Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Cejudo vs Cruz?
Henry Cejudo beat Dominick Cruz by , during the co-main event of UFC 249, on Saturday 9th May 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Henry Cejudo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the UFC bantamweight championship.
Cejudo vs Cruz stats
Henry Cejudo stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Dominick Cruz made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Cejudo had advantage in power over Cruz, with a 47% knock out percentage over Cruz's 32%.
Henry Cejudo was the younger man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Cruz had a height advantage of 4 inches over Cejudo. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Cejudo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 8 year and 1 month later than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 34 less professional rounds, 42 to Cruz's 76.
Cejudo's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.