Taking the top of the televised side of UFC 178: Johnson vs Cariaso is a bantamweight bout between the returning former champ Dominick Cruz and the surging Takeya Mizugaki.
Cruz had an emphatic entrance to the Octagon and you could almost feel how determined he was while he was walking through the cage doors.
Lots of chants from the crowd as the former champ’s name was called out by Bruce Buffer. Cruz went right back to the style he was known to always bring inside the cage, swerving in and out while landing punches straight down the pocket. A quick takedown landed for Cruz and the ground and pound thereafter stunned Mizugaki as he was trying to scramble back to his feet. More shots followed and Mizugaki couldn’t recover before going flat-faced on the mat.
Damn, that was impressive!
Final Result: Dominick Cruz def. Takeya Mizugaki by TKO (punches) at 1:01 of Round 1