John Dodson's Blogs

  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson - Prelims
    Angela Hill vs. Rose Namajunas; Albert Tumenov vs. Alan Jouban; Ali Bagautinov vs. Joseph Benavidez; Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez. From the Toyota Center in Houston.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Maia vs. LaFlare - Andre Fili vs. Godofredo Pepey; Alex Oliveira vs. Gilbert Burns; Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes; Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos; Josh Koscheck vs. Erick Silva; Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare. From Rio de Janeiro.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Dodson - The UFC's first-ever Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, makes his first title defense against John Dodson, winner of The Ultimate Fighter at Bantamweight.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2015

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Forrest Griffin - Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 1, Forrest Griffin takes us through his life, inside and outside of the Octagon.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 4: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: A Faithless Foe - After a frustrating fight, a coach loses his cool on a fighter in front of the team; Urijah and Conor argue over coaching styles; a member of Team Faber skips practice and the third preliminary match eliminates another fighter from the competition.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2015

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Forrest Griffin - Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 1, Forrest Griffin takes us through his life, inside and outside of the Octagon.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Faber - Levan Makashvili vs. Mark Eddiva; Yui Chul Nam vs. Phillipe Nover; Neil Magny vs. Hyun Gyu Lim; Luke Barnatt vs. Mark Munoz; Costas Philippou vs. Gegard Mousasi; Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber. From Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Attack Mode - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Jumior Dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Warriors Collide

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Attack Mode - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Forrest Griffin - Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 1, Forrest Griffin takes us through his life, inside and outside of the Octagon.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    UFC 187 - Get an inside look at UFC 187, one of the best top-to-bottom fight cards in MMA history, featuring two world championship bouts: Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title; Chris Weidman against Vitor Belfort.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Warriors Collide

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson - Prelims
    Angela Hill vs. Rose Namajunas; Albert Tumenov vs. Alan Jouban; Ali Bagautinov vs. Joseph Benavidez; Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez. From the Toyota Center in Houston.

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  • UFC 191 ‘Embedded’ Episode 3 By: Mike Fridley

    On Episode 3 of UFC 191 Embedded, take a monumental journey with John Dodson.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    3:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2014: Andre Berto vs. Steve Chambers From Sept. 6, 2014.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 - Inside the training camps ahead of UFC 191.

    4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2007: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Oscar De La Hoya takes on Floyd Mayweather Jr. for the WBC super welterweight title. From May 5, 2007 in Las Vegas.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Machida vs. Rockhold

    5:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2007: Ricky Hatton vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Ricky Hatton challenges Floyd Mayweather Jr. for the WBC welterweight title. From Dec. 8, 2007 in Las Vegas.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Prelims
    Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki; Jorge Masvidal vs. James Krause; Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson; John Howard vs. Brian Ebersole. From Las Vegas.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Sanctioned - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Dodson - The UFC's first-ever Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, makes his first title defense against John Dodson, winner of The Ultimate Fighter at Bantamweight.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Dodson - The UFC's first-ever Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, makes his first title defense against John Dodson, winner of The Ultimate Fighter at Bantamweight.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Middleweights & Light Heavyweights - Kenda Perez hosts as the biggest names in MMA showcase their skills in the WEC Octagon. With Chael Sonnen, Mark Munoz, Brian Stann and more.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Heavyweight Champions

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Moraga - The UFC's first-ever flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, readies for a hometown title defense, while super-tough John Moraga trains to pull off the upset of a lifetime.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 - Inside the training camps ahead of UFC 191.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov - Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson defends his UFC title for the fourth time against Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Dodson
    Demetrious Johnson takes on John Dodson for the flyweight title; Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira; Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone; Ricardo Lamas vs. Erik Koch. From Chicago.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 - Inside the training camps ahead of UFC 191.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Rodriguez, Arlovski, McGregor

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Machida vs. Rockhold

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Machida vs. Rockhold

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Rodriguez, Arlovski, McGregor

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Dodson - The UFC's first-ever Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, makes his first title defense against John Dodson, winner of The Ultimate Fighter at Bantamweight.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Middleweights & Light Heavyweights - Kenda Perez hosts as the biggest names in MMA showcase their skills in the WEC Octagon. With Chael Sonnen, Mark Munoz, Brian Stann and more.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Heavyweight Champions

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Moraga - The UFC's first-ever flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, readies for a hometown title defense, while super-tough John Moraga trains to pull off the upset of a lifetime.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 - Inside the training camps ahead of UFC 191.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov - Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC title for the fourth time against Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Dodson
    Demetrious Johnson takes on John Dodson for the flyweight title; Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira; Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone; Ricardo Lamas vs. Erik Koch. From Chicago.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 - Inside the training camps ahead of UFC 191.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Rodriguez, Arlovski, McGregor

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Onslaught - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Sanctioned - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Machida vs. Rockhold

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Onslaught - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Machida vs. Rockhold

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Sanctioned - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Rodriguez, Arlovski, McGregor

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  • Video: Countdown to UFC 191 ‘Johnson vs. Dodson 2’ By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Ultimate Fighting Championship has released a trio of “Countdown” videos previewing the top bouts on Saturday’s UFC 191 pay-per-view card.

    Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson:


    Andrei Arlovski vs. Frank Mir:


    Anthony Johnson vs. Jimi Manuwa:

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Flyweights

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Jacare vs. Mousasi - From Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Answers

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    2:00 p.m. ET Best of WEC
    Middleweights & Light Heavyweights - Kenda Perez hosts as the biggest names in MMA showcase their skills in the WEC Octagon. With Chael Sonnen, Mark Munoz, Brian Stann and more.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III - A new look at the final chapter of this trilogy. Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos clash for the UFC Heavyweight belt at UFC 166.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 - Inside the training camps ahead of UFC 191.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Rodriguez, Arlovski, McGregor

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 - Inside the training camps ahead of UFC 191.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 - Enhanced fight replay.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Moraga
    Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche; Bobby Voelker vs. Robbie Lawler; Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald; John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Seattle.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Onslaught - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC Fight Night Nashville

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Demetrious Johnson

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 141 Lesnar vs. Overeem - Relive UFC 141, Bock Lesnar versus Alistair Overeem.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2 - Two titles are on the line at UFC 169. In the main event, now-undisputed bantamweight king Renan Barao faces the former WEC champion Urijah Faber. In the co-main event, featherweight Jose Aldo gets his toughest test in the form of Ricardo Lamas.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Answers

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Answers

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Dodson

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  • Full UFC Fight: Demetrious Johnson Wears Down John Dodson By: Tristen Critchfield



    John Dodson gave Demetrious Johnson perhaps the most difficult test of his flyweight title reign, knocking “Mighty Mouse” down once and rocking him on another occasion early on in their UFC on Fox 6 encounter in January 2013. Johnson survived, however, and proceeded to take his foe apart down the stretch to earn a unanimous decision.

    Dodson will attempt to finish what he started against Johnson on Sept. 5, when they square off in the UFC 191 main event.

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  • Full UFC Fight: John Dodson Blasts Darrell Montague By: Tristen Critchfield



    The power that makes John Dodson a dangerous flyweight contender was on full display at UFC 166, as “The Magician” rocked opponent Darrell Montague repeatedly in the opening frame before sending him face first to the canvas with a left hand at the 4:13 mark.

    Dodson will try for a second time to dethrone Demetrious Johnson when the two men square off in the UFC 191 headliner on Sept. 5.

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