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How random is this? UFC 26 opponents run into each other 20 years after sharing octagon

Posted On: Jun 30, 2020   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

David Dodd and Tyrone Roberts hadn't seen each other in 20 years.
In fact, the last time they came face to face was inside the octagon - at UFC 26. On that night, June 9, 2000, Roberts defeated Dodd by unanimous decision. The fight was conducted at “middleweight” - 199 pounds at the time.
Fast forward to June 16, 2020, in something that can only be described as a chance encounter, the two fighters bumped into each other in Marshalltown, Iowa. It was the first time they had seen each other since their showdown - almost exactly 20 years to the date.
It's a classic right-place, right-time scenario - but what are the odds? Very low, I'd say. Just think about it.
Thanks to UFC president Dana White's words, there's currently a mainstream discussion on whether or not professional fighting is a career. Whatever fighting can be considered now, it was even less of a career back then.
This isn't two UFC 150 veterans running into each other at a local event. These are two guys who...

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