Place of Birth: Tucson, Arizona
Dominick Cruz is generally regarded as the top bantamweight in the world, and is the reigning WEC Bantamweight Champion.
Cruz made his debut in the WEC as a featherweight challenging WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber for the title. Cruz lost the bout to Faber via a guillotine in the first round, his first – and only – loss of his career. Since then he has moved to the bantamweight division and defeated WEC Bantamweight Champion Brian Bowles at WEC 47:Bowles vs. Cruz on March 6, 2010 to win his first major championship.
MAJOR TITLES HELD: WEC Bantamweight Championship
NOTABLE VICTORIES: Joseph Benavidez (twice), Brian Bowles, Ivan Lopez, Ian McCall, Charlie Valencia
NOTABLE LOSSES: Urijah Faber