Dominick
Cruz
20-1-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 20-1-0
Summary: Conditioning and punching power

Fighter Info

From: San Diego, CA USA
Fights Out Of: San Diego, CA USA
Age: 29
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
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0% Successful
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Striking Defense
0
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

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

Biography

TRAINING: Two sessions a day Monday through Friday. One on Saturday, and a day off Sunday. Which style of martial art I focus on changes with each given day.

 

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 (10-0)

 

  • 7-1 in WEC career

 

  • Owner of a distinct standup style that has proven almost impossible to decipher

 

  • Lone pro loss came in WEC featherweight title bout against Urijah Faber

 

  • Pro since 2005

 

  • Six wins by KO, one by submission

 

  • Was sidelined due to injury since October of 2011

 

  • 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
12-2-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Urijah Faber
Urijah Faber
31-7-0
( W-L-D )
Demetrious Johnson
Demetrious Johnson
21-2-1
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

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

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