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2. Dominick Cruz Solidifies HE is the “Alpha Male”

If Dominick Cruz gets passed Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207, it’ll be the 4th member of Team Alpha Male he’s been victorious over. It would make the gym’s nickname, Alpha Male, take on an almost ironic twist to it. Cruz is clearly the “alpha” in this scenario.

Cruz has defeated both Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez from Team Alpha Male twice. He also took the bantamweight championship from TJ Dillashaw, who had been a member of the team until defecting to Colorado to train with Duane Ludwig full-time. Cody Garbrandt would be the fourth member of the gym that Cruz has defeated, assuming he does so.

Not that Garbrandt will be an easy fight for Cruz, far from it. Garbrandt has knockout power, and that will give him a shot against anyone. Cruz is just too experienced and too good however. Unless Garbrandt connects with a shot early, this fight should go to Cruz via decision.

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Ian is a MMA writer based out of Toronto, ON Canada. An avid mixed martial arts enthusiast and passionate fan since he was born, Ian has been writing about mixed martial arts for over 5 years.