The only thing better than a UFC pay-per-view fight card is a free UFC event broadcast on television. That’s what MMA betting fans will get this Saturday night when UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (18-1) looks to defend his title for the second time on UFC Live 6.
Challenging him for the Bantamweight strap will be wrestling standout Demetrious Johnson (10-1). Mighty Mouse is on a four-fight win streak and has looked improved each time out. Not a real threat to out-strike Cruz, Johnson will be depending on take-downs and Octagon control to become the new UFC Bantamweight champion.
Johnson will currently pay +350 at 5Dimes to dethrone the champ. How he’s going to take down the champion, though, remains to be seen. Cruz has excellent takedown defense and lighting fast strikes; if Johnson tries for the takedown too often he will likely pay a big price.
Cruz is considered to be one of the best in the world pound-for-pound and is currently on a nine-fight win streak. A combination of fast striking and freakish cardio, Cruz currently is favored at -440 at 5Dimes to retain his title against Johnson.
In an interesting Heavyweight fight six-foot-eleven Stefan Struve takes on five-foot-ten Pat Barry. Both are coming off KO losses and will need a win to remain relevant in the division. Struve will come in as a slight favorite, but this fight could go either way.
In Welterweight action Anthony Johnson returns to face Charlie Brenneman. Both are coming off impressive wins and will be looking to get into the contender picture with a win Saturday night. Johnson is the more well-rounded of the two, and will likely control this fight from start to finish for a dominant win.
Following a controversial stoppage in their first fight, Mac Danzig and Matt Wiman will do it again at UFC Live 6 to see if Danzig can get out of the first round this time. Wiman will be favored to win, but if the price is right a Danzig upset could be the better option.