|From:||Whittier, CA USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Chino, CA USA|
|Height:||5' 6" ( 167 cm )|
|Weight:||125 lb ( 56 kg )|
The always entertaining John Dodson's explosive punching power is on full display against Darrell Montague at UFC 166. "The Magician" faces John Moraga at Fight Night Albuquerque.Jun 03, 2014 1:28
UFC Fight Night event at the U.S. Bank Arena on May 10, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)May 10, 2014
The UFC Fight Night Brown vs Silva weigh-in event at the U.S. Bank Arena on May 9, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)May 09, 2014
John Dodson discusses his win, and eighth career knockout, over Darrell Montague while heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga reviews his TKO victory over Shawn Jordan.Oct 20, 2013 2:30
TRAINING: Hard work every day.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 15 years old – I started in wrestling, and months after I started training BJJ and Muay Thai. I grew around the sport of boxing, I enjoy fighting, and I chose to do what I love as a career.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? Dana White (without him there would be no MMA) and Bruce Lee
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true – it proves that hard work does pay off.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No.
What was your job before you started fighting? America's Tire Co
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Tachi Palace champion, Gladiator Challenge champion
Favorite grappling technique: Flying armbar
Favorite striking technique: Spinning back fist
• Five wins by KO, five by submission
• Has won four of his last six
• Four first round finishes
• Holds wins over Ulysses Gomez and Mamoru Yamaguchi