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Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz report
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 octagon 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 cage 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 an advantage in power over Cruz, with a 47% knock out percentage over Cruz's 32%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cruz had a slight advantage over Cejudo, with a 5% submission rate over Cejudo's 0%.
Henry Cejudo was the younger man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Cruz had a height advantage of 4 inches over Cejudo. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Cejudo was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 18 years and 4 months earlier than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 36 less professional rounds, 47 to Cruz's 83.
Cejudo vs Cruz form
Cejudo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at United Center, Chicago, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
Going into that contest, he had beat Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 on 4th August 2018 by split decision in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Before that, he had defeated Sergio Pettis at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit.
He had won against Wilson Reis at UFC 215 on 9th September 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Cejudo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
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