Dominick Cruz is one of the top well-known professional fighters in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) who has also developed into an award-winning, influential Commentator for this sport. During his two-time World Bantamweight Championship reign from 2010-2016, he defended the title six times in the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He’s training hard and in pursuit to regain that title again. With an incredible record of 22-3-0, and 15 of those battles being for championship titles, he continues to demonstrate an elusive style that makes him difficult to hit and tough to decipher what angle he’s coming from next.
He has a powerful wrestling background, quick striking and an analyst mindset that allows him to read his opponent’s moves and counter intuitively. Whenever Dominick is awaiting his next fight, he is actively participating as a Commentator, bringing perspective and distinctive insights to the fans that watch and witness his accuracy played out before their eyes inside the Octagon.
Cruz trains at Alliance Mixed Martial Arts Gym in San Diego, specializing in Wrestling, Boxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Dominick Cruz is an American mixed martial artist. He fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and is a former two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion. Cruz was also the final bantamweight titleholder of World Extreme Cagefighting. Full profile
Play by Play Analyst and Commentator for ESPN, and Co-Host for "Unlocking Victory," Dominick says, "As the sport evolves, new fundamentals will come into play because it's a new sport. That is very important to me, to be able to project that to the general public, the fans, and for the fighters." Visit here
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For Dominick Cruz, this was a tremendous showing of how a fighter can adapt due to having extremely well-rounded skills. He wasn't getting lit up on the feet or anything, but the fight was closer than he liked in that department so he switched things up and utilized his offensive grappling game. His size advantage played a huge part in helping him control Johnson.