Friday, September 30, 2011
All fighters make weight for UFC Live 6
By Franklin McNeil ESPN.com
WASHINGTON -- Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson weighed 135 pounds at the District of Columbia National Guard Armory on Friday for their UFC bantamweight title fight.
Cruz will make the fourth defense of his bantamweight crown Saturday night in the main event of UFC Live 6 at Verizon Center.
Every fighter except for bantamweight Byron Bloodworth made weight for the event. Bloodworth tipped the scale at 138 pounds, three more than the 135-pound bantamweight limit.
ESPN.com learned Bloodworth was not required to lose any additional weight due to accepting the fight with Washington resident Mike Easton, who checked in at 135 pounds, on Monday as a late replacement.
However, the District of Columbia Boxing and Wrestling Commission has ruled that Bloodworth must sacrifice 20 percent of his purse. It was not made known to ESPN.com how much money Bloodworth was offered for the bout.
Bloodworth-Easton will now be contested at a catchweight of 138 pounds.
In the co-feature, 6-foot-11 heavyweight Stefan Struve weighed 261 pounds, while his 5-foot-11 opponent Pat Barry tipped the scale at 243.
Welterweights Charlie Brenneman and Anthony Johnson each weighed 171 pounds. Johnson, who has had difficulty in the past cutting weight, clapped his hands after satisfying the weight requirement.
Lightweights Matt Wiman and Mac Danzig completed the main card after weighing in at 156 and 155 pounds, respectively.
Franklin McNeil covers mixed martial arts and boxing for ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Franklin_McNeil.