UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson

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UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson
A poster or logo for UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date October 1, 2011
Venue Verizon Center
City Washington, D.C.
Attendance 9,380[1]
Total gate $706,775[1]
Event chronology
UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III

UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson (also known as UFC on Versus 6) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 1, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.[2]

Background[edit]

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.

Fabio Maldonado was expected to face Aaron Rosa in a light-heavyweight bout, but was pulled from the card due to an injury. A replacement was being sought but this fight was scrapped.[3]

Jeff Hougland was expected to face Mike Easton in a Bantamweight bout, but has been injured and replaced by UFC newcomer Byron Bloodworth.[4] 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.[5]

With Fox taking over UFC broadcasting rights in 2012, this was the last UFC and Zuffa event to be aired on Versus.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.[6]

  • Fight of the Night: Matt Wiman vs. Mac Danzig
  • Knockout of the Night: Anthony Johnson
  • Submission of the Night: Stefan Struve

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