John
Dodson
17-6-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 6 fights.
Record: 17-6-0
Summary: Speed, fast hands and feet, explosive

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Magician
From: Albuquerque, NM USA
Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM USA
Age: 29
Height: 5' 3" ( 160 cm )
Weight: 125 lb ( 56 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
645
36% Successful
232
Types of Successful Strikes
0
232
80% Standing
12%
185
28
19
Striking Defense
62
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
12
33% Successful
4
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
82
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
John Dodson Jun 7, 2014
27 1 0 0 R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
John Moraga 8 0 0 0
Win
John Dodson Oct 19, 2013
28 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Darrell Montague 10 0 0 0
Demetrious Johnson Jan 26, 2013
127 5 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
John Dodson 57 1 0 0
Win
John Dodson Oct 5, 2012
33 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Jussier Formiga 9 0 0 0
Win
John Dodson May 5, 2012
80 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Tim Elliott 79 0 0 0
T.J. Dillashaw Dec 3, 2011
2 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
John Dodson 7 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: I do all my strength training and cardio in the morning. Afterwards I do technique training and spar immediately after that. I hit mitts and grapple at night and chill for the rest before I have to repeat it all over again.


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in '02. I was working at Chuck E. Cheese at the time and just so happened that I was the birthday host for Chris Luttrell’s son’s birthday. Some of the guys that were there knew me from wrestling and asked where I was planning to go after high school and wrestle. I told them nowhere and then that’s when they invited me to Jackson’s. The rest of the story is what you see now.


What ranks and titles have you held?
TUF 14 winner

Do you have any heroes? My hero is my mother. She raised my brother and I to be the men that we are today. Strong, independent, and will never give up on our dreams.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's means a lot to me to fight in the UFC. I could be the best at flyweight in the world, but no one will know my name. I'm trying to have my name written in the stars and not washed away in the sands. Being in the UFC will help me with that.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I went to the University of New Mexico and studied Criminology. I haven't got my degree yet.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a Server at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen and instructor at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA gym.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Won tons of Grappler Quests back in the day, was a state champion wrestler in high school, went undefeated as amateur in MMA

Favorite grappling technique: Chokes - it doesn't matter what kind, I like them all.

Favorite striking technique: Jumping head kick

•    Team Miller member on TUF 14

•    Pro since 2004

•    Nine wins by KO, two by submission

•    Faced UFC vet Mike Easton in 2008 bout (lost split decision) and defeated John Moraga in non-UFC bout in 2010

•    Has won eight of his last nine

Career

Trained With

Cub Swanson
Cub Swanson
21-5-0
( W-L-D )
Brian Stann
Brian Stann
12-6-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Mike Easton
Mike Easton
13-5-0
( W-L-D )
T.J. Dillashaw
T.J. Dillashaw
12-2-0
( W-L-D )

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