Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz weighed in Friday as if he was competing in a title fight, coming in a pound under the 135 mark for his UFC 178 fight with Takeya Mizugaki.
Cruz will be fighting for the first time since 2011. He was stripped of the title earlier this year after a groin injury knocked him out of action.
“Sneaky shot taken just before weigh ins…was hurtin, but made the cut,” Cruz wrote on Instagram, along with a picture from Ryan Loco. “Weight is back on, and now ready to get back to work where I belong.”
Cruz-Mizugaki will complete the FOX Sports 1 preliminary card lineup, which FightLine will have complete coverage of.