When it comes to John Lineker and Jon Dodson, the chin was mightier than the fist at UFC Fight Night 96.
Try as they might, both fighters who are known for immense power were unable to score the knockout, but Lineker did enough to earn the nod on two judges' scorecards. He won a split decision to close the night out and take a big step in the bantamweight title picture.
UFC on Fox tweeted out the official scores:
Lineker also took his time in the spotlight to call for the bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, despite missing weight for the fifth time in his UFC career, per MMA Fighting:
Both knockout artists got off to a bit of a slow start.
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