On the recent episode of “UFC Tonight,” analysis Brian Stann and Kenny Florian discussed Saturday night’s UFC 191 main event between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson.
The two collide on pay-per-view for the flyweight title, with “Mighty Mouse” holding a previous win over the former Ultimate Fighter winner.
Johnson is the only fighter to hold the 125-pound belt, and has turned back six consecutive challengers.
“He’s super-fast and the way he strings everything together is truly incredible,” Stann said. Against John Dodson, he needs to push the pace and never stop going forward and integrate all his skills. He needs to get to the clinch. He dominated him here in the first fight. He needs to control the angles. He has to cut off Dodson, not stand straight in front of him and set things up with angles.”
Dodson pushed the champion to the distance and has scored consecutive wins since. He’s also returning for the secnd time since a devastating knee injury.
“Dodson is the more dangerous guy and has the knockout power,” Florian said. “He sets it up by going to the body first, then to the head to score the knockout. He needs to apply constant pressure on Johnson and can’t just wait for counters. He needs to throw a lot of combinations and not just a few strikes. He can’t just look for the counter repeatedly like he did in the first fight.”
Check out a complete breakdown in the video below: