TUF 14 Results: What We Learned from T.J Dillashaw vs. John Dodson

Andrew BarrCorrespondent IDecember 3, 2011

John Dodson has just become the first-ever bantamweight to win a season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Dodson showed vicious power in his hands throughout the TUF's 14th season and managed to put that power on display again this evening, knocking out T.J Dillashaw in the first round.

Many believed that Dillashaw would be able to control this fight using his wrestling, but similar to the Heavyweight Championship fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos a few weeks ago, Dillashaw never got to use his grappling skills to his advantage.

Dodson looked good tonight, and it should be interesting to see how he stacks up against the rest of the UFC's bantamweight division.


What we'll remember about this fight

Dodson's post-fight antics.

There's no denying that Dodson is a great fighter, but he also seems to be one of the strangest men to ever enter the Octagon.

After the fight, Dodson could be seen laughing in a way that could best be described as maniacal.

From there, Dodson continued to dance awkwardly around the cage while making funny faces.

Whether or not there's an audience out there that will appreciate this kid's personality is yet to be determined, but one thing's for sure, these antics will get him noticed.

What we learned about T.J Dillashaw


He didn't really get a chance to do anything.

We essentially learned that he's susceptible to being knocked out when he gets hit with a big power shot, which is something you can say about pretty much every fighter in the world.


What we learned about John Dodson

Not a lot that we didn't already learn from his fight with Johnny Bedford in the semifinals.

He's got big power in his hands, great timing and he's good at dealing with a reach disadvantage.

Whether or not he can hang with the lethal strikers in the bantamweight division remains to be seen, so hopefully we'll see Dodson back in the cage soon.


What's next for T.J Dillashaw

A fight with Johnny Bedford, who also competed on the card this evening, would make sense.


What's next for John Dodson

Dodson likely got a lot of people's attention tonight because of the knockout and his odd personality.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the UFC match him up with another big personality in the form of Alex Caceres, who recently announced a move from featherweight to the bantamweight division.


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