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John Dodson has worked his way back into a title fight with UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.

The two will square off next month at UFC 191, but first, you can see Dodson destroy Darrell Montague in the video below:

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In their first meeting, Demetrious Johnson was pushed to the limits by John Dodson.

The reigning UFC flyweight champion will defend his title once more vs. Dodson in September at UFC 191.

In the video below, check out a complete fight replay of that first meeting between Johnson and Dodson:

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It’s not Cowboy Stadium, but Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor have a date.

According to a report by Yahoo! Sports, the two will meet to unify the featherweight title on December 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Aldo, the reigning titleholder, was forced out of a planned fight vs. McGregor due to an injury. The Brazilian is 25-1 in his career and a perfect 7-0 inside the Octagon.

McGregor (18-2) scored his sixth UFC victory when he bested Chad Mendes for the interim title earlier this month.

The UFC put a lot of time and money into the planned UFC 189 main event, including a press tour that took both Aldo and McGregor all across the globe.

UFC president Dana White also confirmed that the Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate bout for the female bantamweight belt “isn’t going to be on” the same card as Aldo-McGregor.

Josh Koscheck

Josh Koscheck was seen as a member of the “old guard” in the UFC, surviving through years of battles after competing on The Ultimate Fighter 1.

The 37-year-old Koscheck, though, left the promotion he had called home since 2005 after a string of five consecutive defeats and no job offer extended to him to end his fighting career.

Recently, the former No. 1 welterweight contender signed with Bellator MMA. He is expected to make his debut later this year.

“I wasn’t going to resign with them because it’s simple,” said Koscheck, during a recent interview with Submission Radio. “You put 27 fights in, you give them 10 years of your life; you’d think that they would have stepped up to the game or stepped up to the plate and put a job offer in front of me.”

Koscheck (17-10) fought twice this year, losing to Erick Silva in March and Jake Ellenberger in February. He spent all of 2014 on the sidelines after 2013 first round knockout losses to current champion Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley.

Despite all that, “Kos” felt he would be treated better by the UFC. He fought – and knocked out – Matt Hughes in 2011 and went the distance vs. Georges St-Pierre for the belt in 2010.

One of the final tipping points came when the UFC offered heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira an executives position within the company and not Koscheck.

“I think I’ve done more for the UFC than Nogueira without a doubt,” he said. “And he gets a job.”

Koscheck also brought up the previous arrangements with the UFC regarding his contract, explaining that he had concerns from his first deal on.

“You know, it was all, if we don’t sign it we’re done, cancelled, ‘X’, kicked out,” he said. “So it’s all documented. Let’s just hope at some point this lawsuit that the UFC is under, this class action lawsuit can get to where it needs to be and the fighters can all get on board with this thing and put ‘em right in their place for forcing them and forcing them to sign things that they didn’t want to sign.

“I can remember back for example coming off The Ultimate Fighter I wanted to have my attorneys and my management look at the contract. And I remember the conversation clearly. It was me sitting in Dana White’s office inside The Ultimate Fighter Gym, and he said to me ‘you’re going to let this F’n manager screw your career up by not signing onto this agreement?’ And you know what I signed? I had to sign an agreement saying that I was signed with the UFC and my fight pay was $5,000 for one year, $5,000 and $5,000 for the first year, $7,000 and $7,000 for the second year, and 10 and 10 for the third year. I fought Georges St-Pierre, the first time I fought him for $10,000.

“So I was stuck in that contract because I got forced to sign it when I wanted my attorneys and my management to look over that agreement and that contract with me. So that’s the pathetic thing.”

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Action heated up the streets of Nashville Saturday night, as UFC Fight Night 73 went down inside the Bridgestone Arena.

Glover Teixeira overcame a hostile environment to submit former University of Tennessee football standout Ovince Saint Preux. The win snapped a two-fight losing skid for the former No. 1 contender to the UFC’s light heavyweight title.

Saint Preux never tapped, going out instead from the hold. Teixeira immediately checked on him after releasing the hold.

In a battle of ranked lightweights, Beneil Dariush scored a stunning upset of Michael Johnson via split decision. Most felt Johnson had controlled the first two rounds, but the judges gave it to Dariush over the No. 5 ranked fighter.

Derek Brunson solidified his standing in the middleweight division, turning back the challenge of Sam Alvey. Brunson uncorked with a left early in the first, following up with shots on the ground to force the stoppage. He’s now 5-1 in his last six, losing only to Yoel Romero.

Heavyweight Jared Rosholt improved to 5-1 with the promotion by earning a decision over Tim Johnson in the lone heavyweight contest on the card.

Amanda Nunes made a name for herself at the expense of Sara McMann, as the Brazilian locked up a rear-naked choke after flooring the former title contender. Nunes earned the first round finish and likely a slot higher up the rankings when they are released.

Ray Borg kicked off the main card with a strong wrestling performance in handing Geane Herrera his first pro loss. Borg, a Top-15 flyweight, used takedowns and slick transitions to overcome a nasty cut on his left eye area.

Uriah Hall put an exclamation point on the prelims, knocking out Oluwake Bamgbose inside of the first three minutes and scoring a finish. The bout was the debut for Bamgbose, a fellow New York City native like Hall.

Chris Camozzi picked up a much-needed decision over Tom Watson, scoring with numerous takedowns and effectively working on the ground.

Dustin Ortiz, fighting for the first time in his home-state under the UFC’s banner, dominated Willie Gates for two-plus rounds before finishing the fight in the third. Ortiz, who went 2-2 last year, rocked Gates with elbows, forcing the referee to step in.

The first decision of the card went to Frankie Saenz, as he claimed a split decision over Sirwan Kakai to begin the televised prelims.

Jonathan Wilson continued to string of early finishes on UFC Fight Pass, knocking out Chris Dempsey. Marlon Vera slipped on a triangle choke, switching to an armbar and earning a second round submission over Roman Salazar.

It was a strong start for Scott Holtzman, as “Hot Sauce” made a triumphant Octagon debut with a third round submission win vs. Anthony Christodoulou. The former Tennessee Volunteer locked up a rear-naked choke after out-striking the Greek through two-plus rounds.

Teixeira and Saint Preux earned “Fight of the Night,” while Vera and Nunes picked up “Performance of the Night” bonuses. All four pocketed an extra $50,000.

The attendance was announced at 7,539 for a live gate of $454,551.

Check out complete results below:

Glover Teixeira def. Ovince Saint Preux via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:10 of Round 3

Beneil Dariush def. Michael Johnson via split unanimous decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Derek Brunson def. Sam Alvey via TKO (strikes) at 2:19 of Round 1

Jared Rosholt def. Tim Johnson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Amanda Nunes def. Sara McMann via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:53 of Round 1

Ray Borg def. Geane Herrera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Uriah Hall def. Oluwake Bamgbose via TKO (strikes) at 2:32 of Round 1

Chris Camozzi def. Tom Watson via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 29-27)

Dustin Ortiz def. Willie Gates via TKO (strikes) at 2:58 of Round 3

Frankie Saenz def. Sirwan Kakai via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)

Jonathan Wilson def. Chris Dempsey via KO (strike) at :50 of Round 1

Marlon Vera def. Roman Salazar via submission (armbar) at 2:15 of Round 2

Scott Holtzman def. Anthony Christodoulou via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:40 of Round 3

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