“UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson” took place on Saturday night inside the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Dominick Cruz (Pictured) stepped into the Octagon to defend his bantamweight title for the first time since avenging the lone blemish on his record at UFC 132 against Urijah Faber.
“The Dominator” lived up to his monicker as he secured a unanimous decision victory in the night’s featured attraction.
Heavyweights Stefan Struve and Pat Barry put on a striking clinic before Struve took the bout to the mat and submitted Barry.
Anthony Johnson returned from a 16-month layoff and looked impressive while taking home a somewhat controversial TKO victory over Charlie Brenneman.
Walel Watson Defeated Joseph Sandoval via TKO (Strikes) at 1:17 in the 1stRound
Josh Neer Defeated Keith Wisniewski via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage – Cuts) at 5:00 in the 2ndRound
T.J. Grant Defeated Shane Roller via Submission (Armbar) at 2:12 in the 3rdRound
Mike Easton Defeated Byron Bloodworth via TKO (Strikes) at 4:52 in the 2ndRound
Paul Sass Defeated Michael Johnson via Submission (Heel-Hook) at 3:00 in the 1stRound
Yves Edwards Defeated Rafaello Oliveira via TKO (Strikes) at 2:44 in the 2ndRound
Matt Wiman Defeated Mac Danzig via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Anthony Johnson Defeated Charlie Brenneman via TKO (Head Kick) at 2:49 in the 1stRound
Stefan Struve Defeated Pat Barry via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:22 in the 2ndRound
Dominick Cruz Defeated Demetrious Johnson via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 50-45) (Cruz retains UFC bantamweight title)
Fight of the Night
Matt Wiman and Mac Danzig ($65,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Stefan Struve ($65,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Anthony Johnson ($65,000)
Post-Fight Press Conference Notes:
UFC president Dana White says they are working on bringing Gilbert Melendez, Fabricio Werdum and the winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP to the UFC.
9,380 fans were in attendance inside the Verizon Center.
Flyweight division will be added to the UFC by the start of next year.
White agrees with referee Mario Yamasaki’s decision to stop the Johnson vs. Brenneman fight, calls Yamasaki a good ref.