UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson was a mixed martial arts event held by the UFC on October 2, 2011 (aus time) at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.
Fabio Maldonado was expected to face Aaron Rosa in a light-heavyweight bout, but was pulled from the card due to an injury.
Jeff Hougland was expected to face Mike Easton in a Bantamweight bout, but was injured and replaced by UFC newcomer Byron Bloodworth. Bloodworth failed to make the 135 pound weight limit, thus the match was changed to a Catchweight bout, with Bloodworth being fined for the infraction.
Here are the results from the event:
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Walel Watson vs. Joseph Sandoval
Watson defeated Sandoval via TKO (strikes) at 1:17 of round 1.
Josh Neer vs. Keith Wisniewski
Neer defeated Wisniewski via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2.
Shane Roller vs. TJ Grant
Grant defeated Roller via verbal submission (armbar) at 2:12 of round 3.
Mike Easton vs. Byron Bloodworth
Easton defeated Bloodworth via TKO (knees and punches) at 4:52 of round 2.
Michael Johnson vs. Paul Sass
Sass defeated Johnson via submission (heel hook) at 3:00 of round 1.
Yves Edwards vs. Rafaello Oliveira
Edwards defeated Oliveira via TKO (punches) at 2:44 of round 2.
Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman
Wiman defeated Danzig via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Anthony Johnson vs. Charlie Brenneman
Johnson defeated Brenneman via TKO (head kick) at 2:49 of round 1.
Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve
Struve defeated Barry via submission (triangle choke) at 3:22 of round 2.
Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Demetrious Johnson
Cruz defeated Johnson via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 50-45) to retain the UFC Bantamweight Championship.