It had been nearly three years since Cruz last fought in the UFC’s Octagon, after sustaining multiple knee injuries. But the former champ showed no signs of ‘ring rust’, as he made quick work of Takeya Mizugaki, finishing him at the 1:01 mark of the very first round.
Dana White: “Nobody does that to Mizugaki”
At the UFC 178 post-event press conference, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Cruz will be the next man to face current UFC bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw.
TJ Dillahaw captured the UFC bantamweight title with a very impressive domination of Renan Barao, at UFC 173, back in May, 2014.