UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson Review
Demetrious Johnson retained the UFC flyweight title with another convincing unanimous decision over John Dodson in the UFC 191 headliner on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON(C) VS. JOHN DODSON
ROUND 1- They come out fast and swinging. They each land punches. Johnson lands a right hand. Dodson with a body kick and stuffs a takedown attempt from Johnson. Johnson with a head kick. Each man lands a combo. Johnson goes for a takedown but it is defended. Johnson with a right hand and then a head kick. Johnson going for another takedown attempt but it is defended. Dodson quickly jolts away from Johnson. Johnson with a leg kick and they exchange. Competitive round. 10-9 Johnson.
ROUND 2- They trade leg kicks. Johnson with a high kick. Johnson just misses a left hand. Johnson with a leg kick and Dodson grabs the leg and takes the fight down. Dodson with some punches and they get back up. Johnson grabs a leg and looks for a takedown against the fence. Dodson with some leg kicks. Dodson with a body kick. They scramble and Dodson gets Johnson down for a split second and they clinch against the fence but break quickly. They trade and clinch again. Dodson reverses position. The crowd boos the clinch as not much is happening. They break. Johnson with a right hand and they have a wild exchange before a clinch. Johnson with a front kick. Close round. 10-9 Dodson, 19-19 after two.
ROUND 3- They trade punches and clinch for a moment. Johnson lands a right hand. Johnson with a nice combo and a head kick against the fence. A low kick and we have a timeout. They get back to action and exchange punches. Johnson scores a takedown against the fenc but Dodson is able to get back to his feet but gets taken back down. Dodson reverses and has Johnson pinned against the fence. Johnson with a big right hand and a flying knee but eats a punch that sends him down as the round ends. Another close and competitive round. 10-9 Johnson, 29-28 Johnson.
ROUND 4- They trade punches and Johnson lands a couple of nice right hands. Johnson grabs the leg against the fence and looks for the takedown. They break as the crowd boos a little. This is a very competitive fight. Dodson just misses landing a left hand. Johnson with a clinch but they break. They trade and Dodson gets Johnson down for a brief moment. Johnson lands a right hand. They clinch for a moment but break and Johnson lands a nice combo before another clinch. They break. Johnson with a combo against the fence and then gets Dodson down to the mat. They get to their feet and Johnson lands some knees. They break. Johnson with a right hand. 10-9 Johnson, 39-37 Johnson.
ROUND 5- Dodson likely needs a finish here to win the title. Dodson with a leg kick but Johnson counters with a combo. Johnson with a right hand but can't score on a takedown. Dodson has defended them well. Johnson with a right hand. Johnson scores a big takedown on Dodson and they roll against the fence. They get back to their feet. Johnson with a body kick and a big right hand. Johnson lands a solid combo against the fence but Dodson fires back a left hand. Johnson is repeatedly landing the right hand and it has been the difference. They clinch and the crowd begins to boo until Johnson picks Dodson up and slams him down. Dodson is quick to get back to his feet. Johnson lands another right hand that rocks Dodson. They clinch again and the boos come back out as the fight is about to end. Dodson with some body punches but Johnson lands a knee. 10-9 Johnson, 49-46 Johnson.
Official Result- Demetrious Johnson def. John Dodson by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) to remain UFC Flyweight Champion
ANDREI ARLOVSKI VS. FRANK MIR
ROUND 1- Arlovski with a right hand and Mir initiates a clinch. Mir with knees to the body against the fence and then they break. Arlovski with a right hand. Mir lands some left hands. Arlovski lands a big right hand and Mir wobbles. Arlovski with another right hand. Arlovski with a leg kick. Arlovski with a right hand but goes back against the fence and eats a left hand. They get back to the center and Arlovski with a leg kick. Arlovski with another and Mir lands a combination and they clinch against the fence. Arlovski with a right hand on the break. Arlovski with a short combo. They clinch again. They break and trade punches. Mir with a left hand as Arlovski had his back against the fence. They clinch again. Arlovski with a knee and some then another on the break. Arlovski with a big right hand as the round ends. 10-9 Arlovski.
ROUND 2- They clinch and Mir gets the fight to the mat and is in the full guard of Arlovski. Arlovski with some punches from the bottom. Mir remains in the guard. Mir with some elbows from the top. Big elbows but Arlovski hangs on. Mir looking tired from top position. The crowd boos the lack of action and they are stood up by John McCarthy. Arlovski with a head kick and follows with a left hand. They clinch and Arlovski with some knees and they break. Arlovski with a leg kick. Mir lands a left. Mir is just standing in front of Arlovski and not doing anything. Mir lands a left hand. Arlovski with a right hand. He lands another. Mir with a spinning elbow. Arlovski with a right hand. Mir standing there and doing nothjing at times, inviting Arlovski to hit him. Mir is tired. They clinch as the round ends. 10-9 Arlovski, 20-18 Arlovski.
ROUND 3- They tie up and Arlovski pushes Mir against the fence. They are quickly broken up due to lack of action. Mir ducks a right hand and ties up with Arlovski. The crowd booing the lack of action. Arlovski with an elbow. They break and Mir lands a left hand. Mir rocks Arlovski with a punch and they go to the mat and Mir looks for a finish. Arlovski rolls out from the bottom and Mir has his neck. They tie up against the fence. Arlovski with an elbow. They are broken up again. Arlovski lands a left hand and then a combo. They clinch again and lots of boos from the crowd. Both men are very tired. Arlovski with a right hand and both swing as the fight ends. 10-9 Mir, 29-28 Arlovski.
Official Result- Andrei Arlovski def. Frank Mir by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
ANTHONY JOHNSON VS. JIMI MANUWA
ROUND 1- Manuwa with a leg kick right away. Johnson misses a big right hand. Johnson with a leg kick and they are throwing bombs. Johnson stuns Manuwa for a moment with a right hand. Manuwa with a leg kick. Johnson shoots in and gets a takedown. Johnson looks to take the back of Manuwa. Johnson with big punches from the back. Johnson has the body locked on the mat. Manuwa gets to his feet but Johnson slams him back to the mat. Johnson in half-guard of Manuwa. Johnson looking to set up an arm-triangle. Johnson with a punch from the top. The crowd is booing as there isn't a lot of action. Johnson responds with some punches and Manuwa scrambles to his feet. Manuwa with a leg kick and they clinch. Johnson with a knee. They trade knees against the fence. Johnson with a few more knees as we have a sputtering end to the round. 10-9 Johnson.
ROUND 2- Johnson with a front kick and lands a big right hand. Manuwa with a big body kick and Johnson counters with a big right hand that knocks Manuwa down. Johnson with another big right hand on the ground and Manuwa is out! Big knockout win by Johnson as Manuwa went out from the punch on the ground.
Official Result- Anthony Johnson def. Jimi Manuwa by knockout (punches) at :28 of Round 2
PAIGE VANZANT VS. ALEX CHAMBERS
ROUND 1- They come out swinging. VanZant with a knee in the clinch and they break. VanZant with a leg kick. VanZant with a wild combo and they clinch. VanZant with some knees and they both land right hands. VanZant with some knees but Chambers is landing body punches. VanZant with a big leg kick. They trade punches. Chambers misses a right hand and VanZant lands a knee as they clinch. VanZant with foot stomps. VanZant with knees but Chambers is landing some punches. VanZant with a nice judo throw and is on top. They get to their feet. Both land some punches and Chambers goes for a takedown. They clinch and VanZant lands some more knees. Big knee from VanZant on the break. They clinch again and more knees from VanZant. They break but clinch again and VanZant is landing. Chambers drops to the ground and VanZant landing from the top. Chambers to her feet and VanZant with another knee as the round ends. 10-9 VanZant.
ROUND 2- VanZant with a nice combo. Chambers fires back but VanZant clinches against the fence. VanZant with more knees and a body kick as they break. Foot stomps from VanZant. She is very aggressive on her feet. VanZant has the body lock and landing more knees in the clinch. More knees as they break and Chambers circles away. VanZant with the clinch and some more knees and foot stomps. She is doing the same thing but Chambers can't stop it. Chambers drops for a takedown in the tie-up but VanZant stops it with elbows. VanZant with more knees as Chambers doesn't have a way to stop them. Chambers escapes and VanZant rocks her with a body kick. They trade a wild exchange. VanZant with a knee and more punches and gets a takedown against the fence. VanZant in side control and landing punches. VanZant grabs the back and lands more. Dominant showing by VanZant. 10-8 VanZant, 20-17 VanZant.
ROUND 3- VanZant comes out firing punches and gets the clinch against the fence. Chambers drops to the ground and VanZant lands a punch before wanting her back up. Chambers looks done. Chambers goes to the mat and VanZant grabs the neck and locks in a choke. VanZant looks to finish but lets it go. VanZant in mount and grabs the armbar and Chambers taps! VanZant with a dominant win.
Official Result- Paige VanZant def. Alex Chambers by submission at 1:01 of Round 3