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"I'm gonna carve you up real nice, vato."

Cruz is a circuit fighter and a playable character in Def Jam VendettaDef Jam Fight For NY and Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover.


Cruz is big, bad, and all business. Involved with Mexican drug lords since the age of 16, Cruz was brought in to "persuade" rivals to move on while they still could. Driven into hiding by authorities, Cruz has taken to fighting in order to get by until the heat is off. His street fighting style deceives a lot of opponents, but the result is always the same: Knockouts. Size and strength matter, and that's all he needs.

Def Jam Vendetta[]

Cruz is fought in Dragon House during the storyline.

Def Jam Fight For NY[]

In Def Jam Fight For NY, Cruz is a devout circuit fighter who frequents the Limit in Corona. Later, he's fought at The Pit.

Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover[]

If fighting for the Manhatten Crew, Cruz and Nyne gets into an argument at the Babylon. The beef is settled after the protagonist defeats them both.


Def Jam Vendetta[]

  • "I'm gonna carve you up real nice, vato."
  • "Ey go home to your mommy, pinche cabrón!"

Def Jam Fight For NY[]

  • "I hope you all bet on me, cuz this is gonna last about diez segundos baby!"
  • "Ay pobrecita, you're nothing! Don't ever come back here!



  • Cruz is the only character in Vendetta to use strong language in his quotes.
  • Cruz uses D-Mob's rear blazin' move "Respect" from Vendetta in Def Jam Fight For NY.
  • In Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover, Santos uses Cruz' rear blazin' move from Vendetta instead of his Filipino Pride move in Fight For NY.
Characters From Def Jam Vendetta
Protagonists: Briggs · Proof · Spider · Tank
Circuit Fighters: Arii · Chukklez · Cruz · Dan G · Deebo · Drake · Headache · Iceberg · Manny · Masa · Moses · Nyne · Omar · Peewee · Razor · Ruffneck · Sketch · Steel · Zaheer
Circuit Announcer: Funkmaster Flex

Characters From Def Jam Fight For NY
Circuit Fighters: Baxter · Bo · Chiang · Cruz · Dan G · Masa · Meca · Nyne · Rome · Santos · Skull · Solo · Suspect · Teck · Trick
Shop Owners: Henry Rollins · Jacob · Manny · Snowman · Stingray
Circuit Announcer(s): DJ Enuff · DJ Felli Fel
Crooked Cops: Jervis · Starks
From The Takeover: O.G.