After a lengthy run at flyweight that included two losses in title
bouts to reigning 125-pound king Demetrious
Johnson, Dodson moved to bantamweight last year. “The Magician”
began his 135-pound campaign with a 47-second stoppage of Manny
Gamburyan at UFC on Fox 19 before suffering a contentious
split-decision defeat to John
Lineker at UFC Fight Night 96 this past October.
Wineland, meanwhile, enters the matchup with Dodson on a two-fight
winning streak after scoring back-to-back technical knockout
victories against Frankie
Saenz and Takeya
Mizugaki in 2016. The 32-year-old Indiana native is 5-5 during
his promotional tenure.