Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2) and Dominick Cruz (19-1) collide with title implications on the line at UFC 178 in Las Vegas on September 27, 2014.
Round 1. Cruz looks like he still has the fancy feet, but Mizugaki is able to come in on him with punches that land. Cruz throws a right then ducks in for the double leg and spectacularly floors Mizugaki. As Mizugaki climbs up to recover, Cruz goes for back position and hammers him several times, seemingly rocking Mizugaki in and out of it. Mizugaki again tries to recover to standing, but Cruz, now facing him, locks up an arm and lands multiple undefended shots until the ref finally steps in.
Dominick Cruz defeats Takeya Mizugaki by TKO, rd 1, 1:01