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Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Vera vs Cruz?
Marlon Vera is set to square off against Dominick Cruz, as the main event of UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz, on Saturday 13th August 2022 at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.
The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Vera vs Cruz stats
Marlon Vera steps into the ring 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 will make his way to the ring 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 suggest Vera has a slight advantage in power over Cruz, with a 37% knock out percentage over Cruz's 29%.
Marlon Vera is the younger man by 8 years, at 29 years old.
Vera has 2-inch reach advantage.
Vera is 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 has fought 15 less professional rounds, 64 to Cruz's 79.
Vera vs Cruz form
Vera has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he 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 have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Cruz's last 2 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 3 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Vera vs Cruz US streams
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Vera vs Cruz UK streams
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UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz Tickets
Pechanga Arena, San Diego
Show open: TBA
Main card starts: 7pm est