UFC 191 Results: ‘Johnson vs. Dodson 2’ Play-by-Play & Updates

By Jordan Breen Sep 5, 2015

Sherdog.com's live UFC 191 coverage kicks off Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Nazareno Malegarie vs. Joaquim Silva

Round 1

Silva tries to close on Malegarie quickly, darting in and out, but the Argentinian steps forward and tags him with two left hooks, then nearly pops him with another good one moments later. Both men taking turns stepping into the pocket and unloading with hooks, but solid defense both ways so far. Malegarie feints, Silva attacks and Malegarie lands a clever overhand left cleanly. Malegarie's left hook remains the best scoring punch of the round as he counters Silva on the majority of Silva's attacks. Finally, “Netto BJJ” slams a hard hook into Malegarie's right eye, then lands a hook and an uppercut. Silva continues to press Malegarie, faking his jab then landing a solid flying knee. Malegarie tries to step into the clinch behind a left hook, but the Brazilian shoves him away. Malegarie ducks under a Silva jab and shoots, pushing his man back to the fence and grinding for a single-leg takedown. Silva threatens with a standing guillotine, using it to land knees on Malegarie before the Argentinian breaks free. Silva glances with a right cross, but Malegarie dings him with a another clean left hand. Silva responds with wild hooks, grazing Malegarie with his left hook and drawing blood from above Malegarie's right eye. Clean right cross lead for Malegarie, but Silva is pressuring harder than ever in the dying seconds of the round. Before the horn, Silva unloads another flying knee which Malegarie covers up and absorbs. Strong, competitive opening round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Malegarie
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Silva
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Silva

Round 2

Silva continues to pressure Malegarie, sliding forward on his left foot, but Malegarie abates him with a double left hook. The Bellator veteran comes forward now, distracting Silva with punches before sucking him down to the mat with a double-leg takedown. Silva stands quickly, but Malegarie locks his hands, turns him away from the fence and dumps him. Silva shrimps away explosively, sliding up the cage and covering up to block Malegarie's hooks. Silva pressures again, but Malegarie backs him up with a sneaky right cross. Silva swats Malegarie with another left hook and the Argentinian winces, favoring his cut right eye. Malegarie jabs and Silva partially lands a left roundhouse kick upstairs on the far side. Malegarie lands a jab, but Silva lands a right hook after and breaks his combination attempt. Left overhand for Malegarie tags Silva without much impact, and Silva returns with another switch-step jumping knee. One minute left in the round and Malegarie tries to pump his jab on the advancing Brazilian, but Silva lands a sharp overhand right. Good right hook from Malegarie and “Netto BJJ” backs up momentarily. Good right hand for Silva lands after the 10-second clapper, but he can't follow up.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Malegarie
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Silva
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Malegarie

Round 3

The evenly matched pair of lightweights share a hug in the middle of the cage to start the final round, before ripping one another with duelling hooks for a moment. Malegarie is the forward aggressor now, popping Silva with a series of jabs that bring the Brazilian back to life. Silva uses his teep to back Malegarie up and walks him across the cage, but Malegarie is the more active puncher. Silva lunges with a flying knee and Malegarie pops him with another crafty overhand. Silva advancing again, but Malegarie keeps sticking his jab out to stem whatever momentum the Brazilian might have. Malegarie ducks a right hook and glances with two hooks of his own. For the first time in 13 minutes, the pace slows, but once Silva starts pressing Malegarie, the Argentinian lands a left cross-right hook. Silva lands another quality stepping knee, but tries a flying knee and eats and overhand right. Another left head kick from Silva is blocked, and Malegarie chases him down with three punches, landing one clean right cross in the exchange. Just one minute to go in the bout now and Malegarie ducks a cross and takes Silva down with a single, but can't keep him there. The 10-second clapper sounds and Silva tries one last double-clutch flying knee, but it goes nowhere.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Malegarie (30-27 Malegarie)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Malegarie (29-28 Silva)
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Malegarie (29-28 Malegarie)

The Official Result

Joaquim Silva def. Nazareno Malegarie via Split Decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29) R3 5:00

Joe Riggs vs. Ron Stallings

Round 1

The southpaw Stallings comes out with an upright stance, parrying and trapping Riggs' lead hand as he tries to throw. Stallings unloads a right hook and Riggs ducks underneath, but can't find a counter. Riggs lands a leg kick and Stallings pops him with a jab, then returns a moment later with a digging right hook. Stallings with a clean jab that draws blood by Riggs' right eye and has him wincing and grabbing at his face. Riggs tries to swing hooks to keep Stallings off of him, but “The Choir Boy” tags him with hooks and lands a salvo of knees. Riggs is clearly struggling with the eye, so Stallings shoots a left cross down the middle and tags him. Riggs shoots for a single and gets Stallings down, but winds up headfirst in a triangle. It's not tight, so Stallings changes to an omoplata and rolls a frozen Riggs, who concedes the top position, letting Stallings move to side control. Riggs scrambles and regains his feet with just over 90 seconds to go, then trips Stallings up with a desperate takedown, settling in full guard. Stallings nearly sweeps Riggs off with butterfly hooks, but “Diesel” lands some right hands and settles back on top. Big left elbow from Riggs, but Stallings kicks him away and forces Riggs to stand. Riggs tries a Georges St. Pierre-esque crescent kick feint guard pass and manages to swing it, diving into side control before the horn and knuckling Stallings a bit.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Stallings
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Stallings
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Stallings

Round 2

Riggs continues to wince courtesy of the cut at the corner of his right eye as the second round begins. As if emboldened by the cut, Riggs plows Stallings with a beautiful left cross, dropping “The Choir Boy” against the fence. Stallings gets his wits back, but his left eye is cut open and Riggs is all over him with heavy punches and elbows. Stallings tries to tie Riggs up, but Riggs gets his posture back and mashes with elbows. Riggs goes for body-body-head tactics, buttering Stallings up before another vicious elbow attack. Vintage Riggs as he slams Stallings with elbows while “The Choir Boy” looks for wrist control in vain. Stallings' face is looking messy. Riggs tries to pass guard and takes an illegal upkick in the process. Referee Jason Herzog calls for time due to the foul and though Stallings is bleeding profusely and being dominated, the doctor checks out Riggs due to the upkick. Riggs plainly tells the doctor he can't see and that's a wrap; Ron Stallings has been disqualified.

The Official Result

Joe Riggs def. Ron Stallings via DQ (Illegal Upkick) R2 2:28

Clay Collard vs. Tiago dos Santos e Silva

Round 1

Collard shows pressure early, doubling his jab and firing flying kicks. Silva pops him with a quick right cross and backs him up. Collard steps into the clinch behind a flurry and lands a nice left hand, but Silva drills him with a hard knee to the body. Collard steps into the pocket with his hands completely down and just avoids a wild right hand from Silva. The American gets inside and drives his foe into the fence, but not before Silva lands some more stiff knees to the body. Collard digs punches to the body but Silva eventually shrugs him off. Collard drifts across range with a sharp right cross that lands. Collard keeps attacking, throwing swarms of running punches and kicks to keep the Brazilian on his heels. Silva ducks under a wild Collard swing and grabs a rear waistlock, but Collard grins, throwing punches at Silva over his shoulder. Silva tries to ragdoll Collard to the mat, but the Utah native winds up on top where he lands hammerfists and a powerful diving elbow. Silva grapevines Collard's leg, however, and sweeps to top position off of a kneebar attempt with a minute to go. Silva slides into full mount along the fence, but Collard walks his feet along the cage and scrambles back to his feet. Silva gets to his waist again, but Collard blocks his takedown with a whizzer. They get stuck in the dogfight position however and Silva jumps right on Collard's back and sinks a rear-naked choke. He squeezes, but can't finish it before the horn sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Silva
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Silva
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Collard

Round 2

Collard gets back to attacking with swarms of punches and kicks. When Silva kicks low, Collard catches it and nearly knocks his off-balance opponent to the mat. Collard keeps swinging as Silva approaches, backing him up and landing countering crosses and jabs. Silva steps in and bangs the body. Collard goes for a spinning back attack with no hope of landing, allowing Silva to grab him momentarily and flurry. A double jab lands for Collard on the advancing Silva, but the Brazilian keeps swinging, so they have a momentary firefight. Silva throws a sloppy kick and Collard lances him with a lunging left cross, dropping him to the mat. Silva looks for an armbar, but he's not tight on the elbow, so Collard yanks his arm free while hammerfisting. However, just like the first round, “Trator” uses a leglock attempt to sweep to top position with two minutes to go in the round. Silva shows hard shoulder pressure, threatening an arm-triangle choke and moving to full mount once more. Collard ties his head up and scrambles, but gives up his back again. Collard tripods and shakes Silva over the top, winding up in north-south along the cage. The American frees himself, stacks Silva and grinds with elbows. Silva throws an armbar attempt up, but Collard pulls his arm out and dives back on top with more flailing punches and elbows up until the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Collard
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Collard
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Collard

Round 3

Collard lands a long right cross, but eats a hook from Silva. It's the Brazilian with forward pressure, but Collard's wild left backs him up again. Collard steps into another arm-weary flurry and “Trator” drops him with a low kick for a brief second. Collard comes forward and lands two clean jabs in an otherwise blocked flurry. Right cross from Silva rocks Collard's head back. They clash with crosses, Collard sneaks a left cross in, but Silva lands a hard teep to the thigh a moment later. Collard is still landing his left, but his fatigue is allowing the Brazilian to land whipping right hands now. “Trator” dives for a single, but Collard shakes Him off while landing right hands. Two minutes left in the fight. Collard switches stances and lands a left cross while shuffling his feet. Silva goes for an outside trip and Collard shrugs him off, but Silva smacks him with an overhand right once more. Collard steps back, then drives into a double, but can't keep his opponent on the ground. Silva swings, Collard ducks under again, but “Trator” is ready for it, stuffing it and ducking behind Collard to another rear waistlock. Silva is hanging onto Collard, taking a breather, but Collard can't break free. Collard tries to roll away with a somersault, gets nowhere, but he tries it again a moment later and gets a decent look at a leglock. Silva slides out and winds up on top in the final moments.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Silva (29-28 Silva)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Silva (29-28 Silva)
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Collard (30-27 Collard)

The Official Result

Tiago dos Santos e Silva def. Clay Collard via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00

Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington

Round 1

Andrade smacks Pennington with two right hooks, forcing a clinch. Pennington gets the collar tie, then pushes Andrade into the cage. Andrade drops for a single and Pennington looks for a guillotine, but Andrade shows huge power on the deep single, elevating “Rocky,” holding her in the air a la Matt Hughes, then dropping her away from the cage. Pennington tries to tie Andrade up, but Andrade breaks through her head control, picks her up and slams her, then passes to the side. Pennington rolls and exposes her back, but Andrade can't sink her hooks. They clinch again as Pennington drives for a takedown, punching Andrade's ribs. Andrade pulls her up with underhooks, but Pennington lands a clean elbow. Andrade goes for a single, but Pennington thwarts it with a kimura attempt. Another powerful lift from Andrade, but after slamming “Rocky,” the Hawaiian bounces right back to her feet. Andrade catches her leg and trips her plant leg, but Pennington hops right back up again, initiating a heavy exchange. Big hooks, elbows and knees in tight from Pennington. She stuns Andrade and forces the Brazilian to hang on. The Brazilian launches punches of her own inside, and we've got a rugged phone booth fight developing. Andrade, a late replacement for Liz Carmouche, is starting to show the effects of Pennington's attack. She dumps Pennington on the mat one more time, but Pennington gets a look at a loose armbar and hammerfists Andrade in the face from the bottom.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pennington
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Andrade
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Pennington

Round 2

Andrade backs Pennington up with a flurry of hooks, then pops her with a reaching left hook. Pennington answers back and stumbles “Bate Estaca” when she kicks low. Pennington with another series of hooks, then avoids an Andrade clinch attempt. Andrade touches Pennington with a Superman punch attempt, but Pennington tags her up with two right hands afterward. Andrade tries to grab a single collar tie, but gets swatted by two Pennington hooks. “Rocky” steps back then drives into a double, putting Andrade on the mat. Andrade has a guillotine with half guard on the far side, but Pennington stands back up, absorbing two knees from Andrade before breaking free. Left hook lands for an advancing Andrade, then a hard knee and another left hand, perhaps the Brazilian's most powerful shots thus far. Two minutes to go in the round, Andrade kicks low, Pennington shoots and gets a takedown. Once more, “Rocky” gets headfirst into a guillotine, but this time Andrade has full guard. Pennington tries to push Andrade's knee down to pass, but winds up slightly deeper in the choke. Both women looking tired now with a minute to go, but Pennington pops her head out and gets busy on top. Pennington stacks Andrade, Andrade pushes her away, but Pennington is back on her in a heartbeat, driving punches down. The Brazilian looks for a leglock, then kicks away and tries to scramble. Pennington dives right on Andrade's back and sinks a rear-naked choke with absolute quickness. She's got less than 10 seconds to go and it's a race against time. Pennington flattens Andrade out, squeezes and gets the dramatic, last-second tap in round two.

The Official Result

Raquel Pennington def. Jessica Andrade via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 4:58

John Lineker vs. Francisco Rivera

Round 1

Rivera backs Lineker up cautiously, before touching him with a low kick. Lineker responds with a double jab, touching Rivera with a right over the top. Lineker pressures Rivera back to the fence, land a hard hook and here we go: both men just draw their weapons and fire with both hands, pure “Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots” along the cage. Massive hooks smashing both ways, but Lineker is getting the better of things. Rivera lands a clean right, but a pair of hooks from Lineker crumple “Cisco” along the fence. Lineker landing pounding left hands, Rivera gets his hand up to block and referee Chris Tognoni permits this to continue. Rivera catches Lineker's left hand and ties it up, lon enough to get back to his feet and start throwing insane hooks. This is just hook for hook, blow for blow, complete insanity with no defense. Rivera is bloodied in the face as Lineker rakes him with another massive right hook. Rivera's left eye is a mess. Rivera dives forward into another desperate takedown, so Lineker locks up a guillotine choke, adjusts his hips and squeezes for the tap. Two of the most hellacious, recklessly violent minutes you'll ever see in MMA.

The Official Result

John Lineker def. Francisco Rivera via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R1 2:08

Paul Felder vs. Ross Pearson

Round 1

Felder lands a good stepping knee quickly, but Pearson chops him with a right simultaneously. Felder steps in with another knee to the body, clinches, then lands two on the chin. Pearson gets underhooks and runs him into the fence to stop the knees, driving his head into Felder's face. Felder swims to Pearson's neck and lands another hard knee. Right knee to the body and a right elbow inside for Felder. Pearson crossfaces him, trying to break away, but Felder drills him with another knee to the body. Pearson turns him around and grinds him into the fence again, but can't generate effective offense. Felder turns “The Real Deal” around again and lands more hard knees and another elbow. Felder drops for a takedown but Pearson gets double unders and pulls him up. Felder throws a spinning back elbow, Pearson ducks and escapes. “The Irish Dragon” launches a head kick seconds later, which the Brit catches, dumping Felder on the bottom in the middle of the cage. Pearson gets to full guard, stacks and elbows. Felder kicks him away, leaving Pearson to stand in Ali-Inoki position. Pearson punches back into full guard and Felder lands an elbow from his back. More elbows from Felder from full guard. Pearson stacks him along the fence, Felder looks for a leglock, then spins and gets caught in a front headlock. Pearson tries to cradle him, but can't stop Felder from getting his feet back. Short left elbow from Felder, then Pearson punches to the body. Hard left knee to the ribs from Felder, then he shoots again with 30 seconds left in the round; Pearson fights it off ably. Before the round ends, Felder explodes for another spinning back attack, but Pearson dings him and knocks him to the mat before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Felder
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Felder
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Felder

Round 2

The second stanza begins at distance, with both lightweights exchanging low kicks. Pearson steps in and twice lands quality left hooks, then circles out. Heavy outside leg kick from Felder, but Pearson responds with a right cross and a hard outside low kick of his own. Jumping knee to the body lands for Felder and both men fire their hands, but it's Pearson landing a clean right and escaping. Simultaneous jabs land for both men as Felder keeps pressing forward. Pearson puts a hook on his body and escapes again. “The Real Deal” looks for a roundhouse kick upstairs, but Felder easily blocks it. Halfway mark of the round and the fight, and Felder lands a stinging left kick to the body. Pearson jabs and circles, so Felder attacks with another jumping knee, making minimal contact. Inside low kick for Pearson, who ducks a left hook from Felder. Spinning back kick from Felder backs Pearson up, but the former TUF champ avoids most of its brunt. Right hook to the body lands for the still-circling Pearson. Stepping knee to the body from Felder registers, but Pearson pops his head back with a jab. Inside low kick from Felder behind a one-two lands, but Pearson puts another jab in his face, then lands a right to the body. Felder launches a wild spinning hook kick, Pearson ducks under and clinches with 10 seconds to go. Felder lands an elbow, but Pearson backs him off with a right cross that just misses.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pearson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Felder
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Pearson

Round 3

Felder advances on Pearson quickly and tags him with a left hand. Felder tries for a vertical elbow, but Pearson lands a left hook and evades him. Felder tries to time Pearson with a knee coming in, but Pearson remains elusive, showing good head movement even when he misses his punches. Pearson feints, ducks low and puts a right hook to Felder's ribs. Felder loads up on a right hook low-left hook high, but can't land. Felder lands a jab, but Pearson lances him with a harder one, then ducks two punches from “The Irish Dragon.” Pearson sneaks an uppercut in and fakes a spinning attack to enter the clinch. He gets double underhooks and stomps Felder's feet as the halfway point of the round passes. Felder lands a stiff knee to the body in close as Pearson grinds. They step off the cage and the Philadelphian turns Pearson around and separates. Inside low kick for Pearosn, but he can't step inside for a combination as Felder shows good head movement of his own. Spinning back fist from Felder is blocked. There's 90 seconds left in what is likely a razor close fight. Felder pressures Pearson back to the cage, lands an uppercut, but Pearson lands a hook. Hard outside low kick by Felder, then both men land left hooks. Pearson returns with another left hook, then an elbow which seems to upset Felder. Hard spinning wheel kick by Felder smashes into Pearson's guard but doesn't appear to do serious damage. Stepping knee from Felder pops Pearson's head up, but Pearson lands two right crosses to stop Felder from launching a final attack.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pearson (29-28 Pearson)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Felder (30-27 Felder)
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Pearson (29-28 Pearson)

The Official Result

Ross Pearson def. Paul Felder via Split Decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00

Alex Chambers vs. Paige VanZant

Round 1

VanZant swarms Chambers immediately, using punches to get to the clinch and land a volley of knees. Chambers separates but VanZant gives chase, raking her with a left hook, then moving into the clinch and delivering more knees. Both women landing short hooks and uppercuts inside. Two hard knees to the head from VanZant, who continues her heavy pressure, landing a right hook then separating. VaZant walks Chambers down to the other side of the cage and lands a right cross, but Chambers dings her with a right hook of her own. An overhand right from “Astro Girl” glances, but VanZant walks right through it, landing more knees in the clinch. Chambers shoots low, but VanZant easily defends, gets her neck and keeps blasting with knees. Chambers tries to wriggle away, so VanZant tosses her with a hip throw for a moment before letting Chambers stand. Once back on the feet, VanZant clinches again and gets right back to kneeing Chambers and smothering her against the fence. VanZant almost trips Chambers with a foot sweep, but she keeps her balance, only to eat two more knees from VanZant before escaping. Chambers initiates the clinch now off of a VanZant kick, but “12 Gauge” gets a collar tie and lands more knees. Knee to the body from VanZant essentially runs Chambers over and puts her on her back against the fence. She tries to scramble into a single, but eats punches and knees en route to her feet. VanZant lands an uppercut and another knee before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 VanZant
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 VanZant
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 VanZant

Round 2

VanZant looks to walk Chambers down again, but “Astro Girl” does a little better to circle away. VanZant casually grabs her neck and runs her back to the fence, landing more knees. VanZant continues walking forward behind kicks and punches, forcing Chambers into another clinch and stomping her feet. Chambers appears to favor her left eye momentarily, covering it as VanZant knees to the body. VanZant continues her constant pummelling, punching and kneeing, but Chambers gets free. VanZant runs her down, landing a right cross, grabbing the neck and delivering more knees. Chambers manages to turn VanZant around and grab her leg, but the single attempt goes nowhere. VanZant forces Chambers to the ground for a moment and when the Aussie stands, VanZant nearly locks on a standing rear-naked choke. Chambers spins around, only to get stuck in the clinch eating elbows to the face and knees to the body. Uppercut, right hook and a body kick land for VanZant and Chambers slumps along the fence. VanZant peppers her with punches, but Chambers gets back to her feet, albeit in obvious exhaustion. VanZant foot sweeps her to the ground with 30 seconds left, moving into scarf control, pinning her arm and punching. VanZant grab a back crucifix and pounds away until the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 VanZant
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 VanZant
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-8 VanZant

Round 3

VanZant comes out swinging wildly, moving Chambers back to the fence within seconds. She sweeps the foot, punches Chambers in the face, then kicks at her legs before letting her stand. VanZant attacks immediately with an overhand right, then drops Chambers with another hard knee to the body. Chambers wilts along the fence as VanZant slides into full mount, raining down heavy right hands. Chambers sticks her arm up to defend and VanZant deftly pivots on it, pops her hips and forces the armbar submission. Complete domination by Paige VanZant.

The Official Result

Paige VanZant def. Alex Chambers via Submission (Armbar) R3 1:01

Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz

Round 1

Anderson takes the outside, circling around Blachowicz and popping his jab. Anderson steps in on two big flurries and Blachowicz just backs up out of the way of serious contact. Anderson circles and jabs, but walks into a left hook from the Pole, then a stepping knee to the body. Blachowicz presses a bit, landing a jab and a right hand, but eating a counter from “Beastin' 25/8.” Blachowicz kicks to the body twice in a row, Anderson catches both, but he can't land. Blachowicz steps to the clinch and lands a knee to the body before Anderson runs them into the fence. Blachowicz ducks low, clasps his hands, turns Anderson away from the cage and dumps him. The American scrambles up quickly but Blachowicz controls him with a headlock, landing short uppercuts. Anderson gets free and lands a knee to the body on the break. Anderson charges for a takedown, switching from a double to a single, then back to a double to suck Blachowicz off of his feet with less than two minutes to go in the round. The Polish fighter closes guard and takes his time before throwing up a nice armbar that rolls Anderson over. Unfortunately, Anderson ends up along the cage, allowing him to push off and escape. The light heavyweights hit their feet again. Anderson runs Blachowicz into the fence and delivers two knees as the pair draw long breaths.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Anderson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Anderson
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Anderson

Round 2

“Beastin' 25/8” lands a right hand and Blachowicz responds with a kick to the body. The American runs his target backwards with a right cross, then tackles him to the mat one more time. Blachowicz frames a triangle choke briefly, but Anderson frees himself and gets to elbowing. Right hands from Anderson break through Blachowicz's guard as the Pole tries to pin Anderson's arms to his chest. Blachowicz looks for an armbar but Anderson punches through the attempt and moves his foe toward the fence. Anderson winds up on a big right hand, punching his way to half guard for a moment before Blachowicz replaces. Blachowicz with double wrist control now, but he's exhausted, so Anderson just shakes his hands free and delivers heavy right elbows. Blachowicz kicks Anderson away, but “Beastin' 25/8” stays on top, swooping into half guard with punches. Anderson postures up and rips Blachowicz with a stream of left hands, then delivering the point of his right elbow to the Pole's ribs on the far side. Mashing elbows from Anderson, then a heavier salvo of three afterward register. Blachowicz flattens out along the cage as Anderson smacks him with more left hands.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Anderson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Anderson
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-8 Anderson

Round 3

Anderson shoots within five seconds, powering through on a double, tapping the knee and putting Blachowicz right back on the canvas. “Beastin' 25/8” relocates his foe to the fence and Blachowicz tries for an armbar, but there's no space. Anderson pulls away, stands up, then dives down on Blachowicz when the Pole tries to slide up the fence. Anderson powers into half guard, then keeps heavy on top trying to move straight into full mount. Blachowicz blocks it and puts Anderosn back in half guard on the opposite side with three minutes to go. Anderson postures up with a heavy storm of punches, then elbows, before stepping over Blachowicz's near arm, trapping him for more elbows. Blachowicz kicks Anderson away, but the American is right back on top, hammering away and threatening to pass. Blachowicz puts Anderson back in full guard, but it's all defense and preservation from the Polish fighter now. Anderson passes to half guard, landing more left elbows and inducing Blachowicz to roll into a single. Anderson turns the corner and tries to take the back in sloppy fashion. He blows it, but as soon as they regain their feet, Blachowicz is so tired that Anderson is able to charge him and put him right back on the canvas. Anderson gets to half guard and lands some more left punches and elbows before the fight

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Anderson (30-25 Anderson)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 Anderson (30-26 Anderson)
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-8 Anderson (30-25 Anderson)

The Official Result

Corey Anderson def. Jan Blachowicz via Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-25, 29-26) R3 5:00

Anthony Johnson vs. Jimi Manuwa

Round 1

Manuwa kicks inside and Johnson tries to responds with a heavy right. Manuwa kicks again, so “Rumble” unloads another brutal right hand that does damage, stumbling the Brit. Manuwa gets to his feet, but Johnson presses on, rocking his head back with a reaching right cross, then ducking under and tackling him to the mat. Manuwa tries to scramble, but gets tuck on his knees, eating right hands from Johnson. Johnson rides Manuwa for a moment before moving behind him. Manuwa gets to his feet and grabs the fence, so referee Jason Herzog slaps his hand off the cage. Johnson remains dedicated to wrestling, elevating Manuwa and slamming him to the mat with three minutes left in the round. Johnson pressures to half guard, then tries to slide up the middle to full mount, but Manuwa shrimps away. Johnson is still in half guard, with head-and-arm pressure, looking to pass. Johnson drives his shoulder into Manuwa's jaw, putting his face to the fence. Manuwa slides up the fence to his feet, but eats a right hook from Johnson. They clinch up and Manuwa walks the pair back to the far side of the fence. The pair trade knees to the thighs over the final minute with the pace slowing considerably.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Johnson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Johnson
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Johnson

Round 2

Both men launch right hands but cross one another, but Johnson responds with a left that cracks Manuwa. “Rumble” continues pressuring “The Poster Boy”, walking through a kick to the body from Manuwa as he throws one of his own. Again, Johnson recovers his stance more quickly, getting his feet back and firing a short right overhand that blows Manuwa away. The Brit hits the mat and Johnson is all over him with follow-up blows to seal the knockout.

The Official Result

Anthony Johnson def. Jimi Manuwa via KO (Punches) R2 0:28

Andrei Arlovski vs. Frank Mir

Round 1

Southpaw Mir and orthodox Arlovski flex jabs at each other for 20 seconds before Mir ducks under and runs Arlovski into the fence, muscling on double unders. Arlovski gets an underhook for his own, them separates. Arlovski ducks low and shoots a right over the top, cracking Mir and backing him. However, Mir comes back and lands a running left hook on Arlovski as “The Pitbull” backs himself up onto the cage. Arlovski continues pumping his jab, looking to shoot the heavy right hand. He feints and lands another right on Mir, then mixes in the inside low kick as he circles the outside. Arlovski misses a right, Mir tags him with a left hand and runs him back into the cage. Arlovski turns, separates and takes the center of the cage once more. Mir trudges forward, launching a slow left cross off of an Arlovski low kick and smothering his fellow former UFC heavyweight champ to the cage. Arlovski separates again and just misses with a right hand. Mir steps forward, pawing at Arlovski's jab before initiating another clinch and putting Arlovski's back to the fence, but “The Pitbull” frees himself again without incident. Mir ducks forward swinging another big left, which Arlovski blocks. However, Mir wraps him up with 60 seconds to go and looks up at the clock, already looking fairly spent. They jockey for position with over-unders until Arlovski lands a clean knee on the break with just over 10 seconds to go in the opening frame.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Arlovski
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Arlovski
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Arlovski

Round 2

Arlovski lands the inside low kick, Mir shoots a single and stays determined, taking Arlovski off of his feet and turning him away from the fence. Arlovski closes guard as Mir tries to chop at him with right hands. Arlovski tries to overhook Mir's arms, which just allows the American to break free and pound him to the body. Arlovski underhooks Mir and closes guard, hoping for a stand-up from referee “Big” John McCarthy. Fortunately for Arlovski, Mir is exhausted, so he's able to stall him entirely and get his wish with three minutes left in the round. Mir switches to orthodox, so Arlovski launches a head kick, most of which is blocked. Mir runs Arlovski to the cage again, but “The Pitbull” escapes and tags Mir with a clean right. Mir swims to the clinch under another left-handed lunge, but it goes nowhere. Arlovski winds up a right hook that misses now, prompting another brief, awkward clinch. Arlovski shoots a right down the middle, just glancing his target, then a cleaner one moments later, but Mir eats it well. Mir charges forward with an ugly spinning back fist, but actually makes contact as Arlovski walks into the cage and is able to tie up for a moment. Arlovski frees himself and Mir stands in front of him, hands down, smiling. Arlovski doesn't take his bait, feinting until he tags Mir with another right. Mir spits out his mouthguard and John McCarthy quickly replaces it. On the restart, the heavyweights size each other up before Arlovski runs Mir int the fence, kneeing him to the body.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Arlovski
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Mir
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Arlovski

Round 3

Mir slowly approaches Arlovski, who uncorks an overhand right into Mir's guard. They clinch once more with over-unders along the cage, Arlovski grinding his head into Mir's jaw. They throw feeble strikes at one another for a moment until John McCarthy breaks them. Arlovski winds up on a huge overhand right which Mir ducks under, but his takedown attempt goes nowhere. Arlovski grabs a hold of him, and we're back to having a rest along the fence. The Belarussian punches Mir to the body with short rights, but the action slows to a crawl again, so McCarthy breaks them with three minutes to go. Arlovski sprawls on another ugly Mir shot, but eats a jab. They come together again and Arlovski gets stumbled in the exchange, allowing Mir to plow to top control briefly. Mir is there with hammerfists, but Arlovski recovers, regains his feet and puts his foe back on the fence. They grind with short punches and knees until McCarthy does his duty again and splits them up. One minute to fight now and Arlovski presses forward, rocking Mir's head back with a left, then returning a moment later with a right hand. Mir steps inside, Arlovski clinches and walks them back to the cage. Mir is now bleeding from a cut at the corner of his right eye. They separate past the 10-second clapper and wing at each other, but nothing of note lands.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Arlovski (30-27 Arlovski)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Arlovski (29-28 Arlovski)
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Arlovski (30-27 Arlovski)

The Official Result

Andrei Arlovski def. Frank Mir via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

UFC Flyweight Title Fight:
Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson

Round 1

Dodson sprints across the cage to meet Johnson, backing him up for a moment with a body kick. Johnson circles out and fires a right head kick which is blocked. Johnson switches stances before settling on orthodox, darting in and tagging Dodson with an overhand right. Dodson double jabs, but Johnson rolls out of the way and circles. Dodson shoots a left hand quickly, Johnson ducks under and shoots but “The Magician” shows awesome timing and easily pancakes the champion. Johnson continues to give pressure but Dodson is showing solid defense. Dodson circles to his left, so Johnson traps him with a right head kick, but can't land before Dodson retreats the other way. “Mighty Mouse” lands a left head kick as Dodson circles to his right, but the Jackson-Wink MMA product covers up to protect from follow-up punches. Johnson shoots low on a single at the two-minute mark, catching Dodson's leg, standing him up and launching a head kick. Dodson blocks it and stays on his feet. Johnson scores with a clean right hand, then glances with the second one when he doubles it. Johnson shoots, gets Dodson's right leg and runs him into the fence, but he can't pin him there as Dodson limplegs out and escapes. It's a cat-and-mouse game so far through four minutes. Dodson comes forward with a body kick now. Johnson throws a right, Dodson cuts him off with a glancing left hand. Hard inside low kick scores for the champ, but his right head kick moments later is blocked. Dodson kicks him in the legs at the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Johnson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Johnson
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Johnson

Round 2

Southpaw Dodson shoots a left down the middle, backing the champ up. Johnson touches Dodson with a right hand when “The Magician” darts in, but can't keep him in his crosshairs. Dodson catches a Johnson kick and slams him on the mat, but “Mighty Mouse” shows an armbar, so Dodson punches and separates. Dodson kicks to the body, Johnson grabs his left leg and runs him to the cage, looking for a takedown. He gets Dodson's leg off the ground, then touches him with a knee on the opposite side. Two outside low kicks from Dodson on opposite sides trip the champ up for a moment. Johnson continues pursuing his challenger and walks into a right hand that stands him up. Dodson circles to his left as Johnson tries to square him up along the fence, but Dodson coasts to the far side of the cage. Johnson traps him there, initiating a clinch that Dodson claims double underhooks in. The challenger muscles Johnson into the fence while Johnson lands ineffectual rights in tight. Dodson steps away with just over a minute to go, and Johnson charges ahead, landing a left. Dodson answers, but Johnson lands a quick cross stepping into the clinch. Dodson throws Johnson to the canvas for a moment, but “Mighty Mouse” gets back up quickly. Quick left body kick from Dodson is blocked by Johnson, who lands an overhand right a second later.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Johnson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Dodson
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Johnson

Round 3

Dodson takes the center of the Octagon, pumping his jab before ripping a low kick. Johnson runs in on him, grabbing his right leg and pushing him to the fence. Both men flurry in close with Johnson still controlling Dodson's leg. Dodson separates and Johnson tags him with a left body kick. Johnson fakes a jab, gets in on a beautiful single-leg capture, but again Dodson hops backwards on his left leg and stays on his feet. Johnson keeps ahold of his leg, landing punches and elbows over the top. Johnson reshoots and switches legs, but can't get Dodson down. Johnson rips a backward elbow over his far shoulder, landing on Dodson before stepping out. The champ doubles his right hand, running Dodson back and sparking another clinch against the cage. Dodson turns him around before the pair separate. With under 80 seconds to go, Johnson snatches the right leg of his advancing foe and runs him back into the cage. Johnson clasps his hands and dumps Dodson, but Dodson pushes his head down and slips back to his feet. Johnson pulls his heels out from under him, but can't hold Dodson down as “The Magician” rolls into a takedown attempt of his own before standing up. Johnson chases Dodson down with two right hands, then presses him into the fence again as the third round ticks down. They separate, Johnson throws a right hand and a Brazilian kick that miss, then tries a flying knee. Dodson lands a clean left cross in midair, knocking Johnson to his knees at the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Johnson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Johnson
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Johnson

Round 4

Johnson continues his pressuring, landing his right hook several times in the first 30 seconds while forcing Dodson backwards. “Mighty Mouse” catches Dodson's left leg off of a kick and runs him back to the fence briefly. When Dodson escapes, Johnson doubles his right hand again and tags him. Another right cross touches the tip of Dodson's nose, but Johnson shoots and gets denied. Dodson circles from side to side as Johnson gives chase. “Mighty Mouse” lunges in with a knee, which Dodson catches and nearly takes the champ down off of. Johnson gets free and continues pressuring his challenger. They wind up clinching and pummelling for position until Johnson lands an overhand left with 60 seconds to go, then forces Dodson to the far side of the cage, shooting low and dumping him on the mat. Dodson slides back up the fence, but eats knees to the body. There's a trickle of blood around Dodson's nose. Johnson glances with a right cross, then evades a Dodson left hand at the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Johnson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Johnson
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Johnson

Round 5

Dodson shows forward pressure, so Johnson crouches into a bear crawl before circling away. Both fighters spend a minute advancing on one another, back and forth, with nothing of consequence landing. Johnson moves Dodson back to the cage, landing a hard knee to the body, then shooting low, elevating his challenger and slamming him down. Dodson turns, shrimps and gets right back to the fence, escaping back to his feet. Dodson kicks high and the champion lands a clean right. “Mighty Mouse” keeps trudging forward, ducking under a Dodson left and landing another right hand. Johnson feints, Dodson steps forward and the champ dives for his waist, plowing him back to the fence. Johnson lands two hard rights over the top inside, then elevates Dodson on his shoulder again, slamming him down. Of course, once more, Dodson scoots on his hip to the fence and stands. Dodson trying to press forward now, but the champ smacks him with a right cross clean in the mouth. Johnson switches stances and darts into the clinch with 45 seconds to go, putting his challenger back to the cage again. Dodson turns Johnson around, but it's not the kind of offense he needs at this point. Johnson gets a collar tie and tries to throw knees, but Dodson shuts him down, they separate and the bout is over.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Johnson (50-45 Johnson)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Johnson (49-46 Johnson)
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Johnson (50-45 Johnson)

The Official Result

Demetrious Johnson def. John Dodson via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) R5 5:00

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