“UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson” goes down Saturday inside Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. UFC Fight Pass streams the first four preliminary bouts live starting at 7:15PM ET/4:15PM PT.
Fox Sports 2 will broadcast the remaining four prelims at 9PM ET/6PM PT. It’s going to be a late one for you eastcoasters interested in the main card, as the featured fights begin at 11PM ET/8PM PT.
Courtesy of a couple of heavy (or “unprofessional” as Will Brooks put it), a pair of catchweight contests headline tonight’s show. For the fifth time in his UFC career, John Lineker missed weight, changing his bantamweight bout with John Dodson to a 136.5 catchweight fight.
While Lineker only missed weight by a half-pound, Alex Oliveira went big and decided to come in 5.5 pounds overweight for his lightweight scrap with Brooks. They will now meet in a 161.5 catchweight in the co-main event.
Dodson and Brooks will each leave Portland 20 percent richer thanks to their opponents coming in heavy.
Here are the live results from tonight’s fights:
(UFC Fight Pass 7:15PM ET/4:15PM PT)
Ketlen Vieira Defeats Kelly Faszholz via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Curtis Blaydes Defeats Cody East via TKO (elbows) at 2:02 in the 2ndRound
Ion Cutelaba Defeats Jonathan Wilson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nate Marquardt Defeats Tamdan McCrory via KO (strikes) at 4:44 in the 2ndRound
(Fox Sports 2 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Defeats Keita Nakamura via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Shamil Abdurakhimov Defeats Walt Harris via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Andre Fili Defeats Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Luis Henrique da Silva Defeats Joachim Christensen via submission (armbar) at 4:43 in the 2ndRound
(Fox Sports 1 11PM ET/8PM PT)
Brandon Moreno Defeats Louis Smolka via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:23 in the 1stRound
Zak Ottow Defeats Josh Burkman via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Alex Oliveira Defeats Will Brooks via TKO (punches) at 3:30 in the 3rdRound
John Lineker Defeats John Dodson via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)