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A pair of former flyweights will meet in a bantamweight matchup this weekend, as John Dodson faces John Lineker at UFC Fight Night in Portland, Oregon. Cheap Predators Jerseys.Each man has a different reason for moving up in weight.Dodson was in a bit of no mans land at 125 pounds, having lost to the dominant champion Demetrious Johnson twice. Lineker just couldnt consistently make the weight. The Brazilian missed weight four times as a flyweight.Both have enjoyed immediate success at the heavier weight. Dodson is coming off a 47-second knockout over Manny Gamburyan, while Lineker is 3-0 at the weight, including a first-round finish over Michael McDonald.Lets take a closer look at this marquee bantamweight tilt. Dont agree with the pick? Let MMA analyst Brett Okamoto know on Twitter: @bokamotoESPN.Main eventJohn Dodson (18-7) vs. John Lineker (28-7) Bantamweight Odds: Dodson -130; Lineker +110These two are a rare breed in that they are undeniably elite mixed martial artists -- with relatively one-dimensional skill sets.Dodson might be the best athlete fighting out of Jackson-Wink MMA, and yes, that includes Jon Jones. The southpaws entire offense is based around the speed and power of his left hand. If Dodson were to ever say, I could beat this guy with one hand tied behind my back, Id take it literally. Everything comes from his power side, which has proved to be a disadvantage against Demetrious Johnson but good enough against anyone else.Lineker is a heavyweight in a bantamweights frame. He stalks, loads, throws with everything hes got and repeats. Even though hes constantly applying pressure, he often keeps a healthy distance from his opponent, which helps prevent takedowns. You have to shoot through a decent amount of space to try and take him down. And theres usually a point in every Lineker fight where you want to take him down, because hes just walloped you.The key to this matchup is how effectively Lineker can put Dodson on the fence and also keep him there. Dodson will concede the center of the Octagon to opponents, but hes not easy to track down along the cage. Especially for someone like Lineker, who doesnt represent a strong threat in either his takedowns or the clinch. Dodson might fight on the outside, but as long as hes moving in the process, that wont necessarily be the end of the world.Dodson has a heavy left leg kick, which could be effective against someone who sits so much on his punches, but its hard to consistently land those kicks if youre moving backwards. When the fight is in space, theres a lot to like about that kick, but I expect Lineker to limit Dodsons opportunities to throw it by constantly walking him to the edge of the cage.Previous opponents have tried to wear down Dodsons gas tank, which makes a lot of sense. If his speed is the most challenging thing about him, do what you can to slow him down. Lineker isnt that type of fighter, though. Itd be surprising if he comes in and tries to grapple, just to sap Dodsons energy. Like Dodson, Lineker turns things on in spurts. This makes for a tense matchup, where both guys will be loaded up on their preferable weapon, looking to land first. If there is a takedown, it will likely come from Dodson.Neither has ever been knocked out -- but both are known for finishing opponents. So, something has to give. This is also a 25-minute fight.Prediction: Even fans who dont appreciate smaller weight classes shouldnt miss this one. Someone will go down in one of these exchanges. 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