked, Cutelaba responds by hitting Wilson with a pair of rights. Wilson responds by landing a kick to the midsection of Cutelaba, Wilson runs from Cutelaba after eating a right. Cutelaba chases Wilson around the cage while landing some rights and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cutelaba (Final Score: 30-27 for Cutelaba)

Official Result: Ion Cutelaba def. Jonathan Wilson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Nate Marquardt vs. Tamdan McCrory

Round One: The round begins with Marquardt attacking McCrory with a leg kick, McCrory backs up Marquardt with a four punch combo followed by a head kick attempt. McCrory attacks Marquardt with another head kick attempt before eating more leg kicks, McCrory comes forward and he lands a right on Marquardt. Marquardt scores a takedown and McCrory catches him in a guillotine choke, Marquardt escapes the choke to maintain top position. McCrory starts hunting for some submissions while on his back, Marquardt escapes a triangle choke attempt from McCrory again to keep top position. McCrory continues with his submission attempts as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for McCrory

Round Two: The round begins with McCrory nailing Marquardt with a leg kick, Marquardt backs up McCrory by landing a left to his midsection. Marquardt nails a kicking McCrory with a counter right, Marquardt barely connects with the push kick on McCrory. Marquardt backs up McCrory after hitting him with a kick to the midsection, Marquardt continues landing his leg kicks on McCrory. McCrory backs Marquardt into the cage wall by landing a punching combination, Marquardt scores a takedown on McCrory and he gets the full guard. Marquardt starts nailing McCrory with a little ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Marquardt nailing McCrory with a right followed by a head kick that puts him out cold.

Official Result: Nate Marquardt def. Tamdan McCrory by KO via head kick (4:44, R2)

The action will be continuing on Page Two with the Fox Sports 2 portion of the preliminary card…

Keita Nakamura vs. Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos

Round One: The round begins with Dos Santos quickly cracking Nakamura with a head kick, Nakamura scores a takedown on Dos Santos and he gets him in the seated position. Dos Santos wall walks to his feet with Nakamura holding onto him, Nakamura drags Dos Santos back to the ground and he gets back control. Nakamura starts nailing Dos Santos with some ground and pound, Nakamura transitions to the full mount on Dos Santos. Dos Santos scrambles and Nakamura winds up in his full guard, Dos Santos tries scrambling and Nakamura regains back control on him. Dos Santos shakes Nakamura off of him to get the fight standing again, Dos Santos comes forward and he attacks Nakamura with a punching combination. Dos Santos catches Nakamura with a few rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nakamura

Round Two: The round begins with Nakamura attacking Dos Santos with a high kick, Nakamura is rocked after that by a punching combination from Dos Santos. Dos Santos follows that up by landing a right to the midsection of Nakamura, Dos Santos continues catching a swinging Nakamura with counter punches. Nakamura looks for the takedown as Dos Santos nails him with a knee strike to the midsection, Nakamura scores the takedown on Dos Santos and he gets back control. Nakamura transitions to the half guard on Dos Santos after landing a few strikes, Dos Santos finds a way to his feet and he catches Nakamura with a multiple punch combination. Dos Santos also stats nailing Nakamura with some leg kicks, Dos Santos backs up Nakamura after landing a two punch combination and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dos Santos (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Dos Santos quickly popping Nakamura with a right, Dos Santos also nails Nakamura with a spinning kick to the upper body. Nakamura eats a left before attacking Dos Santos with a high kick, Nakamura accidentally kicks Dos Santos low and the fight is momentarily halted. The action resumes with Nakamura scoring a takedown on a swinging Dos Santos, Nakamura quickly gains the half guard on Dos Santos. Dos Santos scrambles to his feet and then he scores a takedown on Nakamura, Dos Santos catches Nakamura in the arm triangle choke. Nakamura escapes as Dos Santos gains the back control position, Dos Santos drops for the Peruvian necktie and Nakamura escapes. Nakamura scrambles and he manages to get back control on Dos Santos, Dos Santos shakes Nakamura off of him and lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dos Santos (Final Score: 29-28 for Dos Santos)

Official Result: Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Keita Nakamura by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Walt Harris

Round One: The round begins with Abdurakhimov attacking Harris with a leg kick, Abdurakhimov barely connects with a right on Harris. Harris throws a kick and Abdurakhimov scores the takedown on him, Abdurakhimov quickly gains back control and he lands a few shots on Harris. Harris scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing, Harris then cracks Abdurakhimov with a front kick to the midsection. Abdurakhimov looks for the takedown as Harris cracks him with a knee strike, Abdurakhimov decides to just hold Harris against the cage wall until he is nailed with a knee strike. Abdurakhimov charges at Harris and he lands a trio of rights, the fighters have a brief striking exchange in the center of the cage. Abdurakhimov then cracks Harris with a spinning back fist, the fighters stare each other down as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Abdurakhimov

Round Two: The round begins with Abdurakhimov nailing Harris with some leg kicks, the fighters take a few swings at each other and nothing lands. Abdurakhimov goes for a spinning back fist and he trips on the attempt, Harris catches him in a guillotine choke when he stood back up. Abdurakhimov finds a way to escape and get the fight back to the feet as well, Abdurakhimov goes right back to nailing Harris with leg kicks. Harris goes for a head kick and Abdurakhimov nails him with a right, Abdurakhimov charges at Harris and he gets caught eating a knee strike. Abdurakhimov nails a ducking Harris with a spinning back fist that is followed by a spinning back kick to the midsection, Harris starts landing a few leg kicks of his own on Abdurakhimov. Abdurakhimov comes forward and Harris catches him with a front kick to the belly, Abdurakhimov lands a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Abdurakhimov (Overall Score: 20-18 for Abdurakhimov)

Round Three: The round begins with Abdurakhimov charging at Harris and he lands a right, Abdurakhimov goes right back to attacking Harris with a leg kick. Harris responds by nailing Abdurakhimov with leg kicks of his own, Harris starts working Abdurakhimov with the jab. Abdurakhimov eats a few shots as he nails Harris with a punching combination, Harris hits an incoming Abdurakhimov with a short right hook. Abdurakhimov recovers and he catches Harris with a right hook of his own, Abdurakhimov starts attacking Harris with multiple punch combinations. Abdurakhimov holds Harris against the cage wall as the two exchange knee strikes, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Abdurakhimov (Final Score: 30-27 for Abdurakhimov)

Official Result: Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Walt Harris by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#12 Hacran Dias vs. Andre Fili

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Fili then cracks a kicking Dias with a counter left. Fili starts attacking Dias with some leg kicks, Dias chases Fili around the cage while throwing combinations. Dias starts hunting for the takedown on Fili, Fili drops Dias with a combination and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes on the ground. Dias recovers and he holds Fili up against the cage wall, Dias scores a takedown on Fili and he gets side control. Fili is able to shove Dias off of him to get the fight standing again, Fili goes back to attacking Dias with leg kicks. Fili avoids a few shots from Dias before landing a kick to his midsection, Fili holds Dias up against the cage wall while landing a knee strike and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fili

Round Two: The round begins with Fili quickly nailing Dias with a left, Fili follows that up by kicking Dias in the midsection. Dias recovers and pops a swinging Fili with a counter right, Dias grabs Fili and he scores the takedown. Dias eventually gains the half guard position on Fili while landing the occasional strike, Fili causes a scramble to get the fight standing again. Fili and Dias exchange some leg kicks, Fili winds up scoring a takedown on Dias and he gets the half guard. Dias rolls for the arm bar and Fili slams him to free his arm, Fili postures up and kicks away at the legs of a downed Dias. Dias trips up a kicking Fili and that creates an opening for him to stand back up, Dias cracks Fili with a combination after eating a kick to the midsection. Fili scores a takedown on Dias as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fili (Overall Score: 20-18 for Fili)

Round Three: The round begins with Fili jabbing away to keep Dias at range, Dias starts hunting for the takedown on Fili. Fili avoids a few strikes from Dias before cracking him with a left, Dias scores the takedown on Fili and he gets the full guard. Dias starts nailing Fili with a little ground and pound, Dias briefly postures up before settling back in the full guard of Fili. Fili trips up Dias and that gives him an opportunity to stand back up, Dias immediately scores another takedown on Fili and he gets side control. Fili spins Dias and he finds himself in top position, Fili lands a few strikes on Dias as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dias (Final Score: 29-28 for Fili)

Official Result: Andre Fili def. Hacran Dias by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Luis Henrique Da Silva vs. Joachim Christensen

Round One: The round begins with Da Silva attacking Christensen with a leg kick followed by a punching combination, Christensen charges at Da Silva while throwing a combination. Da Silva holds Christensen against the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes, Da Silva also attacks Christensen with some dirty boxing while in the clinch. Christensen breaks free and he eats a head kick attempt from Da Silva, Christensen recovers and he hits Da Silva with a push kick. Da Silva rocks Christensen with a right before tripping him up and causing him to crash to the mat below, Da Silva allows Christensen to get back to his feet. Da Silva eats a few jabs after cracking Christensen with a two punch combination, Christensen recovers to crack Da Silva with an uppercut. Da Silva rocks a swinging Christensen with a counter right that is followed by a knee strike, Da Silva then hits Christensen with a kick to the midsection. Christensen looks for the takedown as Da Silva hits him with a head kick, Christensen holds Da Silva on the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Da Silva

Round Two: The round begins with Da Silva peppering Christensen with a few jabs, Christensen responds by cracking Da Silva with a trio of rights. Da Silva recovers and he lands a pair of rights to the rib cage of Christensen, Da Silva follows those up by nailing Christensen with a spinning elbow strike. Da Silva holds Christensen in the clinch while landing a few knee strikes, Christensen breaks free to attack Da Silva with two punch combinations. Christensen drops Da Silva with one of those combinations, Christensen starts attacking Da Silva with some ground and pound. Da Silva tries to scramble and Christensen cracks him with more strikes, Da Silva finally gets top position on Christensen after another scramble. Da Silva quickly gains the full mount on Christensen, Da Silva lands a few shots before catching Christensen in the arm bar to force a tap out.

Official Result: Luis Henrique Da Silva def. Joachin Christensen by submission via arm bar (4:43, R2)

The action will be continuing on Page Three with the Main Card on Fox Sports 1…

#9 Louis Smolka vs. Brandon Moreno

Round One: The round begins with Smolka attacking Moreno with a high kick, Smolka then hits Moreno with a kick to the midsection. Moreno scores a takedown on Smolka and he gets the half guard, Smolka eventually forces Moreno into his full guard. Smolka peppers Moreno with a few strikes while on his back, Moreno attacks Smolka with some ground and pound. Smolka scrambles to his feet and he immediately scores a takedown on Moreno, Moreno catches Smolka in the guillotine choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Brandon Moreno def. Louis Smolka by submission via guillotine choke (2:23, R1)

Joshua Burkman vs. Zak Ottow

Round One: The round begins with the fighters nailing each other with a few leg kicks, Ottow then decides to attack Burkman with a head kick. Ottow eats a shot before nailing Burkman with a right hook, Ottow and Burkman continue exchanging leg kicks. Ottow cracks a leaping Burkman with a right to the midsection, Ottow backs up Burkman after landing a three strike combination. Burkman tries attacking a swinging Ottow with a counter left, Ottow accidentally kicks Burkman low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Ottow nailing Burkman with more leg kicks, Burkman and Ottow exchange some high kicks as well. Ottow then cracks Burkman with a kick to the midsection that is followed by an overhand right, Ottow eats a kick before kicking Burkman in the midsection. Burkman decides to just crack Ottow with a right to the midsection, Ottow responds with a standing elbow strikes on Burkman as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ottow

Round Two: The round begins with Burkman cracking Ottow with a short right hook, Ottow responds by nailing Burkman with some leg kicks. Burkman backs up Ottow for a moment by landing a kick to the midsection, Ottow comes forward and Burkman cracks him with a high kick. Ottow charges at Burkman to land a kick to his midsection, Burkman responds by hitting Ottow with a right hook and leg kick. Burkman follows that up by attacking Ottow with a knee strike to the midsection, Burkman then hits Ottow with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Ottow recovers and he hits a swinging Burkman with a counter right, Ottow follows that up by hitting Burkman with a two punch combination followed by a knee strike. Burkman eats some more shots from Ottow before landing a counter right, Burkman goes for a spinning attack on Ottow as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ottow (Overall Score: 20-18 for Ottow)

Round Three: The round begins with Ottow quickly attacking Burkman with more leg kicks, Ottow then cracks Burkman with a high kick followed by a right. Ottow nails Burkman with a kick to the midsection after getting hit with a left, Ottow comes forward and he nails Burkman with a two punch combination. Burkman grabs Ottow and he holds him against the cage wall while looking for the takedown, Burkman scores a takedown on Ottow and he gets the half guard. Ottow scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Ottow then cracks Burkman with a right before eating a straight left. Ottow lands a kick to the midsection of Burkman before scoring a takedown, Ottow looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Burkman (Final Score: 29-28 for Ottow)

Official Result: Zak Ottow def. Joshua Burkman by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#11 Will Brooks vs. Alex Oliveira

Round One: The round begins with Oliveira attacking Brooks with leg kicks, Oliveira holds Brooks against the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes. Brooks returns the favor by hitting Oliveira with a few knee strikes as well, Oliveira continues hunting for the takedown on Brooks. Brooks scores a takedown on Oliveira and he gets the half guard, Oliveira wall walks to his feet with Brooks holding onto him. Brooks scores another takedown and Oliveira instantly gets back to his feet, Oliveira then holds Brooks against the cage wall again. Brooks spins Oliveira to hold him against the cage wall, Oliveira drops from the guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Oliveira

Round Two: The round begins with Oliveira attempting to attack Brooks with some knee strikes, Oliveira lands a front kick to the face of Brooks. Brooks scores a takedown on Oliveira and he gets the full mount, Brooks transitions to back control on Oliveira. Oliveira scrambles to his feet with Brooks remaining on his back, Oliveira is able to shake Brooks off of his back and he holds him against the cage wall. Oliveira scores a takedown and Brooks pops back up to his feet, Oliveira scores another takedown on Brooks and he gets the open guard. Oliveira starts attacking Brooks with some ground and pound, Brooks scrambles to his feet and Oliveira holds him against the cage wall. Brooks finds a way to get behind Oliveira to score a takedown, Oliveira scrambles to his feet with Brooks on his back. Oliveira is able to shake Brooks off of his back again, Brooks holds Oliveira against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Brooks (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Oliveira briefly dropping a kicking Brooks with a counter right, Brooks gets up and Oliveira holds him against the cage wall. Oliveira scores a takedown on Brooks and he gets the half guard, Brooks scrambles to his feet and Oliveira puts him up against the cage wall. Oliveira attacks Brooks with knee strikes as he holds him along the cage wall, Oliveira scores a takedown on Brooks and he gets the half guard. Oliveira attacks Brooks with a ton of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Alex Oliveira def. Will Brooks by TKO via strikes (3:30, R3)

#3 John Lineker vs. #10 John Dodson

Round One: The round begins with Dodson nailing Lineker with some leg kicks, Lineker responds by catching Dodson with a right. Lineker also starts attacking Dodson with some leg kicks as well, Dodson lands more leg kicks and a kick to the midsection of Lineker. Dodson barely hits Lineker with a front kick to the midsection, Dodson eats a right before nailing Lineker with a kick to the midsection. Lineker starts hitting a kicking Dodson with rights to the midsection, Dodson cracks Lineker with a head kick. Lineker recovers to hit Dodson with a right followed by a kick to the midsection, Doodson briefly puts Lineker on the ground with a trip takedown. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dodson

Round Two: The round begins with Lineker attacking Dodson with a plethora of kicks, Dodson responds by catching Lineker with some leg kicks. Dodson dances around Lineker while peppering him with jabs, Lineker goes for a knee strike and Dodson cracks him with a straight left. Lineker then cracks Dodson with a pair of right hooks, Dodson accidentally kicks Lineker low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Lineker cracking a charging Dodson with a counter strike combination, Lineker follows that up by landing a left hook on Dodson. Lineker charges at Dodson and they both throw strikes, Dodson starts hitting Lineker with leg kicks as well. Dodson comes forward and he hits Lineker with a pair of lefts, Lineker responds by hitting Dodson with a three punch combo as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dodson (Overall Score: 20-18 for Dodson)

Round Three: The round begins with Dodson nailing Lineker with a two kick combination, Lineker starts nailing Dodson with leg kicks. Lineker charges at Dodson while throwing a punching combination, Lineker follows that up by clobbering Dodson with a huge punching combination. The fighters continue attacking each other with their punching combos, Lineker then pops Dodson with a two punch combination. Dodson starts coming forward on Lineker while throwing two punch combos, Lineker rocks Dodson with a right hook that is followed by a left to the body. Dodson recovers and he clobbers Lineker with a head kick, Lineker chases Dodson around the cage while throwing wild striking combinations. Dodson goes for a takedown and Lineker looks for a front choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lineker (Overall Score: 29-28 for Dodson)

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters having a wild striking exchange near the cage wall, Lineker then hits Dodson with a leg kick followed by a right. Dodson then hits a swinging Lineker with a counter left, Dodson again catches Lineker with a counter strike combination. Dodson is starting to nail Lineker with a bunch of lefts, Lineker ducks his head and just swings away at Dodson. Lineker avoids a takedown before attacking Dodson with more combinations, Lineker then hits Dodson with a two punch combo to the midsection. Lineker rocks Dodson badly with a plethora of strikes to the midsection, Dodson tries running and Lineker lands another huge combo on him. Lineker then hits a kicking Dodson with a counter left, Lineker continues focusing his attack of the midsection of Dodson. The fighters exchange a few kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lineker (Overall Score: 38-38 for Draw)

Round Five: The round begins with Dodson slipping from a leg kick while nailing Lineker with a left, Lineker barely misses an overhand right on Dodson. Lineker charges at Dodson while throwing combinations, Lineker chases Dodson around the cage while winging as many shots as he can. Lineker starts attacking Dodson with a few lefts as well, Dodson tries slowing Lineker down by landing some leg kicks. Dodson then cracks Lineker with a left hook to the chin, Lineker traps Dodson on the cage wall and he lands a huge striking combination on him. Dodson briefly gets back control on a standing Lineker and they exchange a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lineker (Final Score: 48-47 for Lineker)

Official Result: John Lineker def. John Dodson by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

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