Dominick Cruz Defends Bantamweight Belt at UFC Live 6
By FCF Staff
Dominick Cruz worked his way to a unanimous decision win over challenger Demetrious Johnson tonight at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, to remain the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s bantamweight champion.
The noted and unorthodox striker turned to his wrestling abilities to control more of the action throughout the frenetic, five round fight, becoming just the second man to defeat Johnson in eleven fights.
And in the card’s other feature attraction, the 6’11 tall Stefan Struve was unable to land any telling strikes against the much shorter, 5’11 Pat Barry in the opening round of their heavyweight tilt , as the aggressive Barry blasted away at the Dutch fighter’s legs with kicks.
In round two, however, Struve elected to take the powerful striker to the mat, and after doing so worked his way into a beautifully executed triangle choke. Although Barry attempted to slam his way out of the submission, Struve managed to hold onto the choke and forced the fight ending tap out.
Here are the official results from tonight’s UFC Live on Versus 6 card.
Dominick Cruz def. Demetrious Johnson via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 50-45)
Stefan Struve def. Pat Barry via submission (triangle choke) – R2, 3:22
Anthony Johnson def. Charlie Brenneman via TKO (head kick) – R1, 2:49
Matt Wiman def. Mac Danzig via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Yves Edwards def. Rafaello Oliveira via TKO (punches) – R2, 2:44
Paul Sass def. Michael Johnson via submission (heel hook) – R1, 3:00
Mike Easton def. Byron Bloodworth via TKO (knees) – R2, 4:52
T.J. Grant def. Shane Roller via submission (armbar) – R3, 2:12
Josh Neer def. Keith Wisniewski via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – R2, 5:00
Walel Watson def. Joseph Sandoval via TKO (strikes) – R1, 1:17