UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson $65,000 Postfight Bonuses Awarded

October 2, 2011

UFC on Versus 6 posterUFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz defended his belt for the fourth consecutive time by defeating Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. The fight was also Cruz’s fourth consecutive decision win.

UFC on Versus 6 took place on Saturday night at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. And while Cruz continued to dominate, it wasn’t enough to put him in the post-fight bonus money.

The winners of the UFC on Versus 6 post-fight awards netted an additional $65,000 bonus in addition to their contracted purse.

Matt Wiman and Mac Danzig kicked off the Versus telecast, finally getting the chance to finish the fight that many thought was stopped too soon the first time around.

While many thought Danzig was robbed in their first fight, this time the fight went the distance, Wiman and Danzig going toe-to-toe every minute of the fight. Although Danzig fell short on the final tally – the judges awarded Wiman the decision – the two lightweights earned Fight of the Night honors, each taking home a bonus.

The Knockout of the Night, whether the social networking throngs want to debate a quick trigger by the referee or not, went to Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. The super-sized welterweight floored Charlie Brenneman with a kick to the head that had referee Mario Yamasaki immediately stepping in to wave off the fight.

There was an immediate uproar from fans on Twitter, saying that Brenneman was still in a position to defend himself, but the call was made, and Anthony Johnson went home with an extra $65,000.

Despite being a foot taller and having a decided reach advantage, it wasn’t Stefan Struve’s reach that secured a victory over former K-1 fighter Pat Barry on Saturday night. The Dutch fighter slapped a guillotine on Barry, who was able to escape, but Struve quickly switched to a triangle choke, this time leaving Barry no choice but to give in.

Struve walked away with the victory and the Submission of the Night.