Cody "No Love" and Dominick Cruz may both have their wishes coming true in December, as the two are rumored to be facing off at UFC 207 for the Bantamweight Title. Cody has burst onto the scene in 2015/2016, starting with his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter as part of Uriah Faber's team, where he made headlines for having issues with Conor McGregor (what else is new). And Cruz on the other hand, has had beef with Uriah and his Team Alpha Male teammates since their WEC days 10 years ago (Cody trains with Alpha Male and Uriah).
Cruz easily defeated Faber in their third, and final fight at UFC 199 this summer, and since then, Cody has made his wishes to redeem Team Alpha Male and Faber well known, and Cruz and Garbrandt have exchanged words, and backstage shoves, a few times.
Cruz is known for his impeccable foot work, his ability to make opponents miss, and his ability to fight all 5 rounds. However Cody is on the opposite end of the spectrum, as the 25 year old has a professional record of 10-0, with only 3 of those fights making it out of the first round. Cody likes to strike first, strike fast, and strike often, finishing both of his recent opponents in beautiful fashion, with powerful strikes. So the question for me is, which of these two styles benefits the most, and the only answer I can really come up with is that neither does. Cody very easily could come out, come after Dominick, and put him away with a big right hand in the first round. But, if Cody were to be forced to battle with Dominick, and is dragged into the later rounds, where Dominick thrives, his explosive, hard hitting style may be his downfall as he is much much more likely to gas out, and be defeated in decision by Dominick "The Decisionator" Cruz.
Regardless of the outcome, this fight will be nothing short of exciting, and I can guarantee that, from every press conference to the fight itself, these two do not like each other.
PS - Hate on Cruz's ability to win fights in decision all you want, but this dude comes out and brings it every night, he just so happens to have one of the greatest MMA IQ's in the sport's history.