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"The Dominator"

Dominick Cruz

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Win Rate
86 %
Finish Rate
33 %
Decision Win %
94 %
#8 Bantamweight (UFC)

Dominick Cruz

Age
37
Height
5' 8 (173 cm)
Reach
68 in. (5' 8/173 cm)
Ape-Index
1.000
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
United States
Main Division
Bantamweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Lloyd Irvin
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
blue_belt
Biography
Cruz was born on March 9, 1985, in San Diego, California, and is of Mexican descent. He lived with his single mother, grandmother, and brother in a trailer park in Tucson for most of his childhood. After an injury that came in his senior year, he lost the opportunity of receiving a scholarship to wrestle at the University of Northern Colorado. Cruz worked as a customer service representative at Lowe's, and was studying to be a firefighter at community college before becoming a full time fighter.
Combat Approach
Widely considered one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, Cruz combines constant lateral motion with precise, in-and-out striking. Known as one of the most agile fighters in MMA, he is noted for his quick footwork, head movement, and use of feints. In addition to his striking, Cruz has extensive training in amateur wrestling.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Bantamweight Championship (Two times, first). Three successful title defenses (two during first reign, one during second reign)
  • UFC: Three successful title defenses (two during first reign, one during second reign)
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Four times) vs. Urijah Faber, T.J. Dillashaw, Cody Garbrandt and Pedro Munhoz.
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Takeya Mizugaki
  • UFC: Most wins in UFC/WEC Bantamweight History (14)
  • UFC: Tied with T.J. Dillashaw for the most consecutive Bantamweight title defenses in UFC history. - (2)
  • UFC: Three successful title defenses (two during first reign, one during second reign)
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: WEC Bantamweight Championship (One time, final). Two successful title defenses
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Two successful title defenses
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Joseph Benavidez
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Two successful title defenses
  • Total Combat: Total Combat Lightweight Championship
  • Total Combat: Total Combat Featherweight Championship
  • USA Today: 2010 Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2014 Comeback Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2015 Analyst of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2016 Analyst of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2017 Analyst of the Year

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