UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson
|UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||October 1, 2011|
This event featured a UFC Bantamweight Championship bout between champion Dominick Cruz and #1 contender Demetrious Johnson, which was the first UFC title fight to be aired live on a free televised UFC event since UFC 75 in September 2007.
Jeff Hougland was expected to face Mike Easton in a Bantamweight bout, but has been injured and replaced by UFC newcomer Byron Bloodworth. Bloodworth failed to make the 135 pound weight limit, thus the match was changed to a Catchweight bout, with Bloodworth being fined for the infraction.
|Bantamweight||Dominick Cruz (c)||def||Demetrious Johnson||Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 49–46, 50–45)||5||5:00||[a]|
|Heavyweight||Stefan Struve||def.||Pat Barry||Submission (triangle armbar)||2||3:22|
|Welterweight||Anthony Johnson||def.||Charlie Brenneman||KO (head kick)||1||2:49|
|Lightweight||Matt Wiman||def.||Mac Danzig||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (Facebook)|
|Lightweight||Yves Edwards||def.||Rafaello Oliveira||TKO (head kick and punches)||2||2:44|
|Lightweight||Paul Sass||def.||Michael Johnson||Submission (inverted heel hook)||1||3:00|
|Catchweight (138 lb)||Mike Easton||def.||Byron Bloodworth||TKO (knees and punches)||2||4:52|
|Lightweight||TJ Grant||def.||Shane Roller||Verbal submission (armbar)||3||2:12|
|Welterweight||Josh Neer||def.||Keith Wisniewski||TKO (doctor stoppage)||2||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Walel Watson||def.||Joseph Sandoval||TKO (punches)||1||1:17|
- For the Bantamweight Championship.
Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Matt Wiman vs. Mac Danzig
- Knockout of the Night: Anthony Johnson
- Submission of the Night: Stefan Struve
- "UFC on Versus 6 sets event series' attendance and live-gate records". MMAjunkie.com. October 2, 2011.
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- "Jeff Hougland out, Byron Bloodworth in against Mike Easton at UFC on Versus 6". mmajunkie.com. September 27, 2011.
- "Cruz, Johnson Cleared for UFC LIve 6 Title Showdown". sherdog.com. September 30, 2011.
- "UFC on Versus 6 bonuses: Johnson, Struve, Wiman and Danzig earn $65K awards". MMAjunkie.com. October 1, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2011.