DOMINICK CRUZ RECLAIMS UFC BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE

Interim bantamweight champion Dominic Cruz who had been out of the UFC center stage for about four years has made a sensational comeback reclaiming the UFC bantamweight title in a spectacular fashion.


The bout between Cruz and T.J Dillashaw was decided in tightly contested five round face off with Cruz eventually declared the winner after a split decision. This win ensured that Cruz reclaimed his bantamweight championship belt after a while on the sidelines nursing injuries.

During their encounter at the center stage, the returning Cruz walked into the ring as though he was not returning from a lengthy injury. Cruz matched his opponent strength for strength in a nip and tuck contest, in the end, it took a split decision for him to be declared the winner.

It is interesting to see Cruz reclaim his championship title having been stripped of the title due to some horrific knee injuries. This injury ensured that the sensational Cruz stayed out of the arena for four years during which Dillashaw emerged as the new titleholder.

Dominic Cruz suffers another ACL injury

If he wasn’t already the most unlucky fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC, Dominic Cruz certainly is now in terms of an injury stand point.

The Mexican Mixed Martial Artist recently posted on his Facebook page that he has suffered yet another injury that will see him sidelined for an indefinite period. And this time, the injury is the same that saw him sidelined for a long period the last time, an ACL injury. But this time, the injury is to his right knee.

Writing on his Facebook page, Cruz said that he had to report a very sad new to his fans, adding that he has suffered another ACL injury. This time, however, the injury is on the opposite leg of his first and second ACL injuries. Cruz said that leading up to his last fight in September and even after, he has followed a very light and methodical diet program and training regime to keep his body healthy.

Dominick Cruz changed his career, says Reis

A lot has changed since Wilson Reis won the Elite XC Featherweight Championship back in 2008 as a fresh faced fighter with the sole aim of becoming the best he could be. Having ended his nine fight streak with Bellator, the prodigiously talented Reis was signed up by the UFC in 2013 but things haven’t panned out the way he had planned in the biggest Mixed Martial Arts promotion for him and as a result, UFC Fight Night 49 has come as a new beginning for him.

He was ranked at 15 in the Bantamweight division but he dropped down a weight category to Flyweight to take on Joby Sanchez and he has credited former UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz for the evolution of his career.

Reis stated that it was just the second time he has had a training camp at Alliance MMA and with guys like Phil Davis and Dominick Cruz training with him, he has got a lot better with time. He added that he has evolved a lot as a fighter since he last fought inside the Octagon and he feels absolutely great about this move to Flyweight.

Reis also mentioned that having a near perfect camp also had a lot to do with that feeling.

He mentioned that the team has the best fighters in the lower weight categories of the sport and every time he joins up with the team, he learns something new. It is almost five years since he first trained with the then dominant Dominick Cruz but now, he has made the move to San Diego permanent, he can expect to see a lot more of the Mexican.

He mentioned that having trained with him on a regular basis, it is easy to understand why Cruz is one of the best in the business and he has done a lot for his career as well.