UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson

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UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson
A poster or logo for UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson.
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]


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.


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 TKO (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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