UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 took place Sept. 5, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Light heavyweight bruiser Anthony Johnson (20-5) took on British slugger Jimi Manuwa (15-2) on the night's main card, which aired live on pay-per-view. Catch the video highlights above.
For more on Johnson vs. Manuwa, check out the play-by-play by MMAFighting.com's own Chuck Mindenhall.
Round 1: Your referee is Jason Herzog. See if this one gets out of the first round. They touch gloves. Johnson to center, and big exchange early. Rumble already swinging leather, hits Manuwa with a big right. They break, and Rumble takes Manuwa down on the fence. Great start for Johnson, who is all business here. Immediately gets Manuwa's back, and he's landing big shots from the side. Slamming home fists. Manuwa a little desperate here, trying to get up on his hands and knees, but Johnson right on top. Manuwa does stand, and Rumble drops him back down to the canvas. He's in Manuwa's half-guard, and Johnson is just over-powering him. Shoulder strikes, as Johnson tries to pry loose for room to land bigger shots. Manuwa getting antsy, but can't shake out. Rumble is angling possibly for an arm, as the crowd begins to let its frustration known. Manuwa back up. And Johnson greets him with a right, and they exchange leg kicks. Manuwa backs Johnson against the fence, and they are stalled there. Inside knees to each other's thighs. Surprisingly slow fight. Johnson reverses action and they stay tied up exchanging knees in the clinch as the round ends. MMA Fighting scores R1 for Johnson, 10-9.
Round 2: They begin the round, touch gloves, and Johnson slams a right hand home. Manuwa in center. They trade, adn Johnson swinging for the fences. Now he connects with a huge right hand! That sends Manuwa down, and here he comes with a follow-up and it's over! Johnson KOs Manuwa. Johnson was headhunting in that round, and he finally found his mark. Once he connected on Manuwa's jaw, it was over...the Brit wobbles and crumbled.
UFC 191 official results: Anthony Johnson def. Jimi Manuwa via knockout (punch) at :28 or R2