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UFC Live – Cruz vs. Johnson Preview

Tonight is a big night for the UFC, as they’re putting on a free title fight on the Versus network.  Dominick Cruz will defend his Bantamweight Title against Demetrious Johnson.  Cruz has looked pretty spectacular during his time as the WEC and UFC Bantamweight Champion, but we’ll have to see if Johnson can use his wrestling to control Cruz is this one.

There are some other interesting fights tonight as all three other main card contests feature ranked fighters.  Stefan Struve will take on Pat Barry in a fight where Struve holds a 12 inch height advantage.  Anthony Johnson and Charlie Brenneman look to follow up on big wins in an interesting welterweight contest while there should be fireworks in the contest between Mac Danzig and Matt Wiman.

UFC Live airs tonight on Versus at 9:00 PM EST/8:00 PM CST with all preliminary fights being shown on Facebook beginning at 5:40 PM EST/4:40 PM CST.

Bantamweight Title: (c) Dominick Cruz (17-1, No. 1 BW) vs. Demetrious Johnson (9-1, No. 7 BW)

Heavyweight: Stefan Struve (21-5, No. 20 HW) vs. Pat Barry (6-3)

Welterweight: Anthony Johnson (9-3, No. 20 WW) vs. Charlie Brenneman (13-2)

Lightweight: Mac Danzig (20-8-1, No. 20 LW) vs. Matt Wiman (13-6, No. 25 LW)

Lightweight: Paul Sass (11-0) vs. Michael Johnson (9-5)

Bantamweight: Mike Easton (10-1) vs. Jeff Hougland (10-4)

Lightweight: Yves Edwards (40-17-1) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (14-4)

Lightweight: T.J. Grant (16-5) vs. Shane Roller (10-4)

Welterweight: Josh Neer (31-10-1) vs. Keith Wisniewski (28-12-1)

Bantamweight: Walel Watson (8-2) vs. Joseph Sandoval (6-0)

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  1. kyle
    October 2, 2011 at 2:59 am

    who you think Cruz should face next? i think Bowles II should be next. i personally dont think Johnson did enough to get this fight but it was a great match so obviously Joe Silva earned his job over me. for Silva i think Sonnen II would be great especially considering how amazing their 1st match was, even though Sonnen is a high class dick. then Jon Jones is already set up for Evans which i think is the right choice.

    • October 2, 2011 at 11:44 am

      I think Silva will likely get the winner of Sonnen/Story and I’ll give my thoughts on Cruz in my post on last night’s UFC card.

  2. kyle
    October 2, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    so…he will be getting Sonnen then.

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