The Final Fighter 14 winner and two-time flyweight title challenger John Dodson will likely be staying with the UFC for the foreseeable future.

In accordance with Dodson’s supervisor Ricky Kottenstette, the 35-year-old veteran signed a brand new five-fight deal to stay with the promotion he’s known as dwelling since 2011.

Dodson initially joined the promotion after knocking out future bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw to win TUF and safe his spot on the roster. From there, Dodson grew to become one of many prime flyweight fighters within the sport, however after a pair of title struggle losses to Demetrious Johnson, he determined to make the transfer as much as bantamweight.

Dodson holds wins over notable 135-pound contenders resembling Pedro Munhoz and Eddie Wineland whereas most just lately incomes a shocking third-round TKO in opposition to extremely touted prospect Nathaniel Wooden in February.

As of now, there’s no phrase on Dodson’s subsequent struggle, however usually the UFC will signal a fighter to a brand new contract after which start work on reserving their subsequent octagon look.