UFC Fight Night 91 takes place at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; headlined by a Bantamweight battle between Michael “Mayday” McDonald & John “Hands of Stone” Lineker.
California native Michael McDonald is the number 5 ranked UFC Bantamweight contender, while Paranagua, Parana, Brazil’s John Lineker is the number 8 ranked contender. McDonald fought for the first time in 2 years at UFC 195 submitting, Masanori Kanehara with a rear naked choke in the 2nd round. Lineker is on a 4 fight win streak and is 2-0 since being forced to return to Bantamweight since having problems making Flyweight (126 lbs. max); with a submission of Francisco Rivera and a unanimous decision win over Rob Font.
BW: John Linker def Michael McDonald via KO (punches) 2:43 R 1
LW: Tony Ferguson def Landon Vannata via submission (darce choke) 2:22 R 2
MW: Tim Boetsch def Josh Sammanvia TKO (punches) 3:49 R 2
HW: Daniel Omielanczuk def. Alexey Oleinik via (29-28, 28-28, 29-28) majority decision
WW: Keita Nakamura def Kyle Noke via submission (rear naked choke) 4:59 R 2
FlyW: Louis Smolka def Ben Nguyen via TKO (elbows &punches) 4:41 R 2
BW: Katlyn Chookagian Lauren Murphy via (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) unanimous decision
MW: Sam Alvey def Eric Spicely via submission (10-finger guillotine choke) 2:43 R 1
SW: Cortney Casey def Cristina Stanciu via TKO (elbows &punches) 2:36 R 1
LW: Scott Holtzman def Cody Pfister via (30-27,30-27, 29-28) unanimous decision
FW: Rani Yahya def Matthew Lopez via submission (arm-triangle choke) 4:19 R 3
MW: Alex Nicholson def Devin Clark via KO (punches) 4:57 R 1