UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz Defends Belt at UFC on Versus 6

Dominick Cruz and Demtrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson

Dominick Cruz and Demtrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson

Both Urijah Faber and Brian Bowles were calling for a shot at UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, but neither will get it. Instead, the UFC matchmakers are calling on “Mighty Mouse” to try and take the belt from Cruz.

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson has been granted the opportunity to wrest the belt from around the champ’s waist at UFC on Versus 6 on Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C., according to a report from NBCSports.com citing UFC president Dana White.

Cruz is 18-1 after avenging the only loss on his record by winning a unanimous decision over Urijah Faber at UFC 132 in July. That victory made it nine straight, including three title defenses.

Johnson (10-1) is on a four-fight winning streak, having reeled off victories over Nick Pace, Damacio Page, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, and, most recently, former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres. His only loss was via decision to British standout Brad Pickett at WEC 48.

The bout headlines the UFC on Versus 6 fight card, the promotion’s final show for the Versus network in 2011. The Oct. 1 event takes place at the Verizon Center, as first reported by MMAWeekly.com.

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