The UFC’s next big pay-per-view card has added a top-15 bantamweight matchup.
MMA Junkie was first to report the booking.
Dodson recently signed a new five-fight deal with the UFC and looks to build upon a third-round TKO win of Nathaniel Wood at UFC Rio Rancho in February. The two-time flyweight title challenger holds notable wins over T.J. Dillashaw, Pedro Munhoz and Eddie Wineland during his nine-year run with the company, which began with winning season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Dvalishvili entered the top-15 earlier this week following four consecutive victories. In his most recent appearance, “The Machine” picked up a unanimous decision win over short-notice replacement opponent Gustavo Lopez at UFC on ESPN 10. The Georgian fighter also holds promotional wins over Terrion Ware, Brad Katona and Casey Kenney.