UFC 191 will be held on September 5, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Initially, a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Daniel Cormier and top contender Alexander Gustafsson was linked as a possible event headliner. 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.
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 will now headline the event.Their first fight at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson ended in a unanimous decision victory for Johnson.
The co-main event is expected to feature a heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir.
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. In turn, Błachowicz will face The Ultimate Fighter 19 light heavyweight winner Corey Anderson.
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Demetrious Johnson def. John Dodson via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) to retain the UFC flyweight title
Andrei Arlovski def. Frank Mir via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Anthony Johnson def. Jimi Manuwa via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 0:28
Corey Anderson def. Jan Blachowicz via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 29-26)
Paige VanZant def. Alex Chambers via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 1:01
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Ross Pearson def. Paul Felder via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
John Lineker def. Francisco Rivera via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:08
Raquel Pennington def. Jessica Andrade via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:58
Tiago Trator def. Clay Collard via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Joe Riggs def. Ron Stallings via disqualification (illegal upkick) – Round 2, 2:28
Joaquim Silva def. Nazareno Malegarie via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)