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John Dodson steps onto the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the Oregon Convention Center on September 30, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 222: John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz added

The UFC announced on Jan. 31 that bantamweights John Dodson (19-9-0) and Pedro Munhoz (15-2-0, 1NC) was moved from Belem’s UFC Fight Night 125 to March’s UFC 222 card.

Munhoz missed weight at the UFC Fight Night 125 weigh-ins, while the UFC reversed its initial stance and paid Dodson an unspecified portion of his show money for being ready to go.

Since his loss to flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in 2015, Dodson, 33, has tried to reinvent himself, moving up to 135 pounds but has seen mixed results. Currently ranked No. 8, “The Magician” has split his last four bouts.

Munhoz, 31, submitted Rob Font at UFC Fight Night 119 in October, part of a four fight win streak. He is currently ranked No. 11 in the UFC bantamweight rankings.

UFC 222 is scheduled for Mar. 3 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Current bouts include:

Max Holloway (19-3-0) vs. Frankie Edgar (22-5-1)

John Dodson (19-9-0) vs. Pedro Munhoz (15-2-0, 1NC)

Hector Lombard (34-8-1) vs. C.B. Holloway (16-8-1)

Bryan Caraway (21-7-0) vs. Cody Stamann (16-1-0)

Cat Zingano (9-2-0) vs. Ketlen Viera (9-0-0)

Sean O’Malley (9-0-0) vs. Andre Soukhamthath (12-5-0)

Mackenzie Dern (5-0-0) vs. Ashley Yoder (5-3-0)

Hector Lobard (34-8-1, 2NC) vs. C.B. Dolloway (16-8-1)

More bouts are expected to be announced.



Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.