“The Magician” is up to his old tricks.
The outcome was in question heading into the third as Dodson’s typically elusive style gave Wood problems, while Wood was able to score with consistent pressure as he tried to pin Dodson down. Rather than risk extending the first losing streak of his career, the 35-year-old Dodson pounced in the final round, landing a sharp counter left hook before finishing with strikes on the ground.
The official time of the stoppage was 0:16 into round three.
It was the first finish for Dodson since a TKO-win over Manny Gamburyan back in April 2016. He improves to 10-6 in the UFC and 21-11 overall, while Wood (16-4) suffers his first loss in four Octagon appearances.