Dominick Cruz vs Demetrious Johnson title fight set for free TV at UFC on Versus 6

Good news, fight fans.

The UFC will offer a title fight on free television for the first time since Sept. 2007 when Quinton Jackson defended his light heavyweight title against Dan Henderson at UFC 75 on Spike TV.

This time it will be Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz putting his strap on the line against Demetrious Johnson at UFC on Versus 6, which is set for Oct. 1 in Washington D.C.

NBCSports.com brought word of the pending match-up a short time ago.

After a period of Urijah Faber -- and more than a few fans -- campaigning for an immediate rubber match after Cruz went the distance with "The California Kid" at UFC 132, the decision has been made to forgo that option in favor of a fresh challenger.

You're not likely to hear many complaints.

Demetrious Johnson seemingly came from out of nowhere to quickly establish himself as a legitimate threat to the bantamweight throne.

He's won his last four fights against highly respectable competition -- namely Norifumi Yamamoto and Miguel Torres -- and fits the bill as the most credible challenger to Cruz.

Can the speedy "Mighty Mouse" culminate his incredible rise to the top by knocking off "The Dominator" and become a UFC champion in just his third fight inside the Octagon?

Stay tuned.

UFC on Versus 6 was recently revealed by the promotion as a third event that will take place in the month of October, adding to an already stacked month that will include UFC 136: "Edgar vs. Maynard 3" on Oct. 8 and UFC 137: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" on Oct. 29.

Yes, please.

Not only that but the promotion has awarded fans in the nation's capital with a title fight that will air on free TV as the main event with Cruz vs. Johnson.

Other match-ups currently set for the card include a welterweight war between Anthony Johnson and Charlie Brenneman, as well as a long awaited rematch pitting Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more on this still-developing fight card.

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