Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson, challenger John Dodson, senior citizen heavyweights Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski, the irascible Anthony Johnson – UFC 191 looms large in the windshield of our MMA fandom car, and with it comes the promise of men (and a few women) thoroughly beating the crap out of each other for our enjoyment.
Though superstars Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor have the night off, there’s still good reason to tune in. For instance, despite having zero ability to “move the needle” in terms of hype, the flyweight champ is still one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world. Also, Mir and Arlovski are on an improbable run to a title shot (provided they don’t die of heart attacks or old age before then). And hey, Paige Van Zant is on the card, and she’s easy on the eyes.
Here are a slew of vids to pique your interest in Saturday’s card.