Dominick Cruz will defend his title against Demetrius Johnson at UFC on Versus 6Posted on July 22, 2011, 05:28 AM by Anton Gurevich
Dominick Cruz will be the first Champion in UFC history to defend his title on free tv. According to the official announcement on UFC.com, Cruz will square off against the "Mighty Mouse" Demetrius Johnson at the relatively stacked UFC on Versus 6, which will take place at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C on October 1st:
Following his exciting five round win over Urijah Faber in July that allowed him to avenge the only loss of his pro career, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will jump right back into the fire on Saturday, October 1st, as he defends his crown against number one contender Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. The bout, the first championship fight aired on free cable television since the UFC 75 match between Rampage Jackson and Dan Henderson in 2007, will be televised on Versus.
The fight will mark Dominick Cruz's second appearance inside the Octagon, and the fourth defense of his WEC/UFC Banamweight title he won from the hands of Brian Bowles, back at WEC 47. The challenger, Demetrius Johnsoon, will enter the cage with an unbeaten record of 10-0, which includes notable victories over Kid Yamamoto and the former Champion Miguel Torres.
Here's the card so far:
Bantamweight Championship bout: Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson
Welterweight bout: Charlie Brenneman vs. Anthony Johnson
Lightweight bout: Matt Wiman vs. Mac Danzig
Lightweight bout: Paul Sass vs. Michael Johnson