Washington D.C. is the nation’s capitol, home of our president, housing numerous landmarks and symbols of American dominance throughout the modern world and will host UFC on Versus 6 this Saturday night, in what could also be host to another dominating era. Dominick “Dominator” Cruz will be putting his UFC bantamweight title on the line against another opponent (Demetrius Johnson) who has only been beaten once and looks to be the man to dethrone the champion.

Losing once in his career to Urijah Faber in their first meeting, less than two minutes into the fight and succumbing to a guillotine choke, Cruz has gone on to say in interviews how immature he was in the fight game and made a stupid mistake. As some would chalk that up to excuses, watching his fights since then (nine fight win streak) it seems to be honesty more than alibi.

Dispatching talented opponents at bantamweight, the Alliance MMA fighter took the championship from Brian Bowles in TKO fashion and has not looked back; Joseph Benavidez, Scott Jorgensen and Urijah Faber have all been defeated by the “Dominator” and he is not stopping. A win over Johnson (11-1) will cement his position as not only the best bantamweight in the UFC but the world altogether.

A roster that grows deeper by the day, with talent coming from all aspects and especially the current season of Ultimate Fighter competition, there would seem to be men capable of upsetting the San Diego wrestler, yet many have attempted and failed. The one thing that would stand in Cruz’s way of fan acceptance and total dominance is his lack of finishes. In order to echo his position, Cruz will need to finish “Mighty Mouse” before the final round and in doing so, will prove he is just as dangerous going the distance as he is in the opening frame.

After this fight, what would be left for him currently? Aside from multiple rematches from those defeated, he has yet to face fighters like Miguel Torres or Takeya Mizugaki; both of these men were talented and dangerous in their prime but seem to have fallen off recently and not how they were in years past. Until someone can figure out the unorthodox and always moving Cruz, he will truly be the “Dominator” of the 135lb division.

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