Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to pull the trigger on its latest Versus network special in the nation's capital TONIGHT (Sat., Oct. 1, 2011) from the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC on Versus 6 below, beginning at 9 p.m. ET with the network's live broadcast. In addition, our live coverage of the Facebook video stream under card action is set to start at about 6 p.m. ET.
UFC on Versus 6: "Cruz vs. Johnson" will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight that features champion Dominick Cruz trying to dominate the division's mightiest mouse, Demetrious Johnson. In the co-featured fight of the night, one of the heavyweight division's shortest fighters, Pat Barry, will take on its tallest, Stefan Struve.
Other match-ups set for the televised main card include a welterweight war between Anthony Johnson and Charlie Brenneman, as well as a long awaited rematch that pits Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC on Versus 5 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action:
UFC ON VERSUS 6 QUICK RESULTS:
135 lbs.: Dominick Cruz def. Demetrious Johnson via unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Stefan Struve def. Pat barry via submission (triangle choke) at 3:22 Round 2
170 lbs.: Anthony Johnson def. Charlie Brenneman via TKO at 2:49 Round 1
155 lbs.: Matt Wiman def. Mac Danzig via unanimous decision
Undercard (on Facebook)
155 lbs.: Yves Edwards def. Rafaello Oliveira via TKO at 2:44 Round 2
155 lbs.: Paul Sass def. Michael Johnson via submission (heel hook) at 3:00 Round 1
135 lbs.: Mike Easton def. Byron Bloodworth via TKO at 4:52 Round 2
155 lbs.: T.J. Grant def. Shane Roller via verbal submission (armbar) at 2:12 Round 3
170 lbs.: Josh Neer def. Keith Wisniewski via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 Round 2
135 lbs.: Walel Watson def. Joseph Sandoval via TKO at 1:17 Round 1
UFC ON VERSUS 6 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY
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Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson (135-pound limit)
Round one: Both men flying across the cage early and Cruz goes to work with leg kicks. Johnson bounding all over the cage and he gets inside to find a home for his right hook. Johnson dives for a takedown and presses Cruz against the fence and Cruz throws him over his hip beautifully. Cruz takes top position and passes to side control. Cruz is smothering Johnson here and Johnson backs up in full butterfly guard along the fence. Johnson pops back to his feet, throws a knee and they reset. Johnson throws a head kick, loses his balance and drops down for a leg lock and Cruz again takes side control. Johnson turtles and escapes and blasts Cruz with a left hook. Johnson scores a takedown but Cruz bounces back to his feet like the canvas was made of rubber. Both men trade short knees in the clinch and Johnson blasts Cruz with a right hand. Johnson drops for another takedown and he throws a nice knee on the exit. Cruz throws a head kick and both men dance as the round ends. Johnson is making this a fight but I've got it 10-9 Cruz
Round two: Johnson flies across the cage and shoots in but Cruz puts him down with a takedown. Johnson pops to his feet and eats a knee but then he pushes Cruz into the fence. They separate and Cruz has a headkick blocked as Johnson dives in for a takedown. Cruz defends it and they spin around in the clinch and Cruz throws a terrific knee to the body. Johnson defends Cruz's takedown attempt with a whizzer and takes inside position in the clinch. Johnson throws some knees to the thigh and Cruz throws a big knee on the exit that just misses. They reset in the center and Johnson pressures Cruz with punches and a flying knee. It's Johnson who's pushing the pace here and Cruz looks surprised. Nice knee from Cruz and Johnson dives forward with a takedown attempt but it's defended with a whizzer. Cruz scores a takedown with 30 seconds in the round and Johnson ties him up until the end of the round. 10-9 Johnson
Round three: Johnson throws a nice kick to the body and forces Cruz to back up. Cruz tries to press forward with a leg kick and Johnson responds by backing him into the fence with strikes. Johnson shoots for a takedown but gets shrugged off. Cruz takes his back standing and throws him over his head with a beautiful German suplex. Cruz flattents Johnson out but doesn't have any hooks in. Cruz goes palm to palm and Johnson spins free but Cruz is still on his back. Johnson rolls over and pops right back to his feet and both men trade knees in the clinch. Johnson blasts Cruz with a straight right. Big uppercut misses for Cruz but he takes Johnson down again along the fence. Johnson tries to create some space but he's not getting up. Cruz towers over Johnson and drops some short elbows and punches and Johnson pops back to his feet. Johnson throws some nice knees to the legs at the end of the round. 10-9 Cruz
Round four: Johnson opens with a nice leg kick. They trade kicks and Johnson is flying around the cage, still looking fresh. Cruz looks a little more labored. Nice leg kick from Cruz and then a jab. Johnson lands a short hook and then a nice left hook. Cruz throws a head kick that is blocked but then drops down for a takedown. He takes Johnson's legs out from under him and Johnson throws knees to the body from below. Cruz passes to half guard and Johnson can't get to his feet. Cruz passes to mount now but Johnson retains full guard. Johnson tries to get to his feet and uses the wall to do it. Cruz initiates a clinch and Johnson backs up away from it but after throwing some strikes, Cruz again clinches. Cruz simply overpowers Johnson and takes him down, dropping some punches but Johnson explodes to his feet and presses the pace with big strikes. Cruz ties him up at the end of the round. 10-9 Cruz
Round five: Cruz opens with a head kick and Johnson throws a pair of big right hands. Cruz slips a right hand, takes Johnson's back standing and again slams him. Cruz takes top position on the canvas and drops some elbows from full guard. Johnson backs himself into the fence on the ground and pops to his feet with two and a half minutes left but he needs to create some space. Johnson throws a nice right hand and an uppercut and escapes. Johnson pushes forward with big doubled up right hands and Cruz tries to throw him over his hip but Johnson has a whizzer and defends both of them by popping back to his feet. Cruz scores a takedown with a minute left and passes to full mount. Cruz looks for the neck but Johnson pops back to his feet. Cruz and Johnson trade big strikes and Cruz drops for a takedown, getting it at the end of the bout. 10-9 Cruz
Final result: Dominick Cruz defeats Demetrious Johnson via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 50-45)
Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve (265-pound limit)
Round one: Struve keeping his distance early as both men are being pretty cautious. Struve throws a body kick and Barry responds with a nice inside leg kick. Another leg kick from Barry goes unchecked. Barry lunges forward with a left hand and then another kick. Struve looks very tentative. Right leg kick from Barry and Struve throws a big head kick that's blocked. The ref urges them on. Barry gets inside with a right hand but it just grazes him. Front kick from Struve and Barry responds with another inside leg kick. Barry throws a head kick that Struve blocks with his shoulder and then a leg kick which is checked. Struve responds with a leg kick and a push kick. Struve throws a leg kick and a head kick which is blocked. Nice inside leg kick from Barry. Barry is having a serious problem landing punches but his kicks are landing solidly. Struve throws a big head kick and Barry responds with a flying attack that whiffs badly as the round ends. 10-9 Barry due to leg kicks
Round two: Barry lunges inside and tags Struve with a right hand but backs off. Struve throws a head kick which is blocked and Barry responds with a head kick of his own. Push kick from Struve connects with Barry's leg and Barry responds with a nasty leg kick and then another at the end of a combination. Struves presses forward with a combination and finishes it with an outside leg kick of his own. Push kick from Struve and he eats a big outside leg kick. Struve is more aggressive with his punches now and that could get him in trouble, we'll see. Struve lunges forward with a knee and latches on a standing D'Aarce choke. Struve has his neck but Barry rolls over on top. Struve latches on a triangle choke and he lifts Struve up over his head and slams him! Struve stays locked on and also goes for an armbar combination which forces the tap from Pat Barry. Wonderful finish to that fight!
Final result: Stefan Struve defeats Pat Barry via submission (triangle choke) at 3:22 of round two
Anthony Johnson vs. Charlie Brenneman (170-pound limit)
Round one: Brenneman shoots in early and gets stuffed by Johnson. Johnson presses down on the back of Brenneman's head and drops some big short punches. Brenneman is in big trouble in this position. Johnson throws a knee to the body and then some more and he's getting physically overpowered here by Johnson. Johnson spins to Brenneman's back and Brenneman turns over. Brenneman looks for a guillotine but Johnson is unconcerned and keeps punching him in the body. Brenneman kicks off and tries to get to his feet and eats a huge head kick that drops him on his butt and the ref steps in.
Final result: Anthony Johnson defeats Charlie Brenneman via TKO at 2:49 of round one
Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman (155-pound limit)
Round one: Wiman opens with an inside leg kick and pushes forward aggressively. Danzig lands a short inside hook and Wiman clinches with him but Danzig responds with short uppercuts. Danzis presses Wiman into the fence and throws a head kick but Wiman takes him down, landing in Danzig's full guard. Danzig grabs Wiman's neck and uses it to stand as Wiman latches onto a leg. Danzig opens up with a flurry of strikes against Wiman while inside and then drops down to the body. Wiman presses forward and lands a kick to the leg and then another. Wiman pushes forward, backing Danzig into the fence with lunging strikes and they tie up in the center of the cage. Danzig gets the better of the inside strikes but Wiman again backs him into the fence. Danzig eats a knee to the body and responds with big combinations of strikes and eats another big knee to the body. Wiman blasts Danzig with an elbow and Danzig responds with a comgination. Big right hand lands for Wiman and Danzig responds with a body kick. Wiman connects with knees to the body in the clinch and a nice elbow. Wiman drops for a takedown but is defended as the round concludes. Very strong first round for both men, I suppose I'll go 10-9 Wiman
Round two: Wiman initiates a clinch and lands nice short elbows but eats combinations from Danzig. Danzig pushes forward with a trip takedown from the clinch in the center of the cage. Wiman brings his legs up threatening a triangle and also attacks Danzig's arm. Wiman has Danzig's arm in serious trouble and Danzig responds by stacking him up and Wiman gives up on it. Danzig opens up with ground and pound the instant he's freed. Wiman grabs a Kimura and he's got Danzig's arm extended but Danzig defends and responds with more ground and pound. Wiman uses a guillotine to back up along the fence and wall-walk to safety and Danzig throws big combinations along the fence as Wiman responds with a huge elbow. Wiman presses forward with big straight punches and eats a combination from Danzig. Wiman drops for a takedown and eats big punches for his effort. Wiman closes strong with a pair of solid elbows in the clinch. 10-9 Wiman
Round three: Wiman comes out swinging and presses Danzig into the fence but Danzig reverses position. Wiman takes the inside and lands big elbows to Danzig's face. Danzig attempts a throw but Wiman drops low to avoid it and both men eat big strikes. Wiman drops for a takedown and Danzig gets top position. Danzig takes Wiman's back and has a hook but Wiman comes out the back door and takes top position on Danzig. Wiman drops some big elbows on Danzig and Danzig's face is all swollen up. Danzig retains full guard but Wiman keeps the pressure on him. Danzig gets to his feet and throws a nice short elbow and Wiman drops for a takedown. Wiman gets stuffed at the end of the round. Danzig drops for a guillotine at the end of the round. 10-9 Wiman but this was a lot closer than my scorecard. I wouldn't be surprised one bit to see it go 29-28 either way.
Final result: Matt Wiman defeats Mac Danzig via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
UFC ON VERSUS 6 FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM PLAY-BY-PLAY COMMENTARY:
Yves Edwards vs. Rafaello Oliveira (155-pound limit)
Round one: Oliveira opens with a head kick which is blocked and he pressures Edwards early with aggressive striking, pressing Edwards into the fence. Oliveira throws some nice short strikes in the clinch and Edwards pushes him off. Oliveira presses the action and appears to have cut Edwards. Big right hand connects for Oliveira and Edwards responds with a head kick that misses. Edwards is beginning to get more comfortable as Oliveira has given him some room to breathe now. Oliveira dives in with hooks and Edwards responds by pressing forward with attacks of his own but eats a bit right hook that makes him back off. Edwards mixes in a low kick. Edwards really looking strong as the round ends. Oliveira shoots for a takedown and eats a lot of punishment for it from Edwards. Edwards gains the upper hand in the last half of the round. I'm going to go 10-10
Round two: Edwards opens strong with some kicks and Oliveira pushes the pace with big hook combinations, forcing Edwards to defend. They trade leg kicks and Edwards is now the aggressor. Edwards clips Oliveira with a right hand to the temple and presses forward with big combinations and drops Oliveira along the fence. Edwards blasts Oliveira with punches on the ground but Oliveira gets to his feet. Oliveira throws some big strikes like a wounded animal backed into a corner but Yves smashes him with left head kick that drops him again. Oliveira eats a ton of unnecessary punishment on the ground before the ref finally stops it.
Final result: Yves Edwards defeats Charles Olveira via TKO at 2:44 of round two
Michael Johnson vs. Paul Sass (155-pound limit)
Round one: Sass opens with a wild flying knee and looks for a takedown early. Johnson keeps his distance and shrugs him off early. Sass aggressively pushes forward with right hands and Johnson responds with a big hook and knee. Sass aggressively pushes forward and drops to his back pulling guard but Johnson backs away. Sass throws some spinning attacks and eats some knees and he pulls guard again on Johnson. Johnson scrambles with him and Sass grabs a leg looking for a heel hook. Sass has his leg and Johnson might be in trouble. Johnson tries to roll and he taps! Johnson had no answer for that leg lock and he might have injured his knee.
Final result: Paul Sass defeats Michael Johnson via submission (heel hook) at 3:00 of round one
Mike Easton vs. Byron Bloodworth (138-pound limit)
Round one: Easton is really moving around the cage energetically early. Bloodworth keeps his distance. Easton is perplexing Bloodworth early but he can't do much thus far with his crazy movement. Bloodworth throws a head kick and a leg kick and presses forward, pushing Easton into the fence. Easton reverses him and throws some short knees to the thigh in the clinch. Bloodworth throws a looping right hook and Easton responds with a spinning back kick. Bloodworth pushes forward with a combination and caps it off with a spinning back elbow. Bloodworth throws a front kick and eats a leg kick from Easton. Bloodworth throws a left jab and shoots for a takedown but gets stuffed. Bloodworth throws a nice right hand and eats a leg kick as the round ends. Easton has great footwork but he's not putting out any offense. I'm giving the round to Bloodworth 10-9
Round two: Both men are significantly more aggressive early, trading big strikes and Easton goes to work with leg kicks. The leg kick is landing every time he throws it. Easton easily avoids a takedown attempt from Bloodworth and tags him with a hook. Bloodworth misses with a flying knee and Easton blasts him with a leg kick. Easton finishes off a combination with a leg kick that wobbles Bloodworth. Another nice leg kick from Easton and he's going to really have Bloodworth in trouble if he keeps this up. Easton unfortunately throws a low kick and this gives Bloodworth some time to recover. Bloodworth throws a head kick and backs up from big combinations from Easton. Easton presses forward, kneeing Bloodworth in the clinch and Bloodworth reverses him, throwing knees of his own. Easton throws three knees to the face that hurt Bloodworth and then two knees to the body and Bloodworth drops! Easton turns on the heat with punches and the ref intervenes.
Final result: Mike Easton defeats Byron Bloodworth via TKO at 4:52 of round two
Shane Roller vs. TJ Grant (155-pound limit)
Round one: Grant looks like the bigger man early and he backs Roller into the fence, using some forward pressure and superior range early. Roller lands a nice uppercut and Grant takes him down. Roller sweeps him and Grant scrambles with him, landing in side control on the ground. Grant lands some nice elbows from above and Roller turns into him. Roller sweeps grant and takes top position. He's got a guillotine choke attempted but Grant defends. Grant turns into Roller and escapes to his feet, dropping punches from above while Roller is on his back. Grant enters Roller's full guard. Grant throws some nice elbows and drops back into Roller's guard. Roller latches on a guillotine but Grant passes to side control again. Grant is physically dominating Roller here and he traps an arm and throws some punches. Roller turtles but Grant controls him, dropping short punches at the end of the round. 10-9 Grant
Round two: Grant throws a head kick and presses forward with some straight punches. Grant throws a knee and Roller drops down for a takedown but Grant defends well and escapes to his feet. Roller throws a nice uppercut and Grant presses forward with punches and a knee. Roller connects with an uppercut and both men trade big punches. Grant drops down for a takedown and Roller latches on a guillotine and Grant slips his head out. Roller attacks with an omaplata and Grant passes to side control. Roller sits up into half guard and Grant tries to pass to full mount but Grant instead puts Roller into a crucifix and drops some punches. Roller escapes the position and takes top control inside Grant's butterfly guard. Grant tries to sweep but Roller escapes. Grant tries to sweep again, twisting Roller and he takes Roller's back! Grant switches to an armbar at the end of the round but Roller is saved by the bell. Very fun round. 10-9 Grant
Round three: Both men throwing long strikes early and Grant avoids Roller's power strikes while connecting with straight punches. the left jab is working for Grant but he eats a big right hand from Roller. Grant presses forward and throws a big elbow. Another right hand from Roller and he drops down for a takedown but Grant sprawls along the fence. Grant drops down for a guillotine but Roller pops his head out and Grant slips on an armbar. Roller doesn't tap but the ref stops the fight anyways. Ooo, there's going to be some controversy here. Apparently there was a verbal submission as Roller yelled out in pain.
Final result: T.J. Grant defeats Shane Roller via verbal submission (armbar) at 2:12 of round three
Josh Neer vs. Keith Wisniewski (170-pound limit)
Round one: Neer opens with a leg kick and an overhand right. Another chopping leg kick connects for Neer and Wisniewski throws a knee from the clinch. They tie up along the fence and reset. Neer lands a short right hand and a right leg kick but Wisniewski appears to have a range advantage here. Neer lands an overhand right and Wisniewski clinches. Neer goes to town on the body of Wisniewski with a plethora of big body blows and Wisniewski lands a short right hand and a nice knee. Wisniewski takes inside position against the fence in the clinch and Neer reverses him with underhooks. Neer presses forward aggressively and lands a huge right leg kick that staggers Wisniewski. Wisniewski lands a big left hook that rocks Neer but Neer keeps pressing forward aggressively which draws cheers from the crowd. Wisniewski throws a left hook to the body and Neer responds with short elbows and uppercuts in the clinch. Neer lands some nice straight punches pushing forward and Wisniewski connects with a knee in the clinch. Big elbows from Neer in the clinch as the round ends. Neer ate some body blows and rubs his stomach after the horn. 10-9 Neer but that was pretty close.
Round two: Neer throws a big right hand early that forces Wisniewski to back off. Nice doubling up of the jab from Neer early. Wisniewski clinches and Neer bashes him with elbows and spins away. Neer throws a big right hand and then punches to the body and short elbows. Wisniewski responds with an elbow of his own. This is some terrific clinch work, both men dishing out damage in the clinch. Wisniewski goes to the body again and again. Neer responds with short elbows and Wisniewski is eating them but responds with a big elbows of his own. Neer blasts Wisniewski with elbows in the clinch and Neer presses forward with big jabs, snapping Wisniewski's head back. Wisniewski drops with hook to the body and Neer goes to work with uppercuts in the clinch. Wisniewski is bleeding heavily right now, his face is busted wide open. The ref pauses the action to have the doctor look at the cut. Neer's mouthpiece appears to have fallen under the cage. They find the mouthpiece and reset. Wisniewski drops for a takedown along the fence and Neer blasts him with repeated elbows. They are connecting solidly. More elbows from Neer and Wisniewski turns away from the punishment. Neer presses forward and Wisniewski lands a nice knee in the clinch but Neer goes to town with elbows, punches and hooks to the body. Neer looks for a standing guilltine at the end of the round but Wisniewski doesn't tap. 10-9 Neer
The doctors have stopped the fight in between the second and third round.
Final result: Josh Neer defeats Keith Wisniewski via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round two
Walel Watson vs. Joseph Sandoval (135-pound limit)
Round one: Watson whiffs with a head kick and keeps coming with the kicks. Watson is significantly taller and he's keeping Sandoval at a distance pretty well. Sandoval eats a shot to the groin. They reset and Watson blasts Sandoval with a head kick. Sandoval is in trouble and Watson pours it on, throwing more kicks. Watson presses forward with straight punches as Sandoval goes down again and the ref stops the fight. Ferocious performance by Watson!
Final result: Walel Watson def. Joseph Sandoval via TKO at 1:17 of round one