Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney fight preview

UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz will take on Casey Kenney in the Bantamweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 259 card.

In this post, we will break down Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 36-year-old, Dominick Cruz is coming in with a 22-3-0 record. Cruz will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Henry Cejudo at UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje in May.

Kenney, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Nathaniel Wood on May 9, 2020 at UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje and holds a 16-2-1 record.

Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
36
Age
30
5′ 8″
Height
5′ 7″
135 lbs.
Weight
140 lbs.
68″
Reach
68″
22-3-0
Record
16-2-1
Orthodox
Stance
Southpaw

Dominick Cruz has an orthodox fighting stance with a 68″ reach. The 30-year-old, Casey Kenney is an southpaw fighter with a 68″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Dominick Cruz:
→ Cruz’s striking accuracy is 32%.
→ Cruz lands 3.52 significant strikes per minute.
→ Cruz’s takedown accuracy is 48%.
→ Cruz’s takedown average is 3.05 per 15 minutes.
→ Cruz’s takedown defense is 83%.

Cruz comes in with 32% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.52 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Kenney fires at 43% accuracy, landing about 4.79 significant strikes per minute. Dominick Cruz also has a 48% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 3.05 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Kenney’s 1.25 takedowns and 56% takedown accuracy.

Casey Kenney:
→ Kenney’s striking accuracy is 43%.
→ Kenney lands 4.79 significant strikes per minute.
→ Kenney’s takedown accuracy is 42%.
→ Kenney’s takedown average is 1.25 per 15 minutes.
→ Kenney’s takedown defense is 56%.

Casey spent on average 13:30 minutes in the Octagon and Dominick has an average fight time of 17:04 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 259 is live in , who do you think will win, Dominick or Casey? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya
Date
March 6, 2021
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney

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