Dominick retains title on night of knockouts and submissions

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UFC on Versus 6 treated the US capital, Washington DC, to a bantamweight title fight, and they got a card where only two fights went the distance, to boot. One of the two was the said title fight, between Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson.

Cruz dominated all five of the rounds, landing sightly takedowns and even a power-laden supplex, connected with potent knees, took back mount and came close to finishing with a choke. Demetrious Johnson ended up with an unsightly swollen mound on his cheek and, after the fifth-round bell had sounded, the judges had the easy task of handing the unanimous decision win to Cruz, who defended his title for the second time and notched the 19th win in his 20-fight career, where his sole loss was duly avenged.

Also on the main card, Stefan Struve submitted Pat Barry with an armbar from the triangle, Anthony Johnson knocked out Charlie Brenneman, and Matt Wiman outdid Mac Danzig with a unanimous decision.

On the preliminary card, Yves Edwards steered clear of some hazardous moments to counter with a knockout over Rafaello “Trator”.

Check out the complete results:

UFC on Versus 6
Washington DC, USA
October 1, 2011

Dominick Cruz defeated Demetrious Johnson via unanimous decision;
Stefan Struve submitted Pat Barry via armbar at 3:22 min of R2;
Anthony Johnson defeated Charlie Brenneman via KO at 2:49 min of R1;
Matt Wiman defeated Mac Danzig via unanimous decision;
Yves Edwards defeated Rafaello “Trator” Oliveira via TKO at 2:44 min of R2;
Paul Sass submitted Michael Johnson via heelhook at 3 min of R1;
Mike Easton defeated Byron Bloodworth via TKO at 4:52 min of R2;
TJ Grant submitted Shane Roller via armbar at 2:12 min of R3;
Josh Neer defeated Keith Wisniewski via doctor’s intervention between rounds 2 and 3;
Walel Watson defeated Joseph Sandoval via TKO at 1:17 min of R1.

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