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Jose Aldo vs Dominick Cruz preview
When is Aldo vs Cruz?
Jose Aldo could potentially face the challenge of Dominick Cruz, in Spring 2022.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Aldo vs Cruz stats
Jose Aldo would step into the octagon with a record of 31 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Dominick Cruz would make his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Aldo would have a large advantage in power over Cruz, boasting at 55% knock out percentage over Cruz's 29%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Cruz would have a slight advantage over Aldo, with a 4% submission rate over Aldo's 3%.
Jose Aldo is the younger man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Cruz has a height advantage of 1 inch over Aldo. Despite this, he has 2-inch reach advantage.
Aldo is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 5 months earlier than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 22 more professional rounds, 105 to Cruz's 83.
Aldo vs Cruz form
Jose Aldo has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Rob Font at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had beat Marlon Vera at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Petr Yan at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Aldo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Cruz's last 3 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Aldo vs Cruz?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Aldo vs Cruz yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.
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