Bantamweight star Dominick ‘The Dominator’ Crus is set to return to action.
The fighter is set to return to the cage following his one year absence after his second loss in his entire career.
Cruz (22-2) lost his first fight back in 2007 and the second was last year when Cody Garbrandt (11-0) won him courtesy of a unanimous decision. The last time Cruz lost, he waited a year before returning to knock out Kenneth Aimes at Total Combat 27.
Cruz would fight Jimmie Rivera (21-1) at UFC 219 on December 30 in Las Vegas while Garbrandt would face the man Cruz defeated for the title TJ Dillashaw (14-3).
Cruz said he took the time out to ensure he returned to 100 percent fitness. He used to do up to three fights a year but he has decided to stick to just two fights annually now.