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John Dodson to fight Pedro Munhoz at UFC Belem

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John Dodson in action against John Lineker at UFC Portland
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“The Magician” is taking his act to Brazil for the first time.

John Dodson is set to fight Pedro Munhoz in a bantamweight bout at UFC Belem on Feb. 3. Officials announced the bout on Thursday following an initial report by Combate’s .

This will be just the third time Dodson (19-9) has fought outside of North America, with his last international appearance taking place at a show in the Dominican Republic back in December 2010. The two-time UFC flyweight title challenger is 2-2 since moving up to the 135-pound division. In his most recent outing this past November, Dodson lost a split decision to Marlon Moraes.

For Munhoz (15-2, 1 NC), this will be the fifth time in nine UFC appearances that he has fought in Brazil, though the other four instances took place in his hometown of Sao Paulo. Munhoz has won four straight bouts, with three of those coming by way of guillotine choke including a first-round submission of Rob Font in October.

UFC Fight Night 125 will be headlined by a middleweight bout between former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and Eryk Anders.

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