Watch: Dominick Cruz smashes Takeya Mizugaki with blistering knockout at UFC 178

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is cranking out free fights to help promote the upcoming UFC Fight Night 81 main event, scheduled for Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

That’s where T.J. Dillashaw will put his Bantamweight strap on the line against rival and former titleholder, Dominick Cruz. “The Dominator” has competed once in the last four years due to bum knees, but his lone outing was a memorable as he starched perennial contender, Takeya Mizugaki, on the UFC 178 “Prelims” back in Sept. 2014.

Will Cruz return to form and take the title from “The Viper?” We shall find out in “Beantown” in less than two weeks’ time.