Dominick Cruz last fought in the UFC Octagon in October of 2011, a successful title defense against Demetrious Johnson. Cruz suffered a torn ACL in July of 2012 that has sidelined him since then, but will finally make his return to the cage this September:
Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will make a long-anticipated return to action against Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas.
Cruz confirmed the 135-pound contest to ESPN.com on Tuesday.
"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."
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