Dominick Cruz News
Daniel Cormier and Dominick Cruz weigh-in on controversial 10-8 scorecard from the Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso rematch: “There’s no consistency”
Harry Kettle - September 18, 2023
Dominick Cruz reacts to Sean O’Malley dethroning Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292: “O'Malley is as good as everyone wants him to be”
Susan Cox - August 31, 2023
Dominick Cruz expresses concern over Stipe Miocic’s training regiment: “You’re not fighting a fire, you’re fighting Jon Jones”
Harry Kettle - July 12, 2023
Report | Deiveson Figueiredo targeted to move up to bantamweight to face former UFC champion Dominick Cruz
Cole Shelton - July 6, 2023
Deiveson Figueiredo calls to face Dominick Cruz in bantamweight debut: "Would be a great first fight"
Josh Evanoff - March 8, 2023
Frankie Edgar reflects on career ahead of retirement fight, reveals the one opponent he wishes he could've fought
Cole Shelton - November 11, 2022
Frankie Edgar will make the walk – rather run – to the Octagon for the final time at UFC 281. Edgar is set to take on Chris Gutierrez on the main card of UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden. It will also be Edgar’s 36th professional fight and 30th in the UFC between three weight classes and also being the former lightweight champ. Yet, he says he still hasn’t truly reflected on how great his career is, but it is something he’s looking forward to doing.
Former UFC champion Dominick Cruz not a fan of self-appointing himself as the bantamweight GOAT: "My results speak for themselves"
Josh Evanoff - October 19, 2022
Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz isn’t a fan of calling himself the GOAT. This Saturday at UFC 280, the bantamweight title will be on the line in the co-main event. While the reigning champion Aljamain Sterling is on his road to creating a great legacy, he’s not yet in the greatest of all-time discussion. The other half of the title fight certainly is.
TJ Dillashaw believes “competitive guy” Dominick Cruz has a chip on his shoulder that could keep him fighting: “We'll see if he really can step away”
Harry Kettle - August 17, 2022
TJ Dillashaw has questioned whether or not Dominick Cruz is ready to walk away from the sport of mixed martial arts. Last Saturday night, Dominick Cruz’s hopes of regaining the UFC bantamweight championship took a huge blow when he was knocked out by Marlon Vera in their main event clash at UFC San Diego. While Cruz looked good in defeat, some have wondered just how motivated he’ll be to work his way back to the top of the mountain.
"Nobody has been able to do that to Dominick Cruz" - Brendan Schaub calls for Marlon Vera to receive a title shot
Josh Evanoff - August 16, 2022
Brendan Schaub believes UFC bantamweight contender Marlon Vera deserves a crack at gold. ‘Chito’ is fresh off his showdown with Dominick Cruz at UFC San Diego last Saturday. In that outing, Vera scored a devastating knockout of ‘The Dominator’ in round four. The loss was only the second time that Cruz has been knocked out in his career.
Dominick Reyes books ‘Superman’ for his return to the Octagon at UFC 281
Harry Kettle - August 16, 2022
Dominick Cruz releases statement following KO loss to Marlon Vera at UFC San Diego: "The body feels great"
Cole Shelton - August 15, 2022
Dominick Cruz has issued a statement following his KO loss to Marlon Vera on Saturday. Cruz was headlining the UFC Fight Night card in his hometown of San Diego, California against Vera. The fight was a big one as the winner would likely be one win away from a title shot.
What's next for Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz after UFC San Diego?
Cole Shelton - August 15, 2022
In the main event of UFC San Diego, Marlon Vera took on Dominick Cruz in the first of many key bantamweight fights coming up over the next few months. Vera entered the fight coming off a decision win over Rob Font in his first UFC main event. Prior to that, ‘Chito’ scored a KO win over Frankie Edgar. Cruz, meanwhile, was on a two-fight win streak as he beat Pedro Munhoz and Casey Kenney by decision.
Aljamain Sterling reacts after Marlon Vera KO’s Dominick Cruz at UFC San Diego: “Father Time is truly undefeated”
Fernando Quiles - August 14, 2022
Aljamain Sterling believes Dominick Cruz is a victim of Father Time. Cruz shared the Octagon with Marlon Vera in the main event of UFC San Diego on August 13, 2022. The action emanated from Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California.
UFC San Diego Bonus Report: Marlon Vera pockets $50k for knocking out Dominick Cruz
Chris Taylor - August 13, 2022
The Octagon returned to California for tonight’s UFC San Diego event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz. Tonight’s main event proved to be a wild back and forth affair. Marlon Vera was able to drop ‘The Dominator’ in the early seconds of the opening round, but Cruz battled back to arguably take the points in the first five minutes. The former champion would continue to perform well in round two before ‘Chito’ eventually began to change the tide in round three. Then, in round four, Vera connected with a high which sent Cruz crashing to the canvas. A few follow up shots and the referee quickly stepped in to stop the fight.
UFC San Diego Results: Marlon Vera KO's Dominick Cruz (Video)
Chris Taylor - August 13, 2022
Tonight’s UFC San Diego event is headlined by a key men’s bantamweight matchup featuring Marlon Vera taking on Dominick Cruz. Vera (19-7 MMA) will enter the contest sporting a three-fight winning streak, his most recent being a unanimous decision victory over Rob Font. Prior to that impressive win, ‘Chito’ was coming off a knockout of Frankie Edgar and a decision victory over Davey Grant.
UFC San Diego: ‘Vera vs Cruz’ Live Results and Highlights
Chris Taylor - August 12, 2022
The Octagon returns to California for tonight’s UFC San Diego event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz. Vera (19-7 MMA) will enter the contest sporting a three-fight winning streak, his most recent being a unanimous decision victory over Rob Font. Prior to that impressive win, ‘Chito’ was coming off a knockout of Frankie Edgar and a decision victory over Davey Grant.
UFC San Diego: ‘Vera vs Cruz’ Weigh-in Results: All Fighters successfully made weight
Susan Cox - August 12, 2022
UFC San Diego kicks off with fighter weigh-ins, which take place today, Friday August 12th. The official process starts at 12pm ET. And the fighters’ cut-off to weigh in is 2pm ET. UFC San Diego takes place tomorrow, Saturday, August 13th at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California.
Dominick Cruz says if he doesn't become a three-time UFC bantamweight champion this would be "pretty useless"
Cole Shelton - August 11, 2022
Dominick Cruz has put a lot on the line in his return to the UFC. Cruz ended his lengthy layoff in 2020 against Henry Cejudo for the bantamweight title and suffered a TKO loss. He has since rebounded and earned decision wins over Casey Kenney and Pedro Munhoz and will now face Marlon Vera in the main event of UFC San Diego in a pivotal bout for the bantamweight division.
Dominick Cruz reveals how his previous injuries took him to a dark place: “I was so depressed at one time that I didn't even want to live”
Susan Cox - August 11, 2022
Pro fighters make their picks for Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz
Cole Shelton - August 11, 2022
In the main event of UFC San Diego, Marlon Vera is set to headline his second straight UFC event as he takes on former champ, Dominick Cruz. Heading into the fight, Vera is a -250 favorite while the former champ is a +190 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to pro fighters to get their prediction for the scrap. The pros lean towards Vera getting the job done in a closer fight than the odds suggest.
Dominick Cruz makes Rampage Jackson / Marlon Vera comparison ahead of UFC San Diego
Andrew Whitelaw - August 8, 2022
Dominick Cruz says he has respect for his upcoming opponent Marlon Vera despite the Ecuadorian seemingly not liking him. The pair will lock horns in the main event at UFC San Diego this weekend in what will be an important match-up for the top of the bantamweight division.
Daniel Cormier shoots down idea of Frankie Edgar retirement fight with Dominick Cruz: "I don't need to see him fight against a contender"
Josh Evanoff - July 21, 2022
Former UFC dual-weight champion Daniel Cormier isn’t a fan of the proposed Frankie Edgar vs. Dominick Cruz fight. ‘The Answer’ has been out of the cage since his knockout loss to Marlon Vera at UFC 268 last November. The defeat was the fourth, in the last five contests for Edgar. Recently, the 40-year-old announced that he would retire later this year.
Frankie Edgar targets Dominick Cruz for his final Octagon appearance at UFC 281: “That would be a cool send-off”
Susan Cox - July 18, 2022
Frankie Edgar is targeting Dominick Cruz for his final Octagon appearance at UFC 281. Edgar, the former UFC lightweight champion, announced that his next fight will be his last.
Chito Vera believes “total destruction” of Dominick Cruz could lead to title shot: “I really feel whoever gets the best win is going to jump all of them”
Susan Cox - June 28, 2022
Sean O’Malley explains why he thinks Dominick Cruz beats Marlon Vera
Cole Shelton - June 14, 2022
Sean O’Malley believes Dominick Cruz will defeat Marlon Vera in August. Cruz and Vera are set to headline a Fight Night card on August 13 in San Diego in a crucial fight for the bantamweight division. The winner could very well get a title shot and for O’Malley, who fought Vera, he believes Cruz is just too skilled for ‘Chito.’
Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz set to headline August UFC event
Cole Shelton - June 5, 2022
Marlon Vera will be headlining his second UFC card in a row as he will take on the former bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz. According to ESPN Deportes, Vera and Cruz have agreed to headline a Fight Night card in August. The location of the event has not yet been determined. The fight is a crucial one for the bantamweight division as the winner could very well be fighting for gold their next time out.