UFC on FOX 3: John Dodson vs. Tim Elliot Round-by-Round Recap and Analysis


Round 1: Both men try flying kicks that miss. Elliot employing similar wild tactics to Dodson. Elliot pursuing the takedown relentlessly, putting Dodson on his heels. Dodson keeps to his feet. Dodson with a hard knee to the body and some solid punch counters before briefly dragging Elliot down. Dodson with another solid knee. Dodson settling into a counter rhythm, making Elliot pay for any aggressiveness. Dodson catches a kick and takes Elliot down. Elliot threatens a submission immediately and Dodson backs off. Elliot keeping the pressure on; he gets poked in the eye. The fight is halted and Elliot sees the doctor. Blinking, Elliot insists that he's fine and they get back to it. Elliot comes after Dodson, but Dodson avoids his shots and answers with mean counter punches.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dodson

Round 2: Elliot can barely open his left eye, but he still presses forward. Elliot is a wild man, somersaulting away after throwing a kick and then launching a cartwheel kick. Elliot with a pair of lefts. Elliot's unpredictability is giving Dodson some trouble, but Dodson is keeping his head and still landing the cleaner and more effective shots. Both men getting in some good strikes. Dodson starting to work in standing elbows to his offense. Dodson peppers Elliot with a jab. Elliot puts Dodson on the run with a wild assault, but Dodson manages to avoid the worst of it. Dodson catches Elliot low with an open handed strike. They only break briefly. Dodson shoots for the double and slams Elliot down. Elliot is quickly up to his feet, firing off knees.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 3: Dodson complained of his hand hurting between rounds. Elliot comes out strong, putting Dodson on his heels. Looks like it was Dodson's left hand, which is why he started using standing elbows. Dodson lands the elbow and continues to pump the right jab. Elliot is pressuring, landing some solid punches. Dodson with a nice knee. Elliot continues to land the one-two flush. Elliot defends the takedown. Elliot catches a kick, but can't get a takedown from it. Dodson with another solid knee. Elliot with a one-two. Dodson starting to fire off leg kicks. Elliot tags Dodson with several hard punches. Elliot catches a kick and starts to nail Dodson with punches while he has Dodson off balance. Dodson getting lit up now. Another kick gets caught and Elliot makes him pay for it with hard punches. The round ends as they trade in the middle.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Elliot

John Dodson defeated Tim Elliot via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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