|Birth Name||John Thomas Dodson III|
|Birth Place||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Famous Name||John Dodson|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Currently Working For||UFC|
John Thomas Dodson III, simply known as John Dodson or The Magician is an American MMA fighter who is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) under the Flyweight/ Bantamweight division. A professional since 2004, he made a name fighting mainly in the Southwest region. Currently ranked #15 in the UFC bantamweight rankings, Dodson was the winner of the Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller.
Albuquerque, New Mexico native, John Dodson was born on 26th September 1984, under the star sign Libra. The thirty-five years old is an American by nationality who is half African-American, half Filipino. Regarding his physique, he stands 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) and weighs 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st).
Signed to UFC since 2011, John Dodson has earned his wealth widely fighting the organization. His UFC career earning is disclosed below the table:
|December 3, 2011||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller Finale||$8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $40,000 Knockout of the Night bonus||Win||T.J. Dillashaw|
|May 5, 2012||UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller||$15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus||Win||Tim Elliott|
|October 5, 2012||UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot||$15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus||Win||Jussier Formiga|
|January 26, 2013||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson||$15,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus||Loss||Demetrious Johnson|
|October 19, 2013||UFC 166||$20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus||Win||Darrell Montague|
|June 7, 2014||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov||$20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus||Win||John Moraga|
|May 23, 2015||UFC 187||$20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus||Win||Zach Makovsky|
|September 5, 2015||UFC 191||$60,000 to show, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship||Loss||Demetrious Johnson|
|April 16, 2016||UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans||$35,000 to show, $35,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship||Win||Manvel Gamburyan|
|October 1, 2016||UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson||$38,000 to show, $8,000 from Lineker for missing weight, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship||Loss||John Lineker|
|April 22, 2017||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov||$38,000 to show, $38,000 win bonus, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship||Win||Eddie Wineland|
|November 11, 2017||UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis||$20,000 to show, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship||Loss||Marlon Moraes|
|March 3, 2018||UFC 222||$42,000 to show, $42,000 win bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay||Win||Pedro Munhoz|
|September 8, 2018||UFC 228||$44,000 to show, $10,000 fight week incentive pay||Loss||Jimmie Rivera|
|February 23, 2019||UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos||$44,000 to show, $10,000 fight week incentive pay||Loss||Petr Yan|
|February 15, 2020||UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Błachowicz 2||$44,000 to show, $44,000 win bonus, $15,000 fight week incentive pay||Win||Nathaniel Wood|
|August 15, 2020||UFC 252||$46,000 to show, $15,000 fight week incentive pay||Loss||Merab Dvalishvili|
To date, he has summoned $1,007,000 as his UFC career earning. Further, the MMA fighter earns much from endorsement and sponsorships, however, John has not revealed one. As of 2020, his net worth is approximately $1 million.
UFC Bantamweight fighter, Dodson is married to wifey, Chelsea with whom he shares three children: Delilah Skye and Aurora Rose. Scrolling through Dodson's Instagram, he wishes his wife a happy marriage anniversary on 7th July every year. The couple tied the knot in 2017.
Dodson often features his family pictures on his Instagram and has mentioned: "I love my family" on his IG bio. On the other hand, his wife has set her Instagram account private.
John Dodson was born to Esperanza Montemayor, a single parent. He grew up alongside his brother, Eric. in Albuquerque and later relocated to Edgewood, New Mexico with his family.
He enrolled at Moriarty High School in Moriarty, New Mexico, where he competed in track, football, and wrestling. Upon graduation in 2003, he attended the University of New Mexico while working at a local Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant.
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