UFC 191

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UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson 2
UFC 191 event poster.jpeg
The poster for UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateSeptember 5, 2015 (2015-09-05)
VenueMGM Grand Garden Arena
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Total gate$1,362,700[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson 2 UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson

UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 was a mixed martial arts event held on September 5, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.[3]


Initially, a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Daniel Cormier and top contender Alexander Gustafsson was linked as a possible event headliner.[4] Although never officially announced by the UFC, the bout between Cormier and Gustafsson would not take place at this event and would instead be postponed and moved to UFC 192.[5]

During the live Fox Sports 1 broadcast of UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee, it was confirmed that a UFC Flyweight Championship bout between current champion Demetrious Johnson and top contender John Dodson would headline the event.[6] Their first fight at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson ended in a unanimous decision victory for Johnson.[7]

The co-main event featured a heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir.[8]

Anthony Johnson was originally expected to face Jan Błachowicz on the card. However, Johnson was pulled from the bout on July 30 in favor of a fight with Jimi Manuwa at the event.[9] In turn, Błachowicz faced The Ultimate Fighter 19 light heavyweight winner Corey Anderson.[10]

Raquel Pennington was initially expected to face Leslie Smith at UFC 192. However, Smith was forced to pull out of the event due to injury.[11] Subsequently, Pennington was pulled from the card entirely in favor of a bout with former title challenger Liz Carmouche at this event.[12] In turn, Carmouche pulled out of the fight just days after being added, citing injury and was replaced by Jéssica Andrade. This fight was a rematch, as Andrade beat Pennington via split decision at UFC 171.[13]

Andre Fili was expected to face Clay Collard at the event.[14] However, less than one week after the bout was announced, Fili was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Tiago Trator.[15]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson (c) def. John Dodson Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 50–45) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski def. Frank Mir Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Anthony Johnson def. Jimi Manuwa KO (punches) 2 0:28
Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson def. Jan Błachowicz Decision (unanimous) (30–25, 30–25, 29–26) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Paige VanZant def. Alex Chambers Submission (armbar) 3 1:01
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Ross Pearson def. Paul Felder Decision (split) (28–29, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight John Lineker def. Francisco Rivera Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:08
Women's Bantamweight Raquel Pennington def. Jéssica Andrade Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:58
Featherweight Tiago Trator def. Clay Collard Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Middleweight Joe Riggs def. Ron Stallings Disqualification (illegal upkick) 2 2:28
Lightweight Joaquim Silva def. Nazareno Malegarie Decision (split) (28–29, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00


Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[18]

  • Demetrious Johnson: $191,000 (includes $58,000 win bonus) def. John Dodson: $60,000
  • Andrei Arlovski: $225,000 (no win bonus) def. Frank Mir: $200,000
  • Anthony Johnson: $230,000 (includes $115,000 win bonus) def. Jimi Manuwa: $24,000
  • Corey Anderson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Jan Błachowicz: $34,000
  • Paige VanZant: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Alex Chambers: $12,000
  • Ross Pearson: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def. Paul Felder: $18,000
  • John Lineker: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Francisco Rivera: $23,000
  • Raquel Pennington: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jéssica Andrade: $20,000
  • Tiago Trator: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Clay Collard: $10,000
  • Joe Riggs: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Ronald Stallings: $12,000
  • Joaquim Silva: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Nazareno Malegarie: $10,000

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[19]

  • Fight of the Night: John Lineker vs. Francisco Rivera
  • Performance of the Night: Anthony Johnson and Raquel Pennington

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ http://mmapayout.com/blue-book/pay-per-view/[dead link]
  3. ^ Dave Doyle (2015-06-03). "UFC 191 announced for Sept. 5 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-06-24.
  4. ^ John Morgan (2015-07-05). "Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson was targeted for September, but injury will delay". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-05.
  5. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-07-18). "Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson booked as UFC 192 headliner in Houston". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
  6. ^ Damon Martin (2015-07-15). "UFC 191 headlined by Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson 2, 'Rumble' Johnson returns". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  7. ^ Brian Knapp (2013-01-26). "Demetrious Johnson outduels John Dodson, keeps flyweight title at UFC on Fox 6". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
  8. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-08-01). "Finally – Mir vs. Arlovski set for UFC 191". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  9. ^ Damon Martin (2015-07-30). "Anthony Johnson now faces Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191 in Las Vegas". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  10. ^ Jason Floyd (2015-07-30). "Jan Blachowicz vs. Corey Anderson set for UFC 191". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  11. ^ Denniz Löfgren Hasyilmaz (2015-08-05). "Leslie Smith drar sig ur UFC 192 och matchen mot Raquel Pennington". mmanytt.se. Retrieved 2015-08-05.
  12. ^ Mike Bohn (2015-08-12). "Liz Carmouche meets Raquel Pennington at UFC 191 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  13. ^ Staff (2015-08-19). "Jessica Andrade in for Liz Carmouche to rematch Raquel Pennington at UFC 191". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
  14. ^ Staff (2015-08-06). "UFC 191 adds Andre Fili vs. Clay Collard". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  15. ^ Staff (2015-08-13). "Tiago Trator replaces Andre Fili, meets Clay Collard at UFC 191". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
  16. ^ "UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  17. ^ Staff (2015-08-14). "UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson II fight card lineup finalized; VanZant vs. Chambers kicks off pay-per-view". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-08-14.
  18. ^ Staff (2015-09-08). "UFC 191 salaries: Anthony Johnson event's top earner with $230,000 purse". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-08.
  19. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-09-05). "UFC 191 Bonuses: John Lineker, Francisco Rivera garner $50K for wild slugfest". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-09-05.