Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Munhoz vs Cruz?
Dominick Cruz beat Pedro Munhoz by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 269, on Saturday 11th December 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Dominick Cruz.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Munhoz vs Cruz stats
Pedro Munhoz stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Dominick Cruz made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Cruz had a slight advantage in power over Munhoz, with a 30% knock out percentage over Munhoz's 26%.
Pedro Munhoz was the younger man by 2 years, at 35 years old.
Cruz had a height advantage of 2 inches over Munhoz. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Munhoz was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 year and 1 month later than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 62 to Cruz's 79.
Munhoz vs Cruz form
Munhoz had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jose Aldo at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 7 on 22nd August 2020 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Cody Garbrandt at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Bryan Caraway at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on 30th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Rob Font at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Munhoz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.