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.