The UFC wrapped up another successful event on Versus with bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz retaining his title after a five-round skirmish with top 135-pound contender Demetrious Johnson. However, neither headliner walked away with an event-specific bonus at UFC Live 6.
“Fight of the Night” and $65,000 each went to Matt Wiman and Mac Danzig after their re-telling of a controversial bout from 2010. The two lightweights battled it out for three rounds in a bout that could have resulted in a Draw without complaint. However, the nod ultimately went to Wiman who improved his overall record to 14-7 with the victory while TUF 6 winner Danzig dropped to 4-5 in the UFC.
Meanwhile, Anthony Johnson was curiously handed “Knockout of the Night” honors and the attached cash though he didn’t actually knock opponent Charlie Brenneman out. “Rumble” rocked Brenneman early and often and landed a flush headkick to finish things off but “The Spaniard” immediately protested the stoppage and never appeared to be completely out of it.
Finally, “Submission of the Night” and $65k went to Stefan Struve after surviving a Power Bomb Slam to tighten up his Triangle Choke and finish off hard-hitting kickboxer Pat Barry.
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