Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Vera vs Cruz?
Marlon Vera beat Dominick Cruz by during the main event of UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz, on Saturday 13th August 2022 at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Marlon Vera.
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).
Vera vs Cruz stats
Marlon Vera stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Dominick Cruz made his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Vera had a slight advantage in power over Cruz, with a 37% knock out percentage over Cruz's 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vera had a massive advantage over Cruz, boasting at 42% submission rate over Cruz's 4%.
Marlon Vera was the younger man by 8 years, at 30 years old.
Vera had 2-inch reach advantage.
Vera was the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 year and 4 months later than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 7 less professional rounds, 76 to Cruz's 83.
Vera vs Cruz form
Vera had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Rob Font at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jose Aldo at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Sean O’Malley at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Vera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Cruz's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Vera vs Cruz?
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