Dominick Cruz asks for a rematch against Henry Cejudo and points out the ideal date for the fight

Dominick Cruz suggested that a rematch between former champions will take place at UFC 306, at 'Esfera', in Las Vegas

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H. Cejudo (left) beat D. Cruz (right) in the UFC 249. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @dominickcruz

Away from the octagon for almost two years, since the defeat to Marlon Vera in August 2022, Dominick Cruz He already knows when and against whom he wants to return to the UFC. During a recent appearance on the 'Overdogs Podcast', the former bantamweight champion (up to 61,2 kg) expressed his interest in a rematch against another former belt holder: Henry Cejudo.

The two faced each other in May 2020, in a fight that marked the return of Dominick Cruz to the octagon after almost four years away from competition. On that occasion, the then flyweight champion (up to 56,7 kg) Henry Cejudo He emerged victorious via technical knockout in the second round and became simultaneous champion of two divisions.


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More than four years after their first meeting, Dominick Cruz believes it's time for a rematch. The former champion pointed to UFC 306, scheduled to take place on September 14th, at 'Esfera', in Las Vegas, as the ideal stage for the confrontation.

“There’s a Mexican Independence Day card coming up and I lost a fight. I look at this defeat and it was a fair defeat for Henry Cejudo, but I believe he can face a better version of me. I had revenge against Joseph Benavidez, Urijah faber, against the entire Team Alpha Male in which I had to finish them off one by one to keep my title. So I would love a rematch with Henry Cejudo at the 'Sphere' event. I think we could put on an incredible fight,” he stated.


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