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Johnson fights with incomparable speed and footwork, and he'll want to use both to dart in and out on Dodson. Though he has a strong grappling game, Johnson may not want to actively seek to get Dodson groundward, as Dodson is a credentialed wrestler who has never been submitted.
It's possible he would hold the advantage in a scramble or ground exchange, but for the most part, Mighty Mouse should be himself and impose death by a thousand cuts. Dodson is a great athlete, but Johnson may not be human.
After going 25 minutes with Joseph Benavidez to capture the strap, Johnson looked ready to run it back. Dodson is 19-5 overall, but only 6-5 when the fight goes the distance. Dodson has gone five rounds one time before—and lost. Johnson should see how Dodson handles the deepest waters under the brightest of lights.
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