Archive: Dominick Cruz

Sep 27, 2014 6:46 pm

UFC 178 Results: Cruz Makes Successful Return, TKOs Mizugaki in 1 Minute

It has been 1,092 days since Dominick Cruz last fought in the octagon. He needed no more than than sixty-one seconds to finish Takeya Mizugaki. After an authoritative takedown, Mizugaki tried to utilize the cage to wall-walk back to his feet. Cruz was aware of this and caught him with a brutal right hand that...

Sep 27, 2014 4:34 pm

“UFC 178” Results: Gamburyan Makes Comeback, Submits Gibson In Round 2

Manny Gamburyan may have earned himself a “Performance of the Night” bonus with his showing in the octagon tonight against Cody Gibson. This was the first bout of the night and it aired exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. All signs were pointing to Gamburyan losing by technical knockout as he kept getting wobbled with Gibson’s...

Sep 27, 2014 3:54 pm

Cruz: If Ali Can Do It, So Can I

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is set to make his long awaited return to the UFC tonight as the main-event of the preliminary card of UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki. Ahead of the bout, he spoke to Ariel Helwani about his desire to reclaim the belt. “The belt is just a piece of metal....

Sep 27, 2014 10:46 am

“UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso” Official Results Thread

In case you can’t catch UFC 178 tonight, you can read up on all the results below! Main Card (Pay-Per View) Demetrious Johnson def. Chris Cariaso by way of Submission (Kimura) 2:29 of Round 2 Donald Cerrone def. Eddie Alvarez by way of Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Conor Poirier def. Dustin Poirier by way...

Sep 27, 2014 9:55 am

Coach: Mizugaki Is Fighting A Madman

Dominick Cruz is set to return to the UFC tonight after nearly a three year long absence. Cruz, on a quest to reclaim his bantamweight title, has to get through Takeya Mizugaki in the main event of the preliminary card of UFC 178 tonight. His grappling coach, Neil Melanson spoke to MMAMania about Cruz’s evolution...

Sep 26, 2014 11:31 am

LIVE STREAM! Watch The UFC 175 Weigh-ins Live On BJPENN.COM (4PM PT)

The UFC 178 weigh-ins kick off today at 4 p.m. PT, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The event will be headlined by Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso, who will be fighting for Johnson’s flyweight title. The co-main event for the bout will be between Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez, where Alvarez will...

Sep 26, 2014 11:08 am

Dominick Cruz Says Rankings Never Mattered

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz believes that rankings never mattered, and that you can listen to where the media ranks you. Cruz returns to the Octagon tomorrow night as the headlining fight on the preliminary card against Takeya Mizugaki.

Sep 26, 2014 9:52 am

Phoenix International Raceway Maintained Cruz Sponsorship Throughout Injuries

Dominick Cruz is set to make his return to the UFC tomorrow night against Takeya Mizugaki, after nearly a three year long absence from competition due to 2 torn ACL’s and a torn groin muscle. While most of the MMA world turned their back on the former banatmweight champion, one of his biggest sponsors, Phoenix...

Sep 26, 2014 9:44 am

Cruz Explains Excitement Ahead Of UFC Return

Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz hasn’t been inside the Octagon in nearly three years. After tearing his ACL, Cruz underwent surgery, and was on his way to a return before re-tearing the same ACL, forcing Cruz out for even longer. The UFC stripped Cruz of his bantamweight title for inactivity after nearly two-years away from...

Sep 24, 2014 12:38 pm

Cruz: ‘I’m still the best’

“I’m gunning for the title. If you’re in this sport and you’re not gunning for the title, you’re in the wrong sport. But I’m just taking one step in front of the other and I’m not skipping any steps. When you start to skip steps you start looking past people.” “I’m still the best bantamweight...

Sep 24, 2014 4:30 am

Dominick Cruz Discusses His Comeback

The remarkable comeback story of former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, who after a nearly three year absence is primed to make up for lost time inside the Octagon.

Sep 22, 2014 12:34 pm

Urijah Faber: “Of Course I Still Want To Fight Dominick”

This Saturday, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will be returning to the Octagon after a three year long absence. The UFC Cruz is returning to is nothing like the one he left. Since his absence, in the bantamweiht division alone, Renan Barao became champion, defended his belt 3 times, and then lost to TJ...

Sep 22, 2014 12:20 pm

Dominick Cruz Still Believes He’s The Best 135er In The World

This Saturday at UFC 178, Dominick Cruz will return to the Octagon after a three year long absence to face Takeya Mizugaki. The bout will serve as the main event of the preliminary card, which airs on Fox Sports 1, and will give Cruz to make his case for why he deserves a shot at...

Sep 8, 2014 5:05 am

PHOTO | Dominick Cruz Attends Mike Chandler’s Wedding

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz attended the wedding of Mike Chandler, and his wife Brie this past weekend. Check it out: “So happy for these two lovebirds @briewillett+@mikechandlermma …love being here to witness the beginning of this powerful relationship. #MeettheChandlers”

Jul 23, 2014 10:47 am

Dominick Cruz: ‘I’m just as good now, as I ever was’

“It’s a big challenge for me. I’m up for it and I’m excited for it, but after feeling my body in that five-round camp, realized I need to take my time in this camp because that’s the hard part. The fight itself is literally the easy part. That’s the fun part for me. That’s why...

Jul 21, 2014 2:45 pm

Cruz Explains Why He Doesn’t Want An Immediate Title Shot

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about his return to the UFC after nearly a two year absence that came due to a torn ACL and then a torn groin. Cruz opted to fight Takeya Mizugaki instead of immediately fighting champion TJ Dillashaw. “You know, it’s a...

Jul 10, 2014 12:39 pm

Dominick Cruz Has Lost Millions Over Course Of Inactivity

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has undoubtedly had one of the worst runs of luck in Mixed Martial Arts. Despite his frequent analyst gig at FOX, the California resident hasn’t seen a good payday in the past three-years. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer report, Cruz has lost millions of dollars in income while...

Jul 9, 2014 9:27 am

Caraway Feels McDonald May Be Next Opponent

Bantamweight fighter Brian Caraway has been steadily rising through the division, with his last victory against Erik Perez bringing his UFC record to 4-1. When speaking with MMA Junkie Radio, Caraway mentioned that there have been talks about his next top-tier opponent. “There’s been talks of possibly Michael McDonald or Raphael Assuncao, a guy that’s...

Jul 8, 2014 6:59 pm

Dominick Cruz Set To Make Return At UFC 178

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is set to make his UFC return at UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki. Cruz is coming off a nearly three year absence from the Octagon, which was due to two torn ACL’s. Mizugaki will be riding a five fight win streak into the bout, including wins over Bryan Caraway...