Tonight on Versus, the UFC throws up a Bantamweight championship fight. UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz will defend his title against Demetrious Johnson in UFC Live 6 (UFC Live on Versus 6).
The Bantamweight division (135 lbs) is new to the UFC and I'm sure they're hoping for more than just a 5 round decision. If Cruz and Johnson put it all out on the line in this fight, I see it going about 4 rounds with an exciting finish.
Dominick Cruz is riding a nine fight winning streak and is 18-1 overall. His only loss was to Urijah Faber but he avenged that loss in his last fight at UFC 132. While he is riding that nine fight winning streak, 7 of those wins come via decision, so finishing Johnson might not be an easy task.
Demetrious Johnson is riding a four fight winning streak and has an overall record of 9-1. Three of his last for fights have gone to a three round decision. This is the first time he will have 5 rounds to work with since it's a title fight, so it will be interesting to see how he fares. Will he have the gas tank to defeat the champ and become the new UFC Bantamweight champion? We will soon find out.
What is clear about these two fighters is that they're fast paced and action packed. Thet first fighter to gas and make a mistake will probably be the loser. I hope that they push the pace and force the weakest to gas as it will leave an opening and make for an exciting finish before the fight goes to the judges.
Check out the UFC Live 6 Cruz vs Johnson preview video.