UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson
|UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||October 1, 2011|
|City||Washington, D.C., USA|
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.
Preliminary card (Facebook) 
- Bantamweight bout: Walel Watson vs. Joseph Sandoval
- Watson defeated Sandoval via TKO (punches) at 1:17 of round 1.
- Neer defeated Wisniewski via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2.
- Grant defeated Roller via verbal submission (armbar) at 2:12 of round 3.
- Catchweight (138 lb) bout: Mike Easton vs. Byron Bloodworth
- Easton defeated Bloodworth via TKO (knees and punches) at 4:52 of round 2.
- Sass defeated Johnson via submission (inverted heel hook) at 3:00 of round 1.
- Edwards defeated Oliveira via TKO (head kick and punches) at 2:44 of round 2.
Main card 
- Wiman defeated Danzig via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
- Johnson defeated Brenneman via KO (head kick) at 2:49 of round 1.
- Struve defeated Barry via submission (triangle armbar) at 3:22 of round 2.
- Cruz defeated Johnson via unanimous decision (50–45, 49–46, 50–45) to retain the UFC Bantamweight Championship.
Bonus awards 
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
See also 
- "UFC on Versus 6 sets event series' attendance and live-gate records". MMAjunkie.com. October 2, 2011.
- "UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson". ufc.com.
- "Fabio Maldonado scratched from UFC on Versus 6 due to injury". mmajunkie.com. September 14, 2011.
- "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.