AFC promoter Sarah Johnston announced today that current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will be on hand at AFC 81, set to go down on March 23rd. The announcement was made on 106.5 KWHL's popular Bob and Mark Show.
Cruz, who is being brought up by the Air Force Reserves, represents the first active champion to visit the state of Alaska. Although he has yet to fight in the UFC, Cruz was the last WEC bantamweight champion. He became the first ever UFC 135 lb champion after his last fight, a five round unanimous decision over Alaskan expatriate Scotty Jorgensen at the final WEC event in December.
AFC 81 will go down Wednesday, March 23rd, at the Sullivan Arena. Fights start at 7:30, with Cruz signing autographs and taking pictures before that.