Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) scooped another big event, returned to the MGM Grand Garden arena last September 5 with UFC 191: ?Johnson vs. Dodson 2,? highlighting the much anticipated Flyweight title match at Las Vegas, Nevada, shared by MMA Fighting.
John Lineker vs. Francisco Rivera
The Bantamweight fight between John Lineker and Francisco Rivera was a match made in heaven, incredibly going toe-to-toe at the very start of the match, according to MMA Mania. John Lineker?s impressive jiu-jitsu skill unfortunately brought out his trump card, winning the match with a masterful guillotine to Rivera, choking him out, posted by MMA Mania.
Anthony Johnson vs. Jimi Manuwa
Former UFC Light Heavyweight top contender Anthony Johnson took control of the next match with his opponent Jimi Manuwa. The 31-year-old Johnson, who rapidly gained leverage over Manuwa, didn?t stop controlling the match until the end. Manuwa was knocked out for good in the second round, playing through the unfortunate knockdown in round one. The winner polished his record with a 10-5 line while Manuwa drops to a 4-2 UFC record, posted by MMA Mania.
Andrei Arlovski vs. Frank Mir
Unfortunately for the ?Heavyweight Brazilian jiu-jitsu submission machine? Frank Mir, his masterful skills weren?t enough to bring down another former Heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. Arlovski?s combination of punches earned him enough points to keep him in the lead, making Mir?s comeback offense useless. The stubborn legends ended up fighting until the end with Arlovski gaining a unanimous decision over the Brazilian, shared by MMA Mania.
Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson
UFC 191 capped off the event with an exciting match between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson. Both were capable enough to be the star-studded characters for the day but in the UFC world, only one man can be at the top. John Dodson was maybe the only ?toughest challenge? Demetrious Johnson ever encountered during his UFC champion reign, according to MMA Fighting.
?John Dodson said I was garbage, I?m boring, I?m bad for the division,? Johnson stated in an interview with MMA Fighting. ?Look at my face. I?m prettier than a motherf—–. That?s what technique will get you.? According to MMA Fighting, Johnson gained a unanimous decision, with scores of 49-46s and a 50-45. And with the excellent win of the Seattle area native, he earns his eighth straight win with a 12-1-1 record while Dodson gets his streak of three wins cut off with a 17-7 record, posted by MMA Fighting.