Ajax loader

Completed MMA Bout

Joseph Benavidez vs. Dominick Cruz I

Main Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA

Dominick Cruz defeats Joseph Benavidez via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Dominick "The Dominator" Cruz
Mmaweekly large Joseph "The Beefcake" Benavidez

Cruz
Decision
Round 3

Dominick Cruz Joseph Benavidez

"The Dominator" "The Beefcake"

13-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   10-0-0
Climbed to 14-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 10-1
+250 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -320 (Moderate Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
San Diego, California   Fighting out of   Sacramento, California
24 years, 5 months   Age at Fight   25 years, 2 days
135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
5'8" (173cm)   Height   5'4" (163cm)
68.0" (173cm)   Reach   65.0" (165cm)
Alliance MMA   Gym   Team Alpha Male
WEC 42
  • Bout Information
  • Event: WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
  • Date: Sunday 08.09.2009
  • Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
  • Venue: The Joint at the Hard Rock
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 10 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Todd Harris, Frank Mir
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Craig Hummer
  • Benavidez Total Disclosed Pay: $22,500
  • Cruz Total Disclosed Pay: $24,000
  • Event Links:

Benavidez vs. Cruz I Wiki

Edit Tapology wikis about fighters, bouts, events and more. Help build MMA knowledge online: Update Wiki

Videos & Highlights

    Video Blog  |  A Day In the Life of Dominick Cruz by WEC report dead link

    The WEC gives us a day in the life of bantamweight fighter Dominick Cruz as he trains to fight Joseph Benavidez at WEC 42.

  • MMAFighting.com : Francisco Trinaldo suggests UFC Brasilia fight with Edson Barboza
  • MMAFighting.com : Taped event does best ratings in four months for Bellator MMA
  • MMA Weekly : Dana White hints at Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk coming soon
  • MMA Weekly : Video: Check out the rolling thunder kick that laid Ross Pearson out cold
  • MMAFighting.com : Ariane Lipski rips late-notice opponent Isabela de Padua for ‘swindling’ the UFC
  • MMA Weekly : Boxer Claressa Shields’s promoter believes Amanda Nunes fight could happen next year
  • MMA Weekly : Yoel Romero angling for Israel Adesanya title fight with Paulo Costa sidelined
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White excited about ‘very fun fight’ between Weili Zhang, Joanna Jedrzejczyk 
  • MMAFighting.com : Hot Tweets: Tyson Fury vs. Stipe Miocic talk part of terrible trend, plus Frankie Edgar’s move to 135
  • MMAFighting.com : Michael Page claims Dan Miragliotta apologized for Bellator Dublin incident 
  • UFC.com : Unfiltered Episode 343: Frankie Edgar and Mickey Gall
  • MMAFighting.com : Ben Askren never reached pinnacle of UFC, but his impact was undeniable
  • MMAFighting.com : Morning Report: Yoel Romero continues to push for fight with Israel Adesanya: ‘The people want to see who is the real champion’
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Tracy Cortez gets emotional after UFC Sao Paulo win: ‘My brother passed the baton to me’
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Randy Brown explains Michael Chiesa callout at UFC Sao Paulo
  • MMA Weekly : Ben Askren announces UFC retirement and talks about need for hip replacement surgery (video)
  • MMA Weekly : Derrick Lewis expected to welcome Ilir Latifi to UFC heavyweight division
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: James Krause refuses to think about next fight after UFC Sao Paulo win: ‘I’ve barely seen my son’
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Ben Askren retirement reaction
  • UFC.com : UFC Sao Paulo: Scorecard