By Ryan Frederick, WrestlingObserver.com
UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (22-2-1, 10-1-1 UFC) will defend his championship in a rematch against top contender John Dodson (17-6, 6-1 UFC) in the main event of UFC 191 on September 5 in Las Vegas. The UFC announced the fight during tonight’s broadcast of UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee on FOX Sports 1.
Johnson and Dodson headlined UFC On FOX 6 in January 2013 in Johnson’s first title defense after winning the flyweight title, winning Fight Of The Night. The bout was won by Johnson, but Dodson gave Johnson his toughest fight to date at 125 pounds. Dodson has won three straight fights since that bout, coming back from a year off due to a knee injury to defeat Zach Makovsky at UFC 187 in May. Johnson has won eight straight fights after successfully defending his championship against Kyoji Horiguchi at UFC 186 in April.
UFC 191 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Other bouts announced for the card:
-Anthony Johnson vs. Jan Blachowicz
– Francisco Rivera vs. John Lineker
– Paige VanZant vs. Alex Chambers