UFC on Versus 6 fight card: Dominick Cruz vs Demetrious Johnson marked by lack of hype

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If I weren't here to tell you about it, it's entirely possible you would have no idea that Dominick Cruz will defend his bantamweight championship against Demetrious Johnson tonight (Sat., Oct. 1, 2011) in the main event of UFC on Versus 6 in Washington D.C.

The remarkable lack of hype for this fight -- and event -- has led to a lesser perception of the 135-pound title and, in turn, the entire division.

It's sad, too, considering the unbelievable amount of talent and skill that will be on display when these two mixed martial artists meet inside the Octagon to ply their craft.

Don't blink or you'll miss it. Not because it will be over quickly but rather the insane athleticism and quickness exhibited by both competitors is likely nothing you've ever seen before.

If you scour the Internet for MMA rankings, Dominick Cruz's name will appear in the top 10 of nearly every pound-for-pound list you can find.

At just 26-years-old, the Tucson, Arizona native has amassed a record of 18 wins to just one loss -- and he later avenged that defeat. What truly makes his record special, though, is that it's not inflated with cans. He's fighting the best of the best in the 135-pound division. 

In fact, it's quickly gotten to the point that a superfight against Jose Aldo has been seriously discussed.

It's up to Demetrious Johnson to put an end to all that talk and if there's any man suited for the job, it's the kid from Kentucky. 

Don't let his stature -- he stands just 5'3'' -- fool you. This is one of the most dangerous threats to Cruz's title just yet. His speed mixed with his wrestling presents a problem that even the very best in the world will have trouble solving.

Will Cruz be able to do so tonight? You'll have to tune in to find out ... and despite the lack of promotion for the show, you definitely should.

It's going to be one hell of a scrap.

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