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Dominick Cruz set to return on commentary for Noche UFC

Dominick Cruz is getting back to work as a commentator.

Noche UFC celebrates Mexican Independence Day at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this weekend (Sat., Sept. 16, 2023). With a big women’s Flyweight title fight rematch in the main event, the commentary team required some of the best. On call for the action will be play-by-play veteran, Jon Anik, as he’s accompanied by the returning ‘DCs,’ former UFC champions, Daniel Cormier and Dominick Cruz, on color, per MMA Junkie. Bruce Buffer will also be in the house, announcing the action while Megan Olivi acts as the roving reporter.

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HIGH STAKES LIGHTWEIGHT MATCHUP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to UFC APEX on Sat., Sept. 23, 2023, with a high stakes 155-pound showdown as No. 6-ranked contender, Rafael Fiziev, takes on No. 7-seeded Mateusz Gamrot. In UFC Vegas 79’s co-main event, No. 12-ranked Featherweight contender, Bryce Mitchell, steps back into the Octagon against No. 13-seeded Dan Ige.

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The last remaining Mexican UFC champion, Alexa Grasso, headlines the event as she will seek her first career title defense by once again defeating Valentina Shevchenko. The all-time great “Bullet” saw her lengthy title reign come to a halt via a fourth round rear-naked choke (watch highlights) against Grasso at UFC 285 in March 2023.

As for Cruz the fighter, “The Dominator” last entered the Octagon against Marlon “Chito” Vera in August 2022. Unfortunately for him, he suffered defeat via a fourth round head kick knockout (watch highlights).

The full Noche UFC line up can be seen below.

  • 125 lbs.: Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko
  • 170 lbs.: Jack Della Maddalena vs. Kevin Holland
  • 135 lbs.: Terrence Mitchell vs. Raul Rosas Jr.
  • 155 lbs.: Christos Giagos vs. Daniel Zellhuber
  • 145 lbs.: Fernando Padilla vs. Kyle Nelson
  • 115 lbs.: Lupita “Loopy” Godinez vs. Elise Reed
  • 185 lbs.: Josh Fremd vs. Roman Kopylov
  • 125 lbs.: Edgar Chairez vs. Daniel Lacerda
  • 125 lbs.: Tracy Cortez vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
  • 155 lbs.: Alex Reyes vs. Charlie Campbell
  • 115 lbs.: Josefine Knutsson vs. Marnic Mann

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire Noche UFC fight card right here, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” matches, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, then the remaining main card balance (also on ESPN+) at 10 p.m. ET.

To check out the latest and greatest Noche UFC: “Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

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