Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz wants to get a win streak going for the first time in over five years.
Per MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz, the ‘Dominator’ has a match in the works against Pedro Munhoz, for the UFC 269 card on December 11.
A fantastic bantamweight fight is in the works for Dec. 11 as former champion Dominick Cruz faces Pedro Munhoz, sources told myself and @DamonMartin. Story coming to @MMAFighting.
— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) September 30, 2021
In his most recent outing, Cruz (23-3) picked up a split decision win over Casey Kenney, at UFC 259 back in March. The victory snapped a two-fight losing skid for the 36-year-old, who had suffered defeats to Henry Cejudo and Cody Garbrandt, respectively in May 2020 and December 2016.
On the other side, Munhoz (19-6-1 NC) will look to bounce back from a unanimous decision loss to Jose Aldo, suffered in August. Before that, the 35-year-old had picked up his only win in his past four outings, a unanimous decision over Jimmie Rivera, back in February. This victory snapped a two-fight losing skid for Pedro, with defeats to Frankie Edgar and Aljamain Sterling.
Now, Cruz is expected to take on Munhoz at UFC 269. Charles Oliveira’s lightweight title fight with Dustin Poirier is targeted as the main event, with women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes taking on Julianna Pena, while men’s flyweight champion Brandon Moreno has a trilogy with Deiveson Figueiredo.
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