The wait for Dominick Cruz to return to active duty is over, as the former UFC bantamweight champion will look to reclaim the title he never lost in the Octagon when he faces current champ TJ Dillashaw. The king of the 135-pounders since May of 2014, when he upset Renan Barao to win the belt, Dillashaw has continued to look unstoppable, successfully defending his crown with knockouts of Joe Soto in August of 2014 and Barao in their July rematch. In the 30-year-old Cruz, he will be facing a former WEC champion who became the UFC's first bantamweight titleholder in 2010. But after wins over Urijah Faber and Demetrious Johnson, several injuries have limited him to just one bout.
In the co-main event, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis takes on Eddie Alvarez in a critical bout at 155 pounds. Pettis is coming off a disappointing loss to Rafael dos Anjos, which cost "Showtime" the lightweight championship. Alvarez is looking to collect his second win in the UFC as he continues to climb the ladder to a title shot.