UFC on FX 5 live blog: John Dodson vs. Jussier Formiga

The opening bout of the night for the FX broadcast of UFC on FX 5 is John Dodson vs. Jussier Formiga. This is a flyweight fight, meaning 125 pounds. The winner of this bout earns a title shot against champion Demetrious Johnson. This bout is scheduled for three, five-minute rounds. The referee in charge of the action is Daryl Guthmiller.

Round 1: Dodson opens southpaw, Formiga is orthodox. Through a minute of action neither fighter lands much as they look to establish timing and range. Dodson misses with a left and eats a small right from Fomiga. Formiga lands another counterpunch, but no one has landed with any authority yet. Dodson landed several nice body shots with a left straight. Formiga attempts a double and Dodson breaks it immediately. Right straight connects for Formiga. He attempts another double, but Dodson shrugs it off. Dodson catches a kick and tries his trademark sweep where he kicks out the posting leg, but he can't get it.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Formiga

Round 2: Dodson whiffs with an overhand left and shrugs off a takedown from Formiga. Short outside leg kick from the mark for Dodson. Lots of missed punches from both fighters. Formiga attempts another double and can't get it, then eats an uppercut to the body for his efforts. Then out of nowhere a left hand drops Formiga. Dodson is hesitant to follow Formiga to the ground and eventually Formiga scrambles to his feet. Another left hand drops Formiga and Dodson pounces. Formiga goes bellydown and tries to cover up, but is doing nothing to stop Dodson. The referee is left with no choice but to step in.

John Dodson def. Jussier Formiga by TKO (ref stoppage) at 4:35 of round 2

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