Dominick Cruz – Film Study & Skill Breakdown
Dominick Rojelio Cruz is an American mixed martial artist. He fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and is the current UFC Bantamweight Champion. Cruz was also the final bantamweight titleholder of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC).
Known as one of the most evasive and/or defensive fighters in MMA, “The Teflon Dom” Cruz is noted for agile movement, quick striking, and his tendency to attack from angles. He won the WEC bantamweight title in March 2010, and won the inaugural UFC Bantamweight Championship the following December. After defending the belt twice in 2011, Cruz was sidelined by injuries in 2012, and stripped of the title in 2014. On January 17, 2016, he regained the bantamweight championship with a split-decision win over T.J. Dillashaw. Numerous media outlets called this victory the greatest comeback story in MMA history.
If you don’t know why I call him Teflon Dom, you need to pay attention more.