Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for live results and detailed play-by-play as the UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 pay-per-view (PPV) fights transpire.
The lead role is carried by reigning flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who puts his belt on the line in a rematch against John Dodson and his irrepressible grin, while former UFC heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir clash in the nostalgic co-main event. Also on the PPV card: Anthony Johnson vs. Jimi Manuwa, Jan Blachowicz vs. Corey Anderson (both of which are light-heavyweight bouts) and Paige VanZant vs. Alex Chambers in a women’s strawweight scrap.
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UFC 191 PPV
Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson (flyweight championship)
R1: Dodson vaults out of his corner and closes the distance. They trade low kicks. Dodson lands the tail-end of a cross to the body. Johnson glances with a right to the head but gets stuffed on the follow-up double leg. Johnson changing stances and lowering his level to keep Dodson guessing. Johnson now leading with a right as Dodson looks to plug in his left-hand counter.
Johnson initiates a clinch but Dodson lands a few short lefts to the body. Johnson anticipates Dodson’s retreat angle and snatches a single leg, then holds the leg for a moment before releasing it to throw a right kick. Two quick rights land for the champ but Dodson wards off his single-leg attempt. Johnson evades Dodson’s body kick and later glances with a right front kick. Johnson stays on the hunt by leading exchanges with a frenetic pace, forcing Dodson to spend a lot of time defending. 10-9 Johnson.
R2: Dodson opens with a straight left, then shucks off another takedown attempt. Dodson catches Johnson’s kick and lands two quick lefts, then takes the champ down. He’s right back up quickly and the restart standing. Johnson stuffs a quick right into Dodson’s mouth and grabs a single leg but can’t complete the takedown. Johnson switches to southpaw but eats an outside low kick. Dodson’s front kick lands with the toes and he glances with a short left, then lands one square.
Johnson forces a clinch and Dodson powerfully spins him into the cage and separates. Short right lands for Johnson, then another as he initiates a clinch. Dodson spins off the cage with an under-hook and lands two knees to the body. And a third. They break with Johnson throwing a short right and then following with a back hand. Johnson clinches and Dodson again puts him on the fence and separates. Dodson lands a hard left kick to the body and blocks Johnson’s high kick. 10-9 Dodson.
R3: Dodson lands a kick but Johnson catches it and lands a few short rights while putting Dodson on the cage, still holding the single leg. He lets it go and lands a right; Dodson answers with a knee downstairs. Another short lead right for Johnson. And another, drawing a smile from Dodson. Johnson glides in for a single leg and holds it, landing a short elbow. Another elbow from Johnson and Dodson’s nose is a bit mashed up.
Johnson throws another elbow after bailing on the single leg. Dodson, perhaps getting frustrated, rushes Johnson with three lefts, all of which are sidestepped. Johnson catches a kick to the cup but disallows an intervention from the ref. Dodson puts Johnson on the cage but can’t keep him there, absorbing another flurry of short rights while cocking his left hand. Johnson with an elbow, then a clean double leg takedown. Dodson pushes down on the head and gets back to his feet but he’s dumped again by Johnson. Dodson turns the corner and looks for a counter takedown but the champ’s front headlock negates it. Johnson lands an elbow and just misses with a question mark kick. 10-9 Johnson.
R4: Dodson looks to counter Johnson’s level change with an up-knee but it misses; Johnson stays on him and lands another pair of short rights followed by a solid left to the face. Outside low kick lands for Dodson, but he again counters Johnson’s level change with a knee and Johnson, wise to it, catches it. Dodson slips free and they reset in the center. Right hand for Johnson.
Dodson hanging in but he’s constantly looking for his left hand and Johnson’s ready for it. Dodson switches it up and shoots a double leg that Johnson neutralizes. Johnson flings another right hand and forces the clinch. Dodson circles off the fence but eats a pair of knees from the champ. They break the clinch and Johnson stays in Dodson’s face with more rights. Dodson now initiates the clinch and Johnson won’t let him catch his breath; he changes levels and hits a double leg. Dodson pops back up but digests a knee in the process. 10-9 Johnson.
R5: Dodson lands a body kick and he’ll need a lot more to rebound. Johnson lands another lead right. Jab downstairs from the champ, who forces a clinch and lands a knee to the body. Johnson gets deep on a double leg and hoists Dodson off the canvas before planting him on his back. Dodson, ever slippery, takes a knee and gets back to his feet. Johnson’s right hand once again meets Dodson’s mouth. And again.
The champ continues to whittle down the challenger with a methodical, relentless and multifarious attack. Johnson lands another double leg and Dodson bounces right back to his feet. Dodson’s nose and right eye are ballooned from the nonstop hum-drum of right hands. Dodson glances with a left hand and lands a sharp knee to the body, then circles off the fence. Knee downstairs from the champ. 10-9 Johnson. I have it 49-46 his way.
- Demetrious Johnson defeats John Dodson by unanimous decision (49-46 x2, 50-45)
Andrei Arlovski vs. Frank Mir
R1: Mir lunges forward to lock up a clinch but can’t capitalize, and he separates. Arlovski lands two rights off a pivot. Glancing overhand right from Arlovski, who has the clear hand-speed advantage. Mir punches his way into the clinch but Arlovski spins off the cage with wrist control and separates. Inside low kick lands for Arlovski.
Mir is somewhat predictable in throwing a hook/straight combo and following behind it to clinch. Arlovski defends and separates. Short left hook glances for Arlovski. Same strategy for Mir, who still can’t gain any ground in the clinch. Arlovski lands a short flurry as they reset. This time Mir lands a left on his way in, then a short knee to the thigh as Arlovski circles off the fence. Knee to the body for Arlovski, then one to the chin on the clinch break. 10-9 Arlovski.
R2: Mir closes distance and this time gets deep into Arlovski’s hips with a level change, hitting a fresh angle to finish a single leg. Closed guard for Arlovski. Mir postures up with two rights, then buries a pair of forearms to the body of Arlovski. Mir bases down and covers Arlovski’s mouth. Referee John McCarthy steps in and stands them up with three minutes left.
Arlovski glances with a left body kick and his follow-up right. Mir throws an overhand left on his way into the clinch but Arlovski circles off the fence and separates. Outside low kick lands for Arlovski as Mir is increasingly static and flat-footed. Mir comes up short on a one-two and Arlovski glances with a right. Mir, suddenly looking exhausted, nearly lands a sloppy spinning back-fist. Mir eats a right hand and smiles it off, with his hands still down. Arlovski lands again and Mir loses his mouthpiece. 10-9 Arlovski.
R3: They both collide with punches and stalemate in the clinch before being separated. Mir tries to duck under an Arlovski combo but he can’t get the takedown, and Arlovski puts him on the fence. The crowd boos at the lack of action. Short horizontal elbow lands for Arlovski. Mir grazes with two knees to the body and they’re split up again.
Mir steps in with a hard right hand and it causes Arlovski to lose his balance. Mir pounces with three big lefts but over-commits on a kimura attempt, leaving Arlovski space to escape. Arlovski puts Mir on the cage but Mir gets the body lock and circles off. Arlovski counters and they stalemate in the 50/50 clinch until they’re separated. Arlovski lands a straight left, then a short left hook in the following combo. Outside low kick for Arlovski. They clinch and Mir’s left eye is bleeding somewhat profusely. Mir lands a step-in knee to the body but eats another hard counter. 10-9 Arlovski. I have it 30-27 his way.
- Andrei Arlovski defeats Frank Mir by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Anthony Johnson vs. Jimi Manuwa
R1: Manuwa starts off with a hard inside low kick. Johnson answers with one outside, then plugs Manuwa with a quick right/left combo. Manuwa scores another low kick but gets tagged by a right from Johnson, who plows into Manuwa for an easy double leg. Manuwa turtles and Johnson under-hooks the far-side arm in the half back-ride. Now it’s a rear waist lock for Johnson as he moves to back control; Manuwa spins to face him but gets planted on his back again.
Johnson on top in half guard, looking to peel his leg out and mount. And he does but Manuwa quickly regains half guard. Shoulder strikes for Johnson on top. Johnson buries his head in Manuwa’s armpit, possibly looking for an arm triangle. Manuwa changes his arm position and scrambles to his feet, but is greeted by more leather from Johnson. Manuwa flings out a high kick and forces a clinch, putting Johnson on the cage. They trade knees to the thighs while jockeying for position. Johnson circles off with 15 seconds left, landing a trio of knees to the thigh. 10-9 Johnson.
R2: Johnson lands a short right. Manuwa chambers a front-leg side kick and hurls a nasty left hook, both of which miss. Johnson switches to southpaw and leads with a left body kick, then plants a beefy right hand square on Manuwa’s kisser. He goes down, limp, and the fight is stopped.
- Anthony Johnson defeats Jimi Manuwa by KO (punch) R2 0:28
Jan Blachowicz vs. Corey Anderson
R1: Anderson starts busy with big punches whilst wading forward. Blachowicz backs him off with a check hook and then lobs a left high kick when he has space. Nice lead left hook lands for Blachowicz, who keeps the pressure on with aggressive combos. Blachowicz switches to southpaw and buries a left kick into Anderson’s ribs. Anderson catches the next one but can’t capitalize. Anderson forces a clinch and Blachowicz circles him into the fence, then hits a takedown from body lock, landing in side control.
Anderson explodes into a scramble and gets back to his feet, and they separate. Anderson shoots a double leg, then switches to a single leg and puts Blachowicz on the fence. Anderson switches back to a double and finishes it. Blachowicz closes his guard with his head on the fence. After he stabilizes, Anderson postures up with a left cross-face but a Blachowicz armbar attempt leads to a clean escape. Back on the feet, Anderson closes range with two three-punch combos and locks up a clinch. 10-10.
R2: Blachowicz lands a left uppercut and a hard left body kick. Anderson punches his way into range again, landing a left, then completes a takedown. Blachowicz closes his guard and gets double wrist control but Anderson sneaks in a short left elbow. Though dangerously resting both elbows on the chest of Blachowicz, Anderson maintains top position and starts to chip away with increasingly effective punches and elbows.
Blachowicz goes for the armbar way too soon and Anderson clears it and punches him in the face. Anderson continues to drub Blachowicz with methodical ground-and-pound, then stands up to land a pair of thigh kicks before diving back into guard for more pummeling. Mostly-blocked left elbows from Anderson when he’s not cross-facing. Now some elbows get through cleaner. 10-8 for whole-round dominance and zero offense from Blachowicz.
R3: Anderson marches forward fearlessly and rag-dolls Blachowicz to the canvas. After a halfhearted kimura attempt, Blachowicz goes back to a full, closed guard and tries to work the armbar. Anderson sees it coming and stops punching him long enough to stuff the attempt before resuming. Anderson passes to half guard but Blachowicz shuts down his attempt to mount.
Blachowicz is still stuck on his back with his head on the fence, showing solid defense but no semblance of a position change or escape. Anderson stands up, perhaps just to break the monotony, then dives back into guard with more punches. Knee-pin pass to half guard for Anderson, who keeps punching away. Anderson moves to back control but loses position, and Blachowicz staggers to his feet briefly before Anderson takes him back down. Another round with no sign of offense from Blachowicz. 10-8 Anderson. I have it 30-26 Anderson.
- Corey Anderson defeats Jan Blachowicz by unanimous decision (30-25 x 2, 29-26)
Paige VanZant vs. Alex Chambers
R1: VanZant closes the distance behind a hail of punches to clinch up. Chambers gets the double necktie to stabilize and pushes her away. VanZant repeats the process but this time puts Chambers on the fence. VanZant lands a clean left after breaking away from the clinch. Chambers lands an overhand right, then greets VanZant’s clinch entry with a one-two. VanZant barges into range anyway, landing a knee downstairs before hitting a takedown from body lock.
VanZant stands up and they reset on the feet. Chambers lands a right as VanZant forces another clinch. VanZant lands a short horizontal elbow and stays busy with knees to the body. VanZant is constantly moving forward and throwing strikes but the end result is more activity than efficacy. From the clinch, Chambers riskily drops back for a leg-lock that isn’t there and VanZant gladly takes top position. Chambers scrambles to her feet and lands a short shot as VanZant keeps the pressure on with knees and punches. 10-10.
R2: VanZant lands some clean knees from the Thai plum and continues to swarm Chambers with aggression. Chambers defends well but can’t get off the fence. Another hard body knee from VanZant before they separate but she’s back on Chambers immediately, heaving knees from the double collar tie. They break and VanZant just whizzes more punches at Chambers en route to locking up a clinch.
VanZant is perma-adhered to Chambers and drenching her with knees and elbows — contrasting the first round, VanZant’s shots are getting through and Chambers is relegated to 100% defense. VanZant’s pace and output is truly astounding as no signs of offense are present from Chambers. VanZant clocks Chambers with a knee and a right hand, dropping her to a knee. A trio of lefts to the head from VanZant before she hits a hip throw. VanZant under-hooks Chambers’ far-side arm and unloads a volley of unhindered punches. 10-8 VanZant.
R3: VanZant explodes out of her corner and pounces on Chambers with punches, then locks up a clinch. They separate and VanZant buries Chambers under a hail of leather, then takes her down easily. VanZant passes to mount, punching incessantly, then brilliantly transitions to an armbar and straightens it out, forcing the tapout.
- Paige VanZant defeats Alex Chambers by submission (armbar) R3 1:01
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