Ian McCall was set to welcome Scott Jorgensen to the flyweight division, but an injury forced him out of the fight. Now it looks like John Dodson is going to step in his place in what has the makings to be a flyweight war inside the Octagon.
Dodson is coming off an impressive performance at UFC 166 where he was able to dispose of Darrell Montague. This flyweight bout could determine the next title challenger for Demetrious Johnson, so both will be looking for an impressive win.
Coming into this bout, Jorgensen, one of the most powerful punchers in the division, will be making his flyweight debut. He was a successful fighter at bantamweight, but never really strung together enough wins to fight for the belt. This shouldn’t be a problem at flyweight as it’s not full of talent just yet. Jorgensen sports an overall record of 14-7, and he will be looking to get the biggest win of his career against Dodson.
Dodson is one of the most explosive, powerful punchers in the flyweight division. This was clear in his latest win over Montague. Dodson has fought for the title before, but came up just short as Johnson was able to stifle him up against the cage on several occasions. Dodson will look to end the fight early against Jorgensen in hopes of getting another title shot.
This fight should be exciting whether it takes place on the feet or on the ground. A lot is one the line in this flyweight bout, so both will be fighting with a sense of desperation.