On Saturday, Oct. 1, the UFC will return to Portland, Ore., for UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson which takes place from the Moda Center.

In the night’s main event, former two-time flyweight title challenger John Dodson clashes with fellow heavy-handed knockout artist John Lineker. The 32-year-old Dodson returned to the bantamweight division in April and stopped Manny Gamburyan in just 47 seconds. Dodson’s only two defeats since 2009 have come against flyweight king Demetrious Johnson. Lineker, meanwhile, has gone 9-2 under the UFC banner, but frequently struggled to make weight as a flyweight. Now competing at 135 pounds, Lineker has earned three straight wins, including a first-round destruction of Michael McDonald in July.

The co-main event features former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Will Brooks against Alex Oliveira.

The 12-fight event kicks off Saturday with four bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 7:15 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow on Fox Sports 2 at 9 p.m. ET, with the four-fight main card airing at 11 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

The fighters will hit the scales at 7 p.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.

Fox Sports 1 Main Card
John Lineker (136.5)* vs. John Dodson (135)
Will Brooks (156) vs. Alex Oliveira (161.5)*
Josh Burkman (171) vs. Zak Ottow (171)
Louis Smolka (126) vs. Brandon Moreno (126)
Fox Sports 2 Preliminary Card
Luis Henrique da Silva (206) vs. Joachim Christensen (205)
Hacran Dias (148.5)* vs. Andre Fili (146)
Shamil Abdurakhimov (256) vs. Walt Harris (254)
Keita Nakamura (170.5) vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (171)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Nate Marquardt (186) vs. Tamdan McCrory (185)
Jonathan Wilson (205) vs. Ion Cutelaba (206)
Cody East (261) vs. Curtis Blaydes (265.5)
Kelly Faszholz (134.5) vs. Ketlen Vieira (136)

* – Lineker, Oliveira and Dias were fined 20 percent of their fight purses for missing weight

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