Cruz Set To Defend UFC Title Against Mighty Mouse At UFC Live 6
By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz (18-1) is only three weeks distanced from his title defense against arch nemesis Urijah Faber. Matchmaker Joe Silva however, already has plans for the dominant 135 pound champion.
Cruz will collide with the surging, but undersized, Demetrius “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (9-1) at UFC Live 6 on October 1st at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.. The event will air live on Cruz’s home away from home, the Versus network.
Cruz, who possesses an amazingly elusive style, enters the contest on a nine fight winning streak, having beaten virtually every legitimate contender in the division. Prior to defeating Urijah Faber in their highly anticipated rematch, Cruz earned decisive victories over elite opposition in Scott Jorgensen, Joseph Benavidez and former champion Brian Bowles.
Demetrius Johnson has recently emerged as a worthy contender to Cruz’s title. Johnson has pieced together an impressive four fight winning streak, having most recently toppled former champion and pound-for-pound considerate, Miguel Torres. Prior to the battle with Torres, Johnson spoiled the UFC debut of highly touted (and notoriously violent) Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto.
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