Dominick
Cruz
19-1-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 19-1-0
Summary: Conditioning and Punching Power

Fighter Info

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

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1844
30% Successful
555
Types of Successful Strikes
0
555
78% Standing
12%
433
68
54
Striking Defense
76
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
77
56% Successful
43
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
26
2
Takedown Defense
83
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Dominick Cruz Sep 27, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Takeya Mizugaki -- -- -- --
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: I train Mon three times, then Tues through Fri are two-a days. One on Sat....and Sunday I’m off! I mix all techniques of wrestling, BJJ, boxing, shootboxing, and kickboxing in my training.

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? UFC bantamweight champion, WEC bantamweight champion. Total Combat 145 & 155 lb champion. Number 1 ranked ROTC fighter.

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 (and reigning) UFC bantamweight champion

•    Ranked No. 6 on Yahoo Sports! pound-for-pound MMA rankings

•    Grew up in Tuscon, Ariz., trailer with mom and brother

•    Kicked out of home at age 19 for hosting a house party, but recalls the experience as “the greatest thing that ever happened to me” because it forced him to become a man

•    Longtime wrestler

•    Lives and trains in San Diego

•    Wrestler/boxer who is stylistically similar to UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar. Cruz is very elusive on his feet with a peek-a-boo style – he fires off combos and moves out of harm’s way before an opponent can return fire

•    Very mentally tough

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
20-2-1
( 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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