At UFC 191, John Lineker made his bantamweight return, after having issues making weight at flyweight, against Francisco Rivera. That fight took Fight of the Night awards, as both Rivera and Lineker engaged in one of the most wild exchanges in MMA that resulted with Lineker rocking Rivera, and then following up with a guillotine choke to end the fight.
Now, Lineker is on a three-fight winning streak at bantamweight and ranked no. 3 in the division. 'Hands of Stone' is scheduled to take on former flyweight and now bantamweight John Dodson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 96. This card will be held on Oct. 1 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.