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Dominick Cruz set for return at UFC 178 vs. Takeya Mizugaki

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We’ll try this one more time. It will be just shy of three years to the day, but Dominick Cruz once again has a date mapped out for his return.

Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is set to return in September against Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at UFC 178 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the news Tuesday night following an initial report from ESPN.com‘s Brett Okamoto.

UFC 178 takes place Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, thigh a precise venue has not yet been announced. The pay-per-view main card will be headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson.

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Post #1   7/8/14 10:19:41PM   

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Its like a no hitter, nobody should talk about it until it happens.

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Ya, I'm not holding my breath for this one. If it does go down though this is the perfect fight for Cruz right now. And this is a pretty legitimate number 1 contender fight considering how shallow the top of the division is.

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Doubt he makes it come sept.

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Doubt he makes it come sept.












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I won't comment on matchup till Cruz shows up. Don't mean to be a dick, but we have seen this before.

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Posted by handyman293

I won't comment on matchup till Cruz shows up. Don't mean to be a dick, but we have seen this before.



I think we all have the same gut feeling on it, hopefully his body holds up this time and stays that way or he'll be hard-pressed to stay healthy multiple fights in a row ever again even if he makes this one.

Gonna have to be the third brother and legally become Dominick Cruz Nogueira soon at this pace!

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Decent comeback fight. Would of rather it'd be someone like Manny so he can get some confidence back but this will be a war either way!

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Posted by Kpro



Gonna have to be the third brother and legally become Dominick Cruz Nogueira soon at this pace!


Can thiago alves get a piece of this legality?

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Layoff or not Dominick should cruise here, Mizu wins when he controls the pace and grapplefucks you, Cruz has way too good tdd to let that happen

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I agree, Cruz could be five steps slower and still possibly be the best BW in the UFC. I think given what we know of his work ethic, fight knowledge and ability, it safe to assume he isn't going to go out there and look like crap. He is a guy I generally expect to come prepared.

Post #11   7/9/14 10:52:22AM