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Former 135 Pound UFC Kingpin, Dominick Cruz Has Date and Opponent Set


After 3 long years of set backs, the former UFC Bantamweight Champion, having never been defeated in the octagon, will finally return.

Dominick Cruz (19-1) is set for September 27th and he will face Takeya Mizugaki with the winner likely getting a shot at the newly crowned 135 pound UFC Champion, TJ Dillishaw.

Mizugaki is riding a 5 fight winning streak, beating Francisco Rivera via unanimous decision at UFC 173 and is currently ranked 6th in the UFC Bantamweight rankings.

Cruz is elated upon his return and told ESPN.com, “I’m excited to finally be back and I’m determined to prove that I’m the best bantamweight in the world.”

Cruz has only suffered a single career defeat at the hands of Urijah Faber, whom he avenged his loss to at UFC 132 by way of unanimous decision.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.