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UFC 191 results: Demetrious Johnson needs a 'Messenger' after disposing of John Dodson

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

To watch Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson full fight video highlights from UFC 191 last night click here.

Demetrious Johnson wanted to defend his flyweight title and simultaneously rid himself of trash-talking nemesis John Dodson in the UFC 191 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which took place last night (Sat., Sept. 5, 2015) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mission accomplished.

"The Magician" disappeared from the 125-pound title hunt following a five-round unanimous decision loss to "Mighty Mouse," the second time in as many chances The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 champion tried -- and failed -- to claim the division strap.

So ... where do we go from here?

What's unfortunate is that one of the division's brightest prospects -- and most dangerous fighters -- was sent packing after a string of failed weight cuts. But as we saw with Kelvin Gastelum, you can, in fact, go home again and another win or two like this one and John Lineker (26-7) will be right back where he belongs.

"Hands of Stone" has five finishes in seven UFC wins.

But with the Brazilian doing work at bantamweight until further notice, that leaves us with Olympic gold medalist and undefeated flyweight contender Henry Cejudo (9-0), who just so happened to be hanging around the Las Vegas strip last Saturday night.

"I'm a competitor, man. I love to compete, so if anybody thinks I'm dodging anybody you guys are crazy," Cejudo told "I would like to fight for a championship soon, I think I'm ready at this point."

"The Messenger" -- who previously struggled to make the flyweight limit -- fights Jussier da Silva this November in Mexico.

Until then, there isn't much to do besides tip our hat to the dominant champion. Johnson has not only continued to get better in each fight, he's perhaps one or two victories away from cleaning out his entire division, and some will argue that he already has after nine straight wins.

He's No. 2 on this list, as far as I'm concerned.

For more results and fallout from UFC 191, including recaps, reactions, video highlights, and more, head over to our "Johnson vs. Dodson 2" live story stream HERE.