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John Lineker vs. John Dodson to headline UFC Portland event

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The UFC Fight Night event in Portland just got an explosive bantamweight main event.

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

There will be fisticuffs aplenty in Portland on October 1st. After putting together a pretty decent card for their UFC Fight Night event there, they have topped it off with a masterpiece of a main event - John Dodson vs. John Lineker at bantamweight.

The bout was confirmed by the UFC through Fox Sports.

Both men are former flyweight contenders. Dodson (18-7, 7-2 UFC) had two cracks at the flyweight title, but couldn't unseat champion Demetrious Johnson. He decided to move to bantamweight earlier this year and made a splash, stopping Manny Gamburyan in just 37 seconds.

Lineker (28-7, 9-2 UFC) has also looked excellent at 135 pounds, winning all three of  his bouts there since being unable to consistently make the flyweight limit. His last win, arguably the biggest of his career, came when he knocked out former title challenger Michael McDonald in the first round in July. He is on a five-fight winning streak overall.

The event, also known as UFC Fight Night 96, will take place in the Moda Center in Portland on October 1st.