After almost three year layoff, Dominick Cruz returns at UFC 178


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 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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AMERICANTstopbeingaRORYfanforlife site profile image  

7/21/14 10:59 AM by AMERICANTstopbeingaRORYfanforlife

relax guys, he still has two whole months to injure himself. 

FlyingSomethingOrAnotherPlata site profile image  

7/21/14 10:54 AM by FlyingSomethingOrAnotherPlata

I cannot wait to see this. The most excited I have been for a fighters return.Count the days TJ because the Dominator is back and wants his title. yes, I do think TJ will beat Barao in the rematch.

garrote site profile image  

7/11/14 4:33 PM by garrote


Card site profile image  

7/11/14 3:53 PM by Card

No injuries, no injuries, no injuries, no injuries... (prays)

HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe site profile image  

7/9/14 11:24 PM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

There's supposed to be an 8 in there somewhere.

BrokeFitch site profile image  

7/9/14 4:38 PM by BrokeFitch


thestaton site profile image  

7/9/14 3:47 PM by thestaton

yeah right. Cruz will be walking down the street and his leg will just detach and get picked up by a hawk.

poonhunter 5000 site profile image  

7/9/14 2:56 PM by poonhunter 5000

Vu! Miz is a good fighter, Dom has his hands full. I pray he is healthy.

beatmeov site profile image  

7/9/14 2:44 PM by beatmeov

I'm with you there, but if he comes out with the win injury free it will be a huge confidence builder going forward.

sevr1 site profile image  

7/9/14 2:22 PM by sevr1

I'll believe it about a week after I see it.Cause it'll probably take about a week to believe I actually saw a Cruz fight.