UFC Fight Night 42 is in the books, but in case you missed the action or you want to go back and watch it, here are the highlights from John Dodson vs. John Moraga:
Down below is the play-by-play coverage from last night’s event:
Round 1: Dodson, Moraga , touch em up. The crowd is very much behind Dodson. Dodson working the angles, trying to get inside. He tags him with a left. Moraga misses a head kick, Dodson with a nice body strikes. Moraga rushes in and knees Dodson in the nuts. Apparently he is fine and rushed Moraga. Everything is fine, now, what a weird night. Dodson lands a right hook, Moraga looking, but can’t land anything. Moraga misses a head kick. Moraga starting to land body shots with 1:20 left in the round. He is just trying to find a way to slow down Dodson and appears to do it with a jab. Dodson with a big left hand, Moraga with a stiff right and goes for a single, but nothing is there and we go back to stand up. Dodson with a knee to the body that hurts Moraga, but we go to the next round.
Round 2: Dodson starting to mix it up while Moraga is finding his groove. Moraga is landing leg kicks to set up strike and it is slowing up Dodson. Moraga catches a leg kick and lands a good right hand. However, when Moraga shoots in, it’s Dodson who takes him down and puts Moraga’s back on the fence. Moraga stands up and we go back to striking. Dodson has slowed down and Moraga is the ne throwing strikes. Moraga has really showed off in this round, that leg kick set up and then a strike right after is paying off. Dodson misses an overhand right, but lands a knee to the gut and then a right jab. Not a ton of offense in this round. Moraga with a bunch of lefts and rights, he hits a big head kick that drops Moraga, he swarms all over Moraga which busted Moraga open. Dodson tries to finishes, but runs out of time.
Result: John Dodson def. John Moraga via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00