Possible Opponents for Dominick Cruz’s Bantamweight Title
Dominick Cruz made his mark on history when he defended his Bantamweight title at UFC 199 against his longtime rival Urijah Faber. It was a spirited display from Faber, but “The Dominator” was always a step ahead. Cruz won and improved his record against “The California Kid” to 2-1.
The long-standing 9 year rivalry between the two pioneers of the division is thought to be over, after the third battle in the cage between these two went in Cruz’s way. It is rumoured that Faber has been considering retirement after the loss.
Cruz (22-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) defended the UFC Bantamweight title for the second time in his career (he was also the final Bantamweight titleholder of World Extreme Cagefighting or WEC) when he defeated Faber (33-9), via a unanimous decision at the pay-per-view event in The Forum in Inglewood, California.
This was Cruz’s second fight after returning to action, being years away from the cage due to injuries.
Here we look at 5 possible opponents for Dominick Cruz’s Bantamweight Title.