Cruz faces Rivera; Esparza takes on Calvillo at UFC 219

September 28, 2017

Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has finally booked his next fight as he will face off with Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 in Las Vegas on December 30. He’ll take on the surging #3 Jimmie Rivera (21-1). He was forced to relinquish the belt following numerous injuries that ultimately culminated in Cruz competing just once over a 4.5-year span from October 2011 to January 2016.