• Dominick Cruz scheduled to return at UFC 178

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter1 day ago

    For the first time in nearly three years, former bantamweight world champion Dominick Cruz is set to return September 27 at UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki. "The Dominator" confirmed the news in a recent ESPN interview.

    "I'm excited to finally be back," Cruz said.

    "It's been a long time coming, but I feel great and I'm already training hard. Mizugaki is tough and he's been on a roll, but I'm ready to get back in there and prove that I'm the best bantamweight in the world."

    Mizugaki has won five straight bouts. Cruz has won ten straight bouts but has not fought since October, 2011, when he successfully defended his bantamweight belt against Demetrious Johnson.

    Cruz was initially sidelined with a torn ACL. He would go on to need a second ACL surgery, delaying his recovery.

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