UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson

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]

UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson
The poster for UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 1, 2011
VenueVerizon Center
CityWashington, D.C.
Total gate$706,775[1]
Event chronology
UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III


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 at 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 choke) 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 (heel hook) 1 3:00
Catchweight (138 lb) Mike Easton def. Byron Bloodworth TKO (knees and punches) 2 4:52
Lightweight T. J. Grant def. Shane Roller 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 awardsEdit

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "UFC on Versus 6 sets event series' attendance and live-gate records". MMAjunkie.com. October 2, 2011. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson". ufc.com.
  3. ^ "Fabio Maldonado scratched from UFC on Versus 6 due to injury". mmajunkie.com. September 14, 2011. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011.
  4. ^ "Jeff Hougland out, Byron Bloodworth in against Mike Easton at UFC on Versus 6". mmajunkie.com. September 27, 2011. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011.
  5. ^ "Cruz, Johnson Cleared for UFC LIve 6 Title Showdown". sherdog.com. September 30, 2011.
  6. ^ "UFC on Versus 6 bonuses: Johnson, Struve, Wiman and Danzig earn $65K awards". MMAjunkie.com. October 1, 2011. Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2011.

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