Review: 2014-09-27, great start between Dominick Cruz and Takeya Mizugaki: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night). The former Ufc and Wec bantmaweight champion Dominick Cruz entered this fight with a record of 19-1-0 (37% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since October 1, 2011 when he defeated Demetrious Johnson and successfully defended the Ufc Bw title (=Cruz vs Johnson); Cruz suffered his only loss in 2007 when he faced Urijah Faber for the Wec Fw belt but he took revenge on him four years later at Ufc 132 (=Cruz vs Faber 2).
His opponent, Takeya Mizugaki, has a mma record of 20-7-2 (30% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is TJ Dillashaw); he suffered his last defeat in 2012 when he faced Chris Cariaso, since then he won five consecutive bouts, the last one against Francisco Rivera (=Mizugaki vs Rivera). Cruz vs Mizugaki is on the undercard of Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso – UFC 178. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 178: Johnson vs Cariaso
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
UFC 178 fight card (main fights):
Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso
Donald Cerrone vs Eddie Alvarez
Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor
Tim Kennedy vs Yoel Romero Palacio
Cat Zingano vs Amanda Nunes
Dominick Cruz vs Takeya Mizugaki
Cruz’s previous fight: Dominick Cruz vs Demetrious Johnson
Mizugaki’s previous fight: Takeya Mizugaki vs Francisco Rivera
Cruz’s next fight: TJ Dillashaw vs Dominick Cruz
(Alternative highlights video hosted on Youtube)