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AP/Press Association Images Dominick Cruz celebrates with the title belt after his win against TJ Dillashaw.
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Dominick Cruz overcomes TJ Dillashaw to regain UFC bantamweight title
Meanwhile, Eddie Alvarez upset Anthony Pettis via split decision in the co-headliner.

DOMINICK CRUZ OVERCAME TJ Dillashaw to regain the bantamweight title at UFC Boston last night.

In a tight contest, scores were awarded 48-47 and 49-46 for Cruz, and 49-46 for Dillashaw.

Cruz had returned from a long-term injury setback to ultimately prevail in what was an absorbing 25-minute encounter.

Meanwhile, in a bout that would undoubtedly have been of interest to Conor McGregor given that it featured two lightweight title contenders, Eddie Alvarez upset Anthony Pettis via split decision in the co-headliner.

All judges came out with a 29-28 score, with two of them awarding the fight in Alvarez’s favour.

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Results in full:

Dominick Cruz defeats TJ Dillashaw via Split Decision (49-46, 48-47, 46-49) R5

Eddie Alvarez defeats Anthony Pettis via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) R3

Travis Browne defeats Matt Mitrione via TKO (Punches and Elbows) R3

Francisco Trinaldo defeats Ross Pearson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Patrick Cote defeats Ben Saunders via TKO (Punches) R2

Ed Herman defeats Tim Boetsch via KO (Knee) R2

Chris Wade defeats Mehdi Baghdad via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1

Luke Sanders defeats Maximo Blanco via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1

Paul Felder defeats Daron Cruickshank via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R3

Ilir Latifi defeats Sean O’Connell via TKO (Punches) R1

Charles Rosa defeats Kyle Bochniak via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3

Rob Font defeats Joey Gomez via TKO (Punches) R2

Francimar Barroso defeats Elvis Mutapcic via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3

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