Flyweight Fight: John Dodson vs. John Moraga Added to UFC Fight Night 43

Jeremy Botter@jeremybotterMMA Senior WriterMarch 26, 2014

John Dodson, right, fights Demetrious Johnson during UFC World Flyweight Championship on FOX 6 at the United Center in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Johnson won the bout. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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A rematch between John Dodson and John Moraga has been added to the UFC's first-ever visit to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The event takes place June 7 at the Tingley Coliseum. While broadcast plans are not confirmed, the event is expected to air on Fox Sports 1. Dodson vs. Moraga is expected join the main card broadcast.

The main event features former lightweight champion Benson Henderson and rising prospect Rustam Khabilov.

The UFC announced the bout via its official website on Wednesday morning, March 26. The promotion also revealed a bantamweight bout between Sergio Pettis and Yaotzin Meza.

Dodson and Moraga first squared off on December 11, 2010, at a Nemesis Fighting event that took place in the Dominican Republic. Dodson handed Moraga the first loss of his career with a unanimous-decision win.

Both fighters are former title challengers. Dodson lost to champ Demetrious Johnson last January. Johnson followed up that performance by submitting Moraga by armbar in the fifth round of their July 2013 bout.

Both fighters hold high positions in the UFC's official flyweight rankings: Dodson is No. 1 and Moraga is No. 4.

Since their respective title losses, Dodson and Moraga have each chalked up a win. Dodson scored a first-round knockout over Darrell Montague at UFC 166 in October to run his career record to 15-6. Moraga rebounded from his own loss to Johnson with a split-decision victory over Dustin Ortiz at a UFC Fight Night event in January.

Dodson lives in Albuquerque and trains at the legendary Jackson/Winkeljohn's gym. He is a teammate of Jon Jones, Tim Kennedy, Travis Browne and other highly ranked UFC stars. Moraga trains alongside Henderson at The Lab in Arizona.