The long awaited return of former champion Dominick Cruz came full circle on Sunday night when he reclaimed the bantamweight title with a split decision victory against TJ Dillashaw.
Check out the play-by-play for the final round and the highlights:
R5: Dillashaw glances with two outside low kicks to start the final frame. Now a clean right kick to the ribs from Dillashaw, followed by a clean left hand. Now another right body kick lands for Dillashaw. Dillashaw continues to attack the body with kicks though most are deflected. Cruz half-checks the next low kick but he steps on it gingerly upon impact. Dillashaw targets the lead leg again and Cruz seems to be slowing down.
Dillashaw flings a high kick but Cruz evades. Glancing left hook from Cruz, who then touches Dillashaw with a three-punch combo. Dillashaw cleaves away at the lead leg with another low kick, then stuffs a Cruz takedown attempt. Cruz grazes with a jump knee (perhaps below the belt) and Dillashaw counters with a right. 10-9 Dillashaw.
Dominick Cruz defeats T.J. Dillashaw by split decision (48-47, 46-49, 49-46)