Dominick Cruz's Blogs

  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler - An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Johnson vs. Bader – Prelims - Masio Fullen vs. Alex Caceres; Alexander Yakovlev vs. George Sullivan; Wilson Reis vs. Dustin Ortiz; Kevin Casey vs. Rafael Natal; Diego Ferreira vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier; Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine. From Newark, N.J.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz/Garbrandt/Arm Bars

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler - Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler battle for the welterweight championship.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler - An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz/Garbrandt/Arm Bars

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    St-Pierre vs. Hendricks - Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Johny Hendricks - Johny Hendricks' top five knockouts.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler - Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler battle for the welterweight championship.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Johnson vs. Bader – Prelims - Masio Fullen vs. Alex Caceres; Alexander Yakovlev vs. George Sullivan; Wilson Reis vs. Dustin Ortiz; Kevin Casey vs. Rafael Natal; Diego Ferreira vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier; Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine. From Newark, N.J.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Johnson vs. Bader - Bryan Barberena vs. Sage Northcutt, welterweight bout; Jimmie Rivera vs. Iuri Alcantara, bantamweight bout; Ben Rothwell vs. Josh Barnett, heavyweight bout; Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader, light heavyweight bout. From Newark, N.J.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz/Garbrandt/Arm Bars

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    St. Pierre vs. Hendricks - Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler - An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz/Garbrandt/Arm Bars

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Jamal James vs. Javier Molina - From Los Angeles, CA.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: In the Clinch With... Matt Serra
    Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra is joined by Ariel Helwani in his Long Island hometown to discuss career highlights, unexpected detours, and his life today.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort - It's a story of friends turned foes as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against former teammate Vitor Belfort; examining the bad blood between the two, then their championship showdown from UFC 126.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Europeans - Impressive fights featuring European athletes.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz – Prelims - Luke Sanders vs. Maximo Blanco, featherweight bout; Ed Herman vs. Tim Boetsch, light heavyweight bout; Chris Wade vs. Mairbek Taisumov, lightweight bout; Ben Saunders vs. Patrick Cote, welterweight bout. From Boston. (Card subject to change)

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Francisco Trinaldo vs. Ross Pearson, lightweight bout; Matt Mitrione vs. Travis Browne, heavyweight bout; Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis, lightweight bout; Dominick Cruz vs. T.J. Dillashaw, bantamweight title bout. From Boston.

    6:00 p.m. Fox sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Francisco Trinaldo vs. Ross Pearson, lightweight bout; Matt Mitrione vs. Travis Browne, heavyweight bout; Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis, lightweight bout; Dominick Cruz vs. T.J. Dillashaw, bantamweight title bout. From Boston.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier - Anthony Johnson squares off against Daniel Cormier in a clash of top contenders. See that main event, plus the rest of the UFC 187 main card including UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman's title defense against Vitor Belfort.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz – Prelims - Luke Sanders vs. Maximo Blanco, featherweight bout; Ed Herman vs. Tim Boetsch, light heavyweight bout; Chris Wade vs. Mairbek Taisumov, lightweight bout; Ben Saunders vs. Patrick Cote, welterweight bout. From Boston. (Card subject to change)

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Knockouts From Around The World - Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping, Alexander Gustafsson, Lyoto Machida, Yoel Romero, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and more.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    Fight Night from Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao - Irish sensation Conor McGregor meets fiery Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao in a main event sure to rock Dublin.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz – Prelims - Luke Sanders vs. Maximo Blanco, featherweight bout; Ed Herman vs. Tim Boetsch, light heavyweight bout; Chris Wade vs. Mairbek Taisumov, lightweight bout; Ben Saunders vs. Patrick Cote, welterweight bout. From Boston. (Card subject to change)

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Francisco Trinaldo vs. Ross Pearson, lightweight bout; Matt Mitrione vs. Travis Browne, heavyweight bout; Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis, lightweight bout; Dominick Cruz vs. TJ Dillashaw, bantamweight title bout. From Boston.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Flyweights

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: In the Clinch With... Matt Serra
    Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra is joined by Ariel Helwani in his Long Island hometown to discuss career highlights, unexpected detours, and his life today.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort - It's a story of friends turned foes as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against former teammate Vitor Belfort; examining the bad blood between the two, then their championship showdown from UFC 126.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz - Griffin vs. Ortiz; Kampmann vs. Alves; Varner vs. Barboza.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sorts 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC - Featuring Carlos Condit, Lyoto Machida, Rafael dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone and more.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - Jon Jones faces Brazilian bruiser Glover Teixeira, the most dangerous threat to his title to date. In the co-main event, Anthony Johnson returns to the Octagon against national wrestling champion Phil Davis.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Bigfoot Silva II From Las Vegas.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz – Prelims - Luke Sanders vs. Maximo Blanco, featherweight bout; Ed Herman vs. Tim Boetsch, light heavyweight bout; Chris Wade vs. Mairbek Taisumov, lightweight bout; Ben Saunders vs. Patrick Cote, welterweight bout. From Boston. (Card subject to change)

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Francisco Trinaldo vs. Ross Pearson, lightweight bout; Matt Mitrione vs. Travis Browne, heavyweight bout; Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis, lightweight bout; Dominick Cruz vs. T.J. Dillashaw, bantamweight title bout. From Boston.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    Serra-Longo Fight Team - Take a look inside the Serra-Longo Fight Team, an elite Long Island based MMA squad that's home to middleweight champion Chris Weidman and other top prospects.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Top 5 Greatest Fights
    Revisit the match-ups that made highlight reels and history in a count down of the five best bouts.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sorts 1: In the Clinch With... Matt Serra
    Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra is joined by Ariel Helwani in his Long Island hometown to discuss career highlights, unexpected detours, and his life today.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Jamal James vs. Javier Molina From Los Angeles, CA.

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  • UFC Fight Night Boston: The Forum Threads By: Jeff Sherwood

    Dominick Cruz pulled out another victory on Saturday at UFC Fight Night in Boston, and his split decision win to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title from T.J. Dillashaw had everyone buzzing on the Sherdog.com forums.

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  • Picture: Dominick Cruz-T.J. Dillashaw Scorecard from UFC Fight Night Boston By: Tristen Critchfield

    The UFC Fight Night Boston headliner between Dominick Cruz and T.J. Dillashaw was as close as they come, and the final tallies reflected that.

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  • UFC Fight Night Boston Highlight Video: Watch Dominick Cruz Reclaim UFC Bantamweight Title By: Mike Sloan

    The UFC Fight Night “Dillashaw vs. Cruz” main event was about as close as they come but in the end, it was former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz who had his hand raised after toppling T.J. Dillashaw via split decision.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - From the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw prepares for the biggest test of his championship reign; Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader square off.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber - Featuring Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber and Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dillashaw vs. Barao - Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw must defend his title against the man he won it from, Renan Barao.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber - UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz puts his belt on the line against the last man to defeat him, Urijah Faber.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz – Prelims - Luke Sanders vs. Maximo Blanco, featherweight bout; Ed Herman vs. Tim Boetsch, light heavyweight bout; Chris Wade vs. Mairbek Taisumov, lightweight bout; Ben Saunders vs. Patrick Cote, welterweight bout. From Boston. (Card subject to change)

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Francisco Trinaldo vs. Ross Pearson, lightweight bout; Matt Mitrione vs. Travis Browne, heavyweight bout; Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis, lightweight bout; Dominick Cruz vs. TJ Dillashaw, bantamweight title bout. From Boston.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sorts 1: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 411 - Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten and Amy Dardashtian break down UFC FN 81; Ron Kruck and Pat Miletich recap RFA 34; highlights from around the globe.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    T.J. Dillashaw - Join UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw as he relives some of the biggest fights in his meteoric rise to the top of his division.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Dominick Cruz - Dominick Cruz takes us on his emotional journey back to the octagon after three devastating injuries.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Bantamweights - Champions and Rising Stars - Thomas Almeida takes on Brad Pickett and Dominick Cruz looks to even the score with rival Urijah Faber.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sorts 2: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dillashaw vs. Barao - Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw must defend his title against the man he won it from, Renan Barao.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    T.J. Dillashaw - Join UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw as he relives some of the biggest fights in his meteoric rise to the top of his division.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw prepares for the biggest test of his championship reign; Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader square off.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Dillashaw vs. Barao - Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw must defend his title against the man he won it from, Renan Barao.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sorts 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fight Pass: Invicta FC 15
    Cyborg vs. Ibragimova - Costa Mesa, California, USA

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