John Dodson continued his comeback campaign earlier today (Saturday, December 31, 2022) at Bellator MMA against RIZIN from inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan when the former Ultimate title challenger Fighting Championship (UFC) flattened flyweight Hideo Tokoro with a first-round TKO (punches).
Before the action even started, fight fans were faced with a hilarious mistake during the RIZIN broadcast. Dodson, who is notoriously a short fighter, decided to sign up at 6’2” for the official introductions. That’s almost a full foot from his true height of 5’3″. Pretty funny stuff. Check it out below:
As for the action itself, Dodson was just too fast for Tokoro to keep up with. Just over 90 seconds down, “Magician” found himself chasing Tokoro around the cage looking to connect with a combination. Dodson found a home for a left hand along the ropes before a barrage of short ground strikes to keep Tokoro away. It was quite impressive. Check it out below:
Dodson, 38, pushes his record to 2-0 in 2022 after losing his previous two fights before that. The former UFC contender is a long way from his early fighting years, but Dodson is still one of the fastest flyweights in the world today and a veteran who can still produce memorable performances like this.
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