Aug 13 2022
Saturday

Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
19-7-0
KO 4
KO 4
24-3-0

The tape

31
Age
39
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm

Tape record

UDKOUDUDKO
Form
UDSDKOUDUD
19
Wins
24
7
By KO
7
37
KO%
29
8
By SUB
1
42
SUB%
4
7
Loses
3
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2005
27
Bouts
27
64
Rounds
79
4 hours, 48 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 2 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

5
UFC
8
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
9

Marlon Vera vs Dominick Cruz report

Who won Vera vs Cruz?

Marlon Vera beat Dominick Cruz by knockout in the 4th round during the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 13th August 2022 at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.

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 losses 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 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Marlon Vera's UFC record stood at 15-8-0, while Dominick Cruz's came in at 7-3-0.

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 a 42% submission rate over Cruz's 4%.

Marlon Vera was the younger man by 8 years, at 31 years old.

Vera had a 2-inch reach advantage.

Vera's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Cruz's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 years and 4 months later than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 84 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 won against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fight Night San Antonio on 25th March 2023 by split decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.

Before that, 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.

He was victorious against Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Activity check

Vera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

Cruz's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 2 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 1 month. 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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