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UFC Fight Night 96: Last Thing Between John Lineker and Title Shot Is His Weight

John Lineker might be the scariest men’s bantamweight fighter on the UFC roster. You know, if he could consistently be relied upon to actually be a bantamweight. Lineker put both his virtues and faults on display in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 96 main event, ultimately besting John Dodson via entertaining split decision despite missing weight the day before. The outcome of the bout turned largely on Lineker’s heart and chin, and the 26-year-old Brazilian’s power once again proved enough to make even a seasoned veteran like Dodson skittish.
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