Albuquerque fighter John Dodson isn’t just getting his rematch with UFC flyweight chamion Demetrius Johnson. He’s now the headliner for UFC 191 in Las Vegas.
Dodson (17-6), whose only loss since 2009 was a decision to Johnson in the main event of the UFC on Fox fight card in Chicago on Jan. 26. 2013, will fight Johnson (22-2) in the main event of UFC 191 on Sept. 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
While the rematch was announced several weeks ago, the date, location and news that it would headline a pay-per-view event, was announced on Fox Sports 1 on Wednesday night moments before Dodson’s Jackson-Wink MMA teammate Holly Holm’s fight on the UFC Fight Night card in San Diego.
Since their first fight, Johnson has had four more title defenses while Dodson is 3-0 with a long hiatus after tearing his ACL in 2014.