Dominick
Cruz
22-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: Champion Bantamweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 3 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 13 fights.
Record: 22-1-0
Summary: Conditioning and punching power

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Dominator
From: San Diego, California USA
Fights Out Of: San Diego, California USA
Age: 31
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 68"
Leg Reach 37"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
2442
32% Successful
780
Types of Successful Strikes
0
780
80% Standing
621
79
80
Striking Defense
76
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
97
54% Successful
52
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
29
3
Takedown Defense
84
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Dominick Cruz
Jun 4, 2016
87
34
3
1
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Dominick Cruz
Jan 17, 2016
109
112
1
4
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Win
Dominick Cruz
Sep 27, 2014
26
2
2
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Dominick Cruz
Oct 1, 2011
60
63
10
1
1
0
8
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Dominick Cruz
Jul 2, 2011
90
50
4
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Dominick Cruz
WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis
Dec 16, 2010
117
42
6
2
0
0
1
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Dominick Cruz
WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez
Aug 18, 2010
58
35
6
0
0
1
3
0
R5 Decision - Split
Dominick Cruz
WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz
Mar 6, 2010
42
15
2
0
0
0
0
0
R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Win
Dominick Cruz
WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Aug 9, 2009
36
31
6
0
0
1
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Dominick Cruz
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr 5, 2009
30
12
7
0
0
0
9
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Dominick Cruz
WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone
Jan 25, 2009
57
32
0
2
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Dominick Cruz
WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver
Jun 1, 2008
61
33
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Dominick Cruz
WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio
Mar 24, 2007
4
4
0
2
1
0
1
1
R1 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: Two practices five days a week and one on Saturday

When and why did you start training for fighting? I wrestled my whole life and I wanted to continue to compete.

What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC bantamweight champion, WEC bantamweight champion. Total Combat 145 & 155 lb champion. I own WEC and UFC belts and I need more; my pants don't fit very well.

Do you have any heroes? My mom

What is your favorite technique? Uppercut

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I can truly call myself one of the best fighters on the planet and that my dreams and goals are slowly being accomplished!

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
No

What was your job before you started fighting? Customer service rep

• First ever UFC bantamweight champion

• Unbeaten at 135 pounds (12-0)
 
• 7-1 in WEC career
 
• Owner of a distinct stand-up style that has proven almost impossible to decipher
 
• Lone pro loss came in WEC featherweight title bout against Urijah Faber
 
• Pro since 2005
 
• Seven wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
 
• Was sidelined due to injury from October of 2011 to September of 2014
 
• Was stripped of title in 2014 due to injury; never lost title in the Octagon
 
• Origin of nickname: “My nickname was a joke. As I played high school football, I wasn't big or extremely fast, but was basically just tough...my teammates would make a joke and call me The Dominator when I would take the position of "scrub team" linebacker on the defense while scrimmaging against my own team in practice. I always thought it was funny.”

Career

Trained With

Brandon Vera
Brandon Vera
12-7-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Phil Davis
Phil Davis
13-3-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Urijah Faber
Urijah Faber
33-10-0
( W-L-D )
Demetrious Johnson
Demetrious Johnson
24-2-1
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Urijah Faber UFC® 132 Cruz vs. Faber

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