Fighting as Diego: He’s got the hardest hitting standing game among middle weights, so as long as you stay on your feet, you have a great chance of winning. If you use the Low Kick as your focus generator, you leverage his damage bonus but you’ll want to then focus on taking out the opponent’s body.
Fighting against Cruz: Your best bet is to just get him on the ground and nullify his advantage. If you’re going to fight on your feet, you don’t want to trade blows with Diego Cruz. The Block + Counter is going to be a key move, so you just might focus on his body.