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UFC Phoenix: Put John Dodson in coach, he’s ready to play

UFC Fight Night: Teixeira v Evans Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The upcoming UFC Fight Night 103 mixed martial arts (MMA) event — which is set to go down on Jan. 15, 2017 inside Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona — is short one fight, after the previously-lippy Bryan Caraway withdrew from his bantamweight showdown against Jimmie Rivera.

Oh, hello John Dodson.

More on Caraway’s injury here.

Winner of a 19 straight, Rivera (20-1) is coming off an impressive unanimous decision victory over since-retired Urijah Faber at UFC 203 a couple months back. Dodson (18-8), meanwhile, abandoned the 125-pound weight class to try his luck as a bantamweight, recently dropping a split-decision nod to the venerable John Lineker.

Rivera vs. Dodson ... who wants it?

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