Labor Day Weekend has a wide variety of sports options for viewing pleasure of people enjoying the long weekend, and UFC 191 in Las Vegas, Nevada can certainly be added to the list for Saturday, September 5.
The second fight between Flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and John “The Magician” Dodson headlines the event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnson carries a 21-2-1 record into the fight compared to Dodson’s 18-6-0 record. The two fought previously in January of 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, with Johnson winning in a five-round unanimous decision, and the bout took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Tickets to UFC 191 have steadied after having a higher asking price in the previous months. According to TiqIQ.com, UFC 191 tickets had an average price of around $750 in late-July, but fell sharply to $322.82 on August 1. There were only smaller dips and hills until now, where the current average ticket price is $239.46 with a get-in price of $63. The upcoming UFC slate is slightly more expensive on the secondary market than the next scheduled event, which is UFC 192: Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson. That event carries an average ticket price of $235.32 and a get-in price of $58, which should fluctuate slightly as the date of the event approaches.
Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas doesn’t sound like a bad travel option for those with an extended weekend approaching. Hipmunk.com has a variety of Las Vegas flights ready to take fans to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, along with Las Vegas hotel deals to complete the trip.
To fill out the rest of the main card: No. 4-ranked Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski (24-10-0 1NC) faces No. 10-ranked Frank Mir (18-9-0); No. 1-ranked Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (19-4-0) brawls with No. 7-ranked Jimi “Poster Boy” Manuwa (15-1-0), No. 12-ranked Jan Blachowicz (18-4-0) spars with Corey “Beastin 25/8” Anderson (6-1-0). And lastly, No. 7-ranked Paige “12 Gauge” VanZant (5-1-0) faces Alex “Astro Girl” Chambers (4-2-0).