Archive: takeya mizugaki

Sep 28, 2014 10:41 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To The Return Of Dominick Cruz

Last night in the main event of the prelims of UFC 178, Dominick Cruz returned from nearly a three-year long layoff to defeat Takeya Mizugaki in just 61 seconds. Below is a list of the best reactions from UFC fighters regarding the return of Cruz. FUCK YESSSS @TheDomin8r THE CHAMP IS HEEERE!! #UFC178 — Rowdy...

Sep 27, 2014 10:22 pm

REPLAY! Watch Dominick Cruz Post-Fight Speech

In case you missed the triumphant return of Dominick Cruz earlier tonight at the UFC 178 prelims, you can rewatch Cruz post-fight speech, and Cruz calling out Team ‘Alpha Fail’ below.

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 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 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 11:08 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 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...

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 23, 2014 5:04 am

Major Updates Made To EA Sports UFC Gameplay

EA Sports UFC has made major updates to the game, including adding 3 new fighters (TJ Dillashaw, Tyron Woodley, and Takeya Mizugaki) check out the full list of updates brought to you by a Reddit user.

Jul 22, 2014 5:03 am

EA Sports UFC Adds Three More Fighters In Downloadable Update

EA Sports UFC announced today that they were adding a roster update that would add three fighters. Making the cut are: Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw Welterweight contender Tyron Woodley Bantamweight contender Takeya Mizugaki Below are the in-game photos for the fighters. No word yet on when the update will be available, but EA did say...

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 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...

Jun 25, 2014 6:47 pm

Cruz Ready, Wants Mizugaki Fight In UFC Return

The injury prone, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (pictured right) is ready to return to action. After two-years of inactivity. ‘UFC Tonight’ on FOX Sports 1 broke the news, stating that Cruz’s camp wants a fight against Takeya Mizugaki, and believe that a win over the top 10 fighter will put Dominick right back...

Feb 26, 2014 6:52 pm

T.J. Dillashaw And Takeya Mizugaki Set To Square Off At UFC 173

UFC’s Memorial Day show has had another match-up added to it’s lineup. Bantamweights T.J. Dillashaw and Takeya Mizugaki will meet inside of the Octagon this May at the aforementioned UFC 173, which will be headlined by Vitor Belfort taking on Chris Weidman for his middleweight championship. The bout was announced this afternoon. Dillashaw last saw...

Dec 3, 2013 7:28 am

Kedzie Vs. Correia Replaces Caceras Vs. Gagnon on UFC Fight Night 33 Main Card

Since the Alex Caceras vs Mitch Gagnon fight was scrapped due to Gagnon’s visa issues, A women’s fight between UFC newcomer Bethe Correia and WMMA veteran Julie Kedzie has been bumped up to a main card slot. Julie Kedzie has been a staple of women’s MMA, a veteran who started her career in 2004. Kedzie...

Sep 27, 2013 3:12 pm

Nam Phan vs. Takeya Mizugaki Booked for UFC Fight Night 33

A bantamweight bout has been added to the UFC’s return trip to Australia in the form of Nam Phan vs. Takeya Mizugaki. UFC officials announced the bout this afternoon. UFC Fight Night 33 is set to go down from the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Dec. 7. In the main event heavyweights Mark hunt and...

Sep 4, 2013 11:19 am

UFC Fight Night 27 Drug Tests: All Main Card Fighters Test Clean

The Athletic Division of the Indiana Gaming Commission tested all 12 fighters from the main-card of UFC’s Fight Night 27, and it was confirmed today that all fighters had passed.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA All fighters from the main card of August’s UFC Fight Night 27 passed their drug screenings, confirmed today. Andy...

Jun 12, 2013 2:35 pm

Erik Perez Faces Off With Takeya Mizugaki Ready to Scrap at UFC on FS1: 2 in Indy

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC officials have announced that bantamweights Erik Perez (13-4 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Takeya Mizugaki (17-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) are set to square off at UFC on FOX  Sports1: 2 on August 28th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Both men are high contenders and will likely be vying for top...

Oct 11, 2012 6:39 am

Exclusive: Part Two of Our Interview with Miguel Torres

  To read part one of our exclusive interview with Miguel Torres click here.   Provided he gets by Moraes in November he may already have an opponent in place. Recent World Series of Fighting signee Tyson Nam is training as we speak and will be a part of the second card the organization puts...