UFC Fight Night 96: Fight Card Information and Preview for Portland event


UFC Fight Night 96 will be held on October 1, 2016, at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.

The event will be the second that the organization hosted in Portland, with the first being UFC 102 in August 2009.

The event is expected to be headlined by a bantamweight bout between John Lineker and former two-time UFC Flyweight Championship challenger and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller bantamweight winner John Dodson.

Lineker (28-7 MMA) is currently riding an impressive fight-fight winning streak. Two of those wins came at flyweight before Lineker moved up to bantamweight. Since the move to 135lbs, Lineker has earned a submission win over Francisco Rivera, a unanimous decision win over Rob Font and a KO win over Michael McDonald last time out at UFC Fight Night 91 in Sioux Falls.

Dodson (18-7 MMA) also made the move to bantamweight from flyweight following a second loss to flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 191. Dodson’s 135lbs debut was impressive as he earned a first-round TKO win over Manny Gamburyan at UFC on Fox 19.

The co-main event features a lightweight bout between former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks as he makes his second UFC appearance when he takes on Alex Oliveira.

Check out the full fight card below along with a video preview of the event.

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
John Lineker vs. John Dodson
Will Brooks vs. Alex Oliveira
Joshua Burkman vs. Zak Ottow
Louis Smolka vs. Brandon Moreno

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)
Luis Henrique da Silva vs. Joachim Christensen
Hacran Dias vs. Andre Fili
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Walt Harris
Keita Nakamura vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Nate Marquardt vs. Tamdan McCrory
Jonathan Wilson vs. Ion Cutelaba
Cody East vs. Curtis Blaydes
Kelly Faszholz vs. Ketlen Vieira

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