A UFC title fight is coming to Versus.
Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will defend his title against Demetrious Johnson at UFC Live on Versus 6, UFC president Dana White exclusively confirmed with NBCSports.com Thursday night.
The event, which will air live on Versus, takes place Oct. 1 from the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.
This will mark the first UFC title fight broadcast on cable television since Quinton "Rampage" Jackson fought Dan Henderson at UFC 75 in Sept. 2007.
“Cruz cemented his claim as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport with an exciting win over Urijah Faber at UFC 132," White said. "He beat the one guy who had beaten him - he got the monkey off his back - and a lot of people think he’s going to go on to be unstoppable now.
Cruz (18-1) successfully defended his title against Urijah Faber at UFC 132 earlier this month. The win avenged Cruz's lone career loss and extended his winning streak to nine in a row.
Johnson (10-1) most recently defeated Miguel Torres via unanimous decision at UFC 130. The win marked Johnson's second in the UFC and fourth in a row overall.
Also officially announced for the organization's sixth live event on Versus is Charlie Brenneman vs. Anthony Johnson, Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman 2 and Paul Sass vs. Michael Johnson.
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