Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Dominick Cruz and Casey Kenney faced each other in the bantamweight bout at UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya, which took place on Saturday, March 6, 2021, inside the Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in no audience. There were 15 fights on the card. You can view UFC 259 results and fight bonuses. UFC 259 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Dominick Cruz defeated Casey Kenney in round 3 by Decision – Split. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters threw over 431 strikes combined in this fight, 386 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 11 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s break down each fighter’s stats below.

Dominick Cruz full fight stats

Dominick Cruz landed 50% of all his strikes. There were 51 of 151 significant strikes to the head, 24 of 35 body shots, and 14 of 16 leg kicks. Dominick Cruz attempted 9 takedowns and landed 2. Here are all the strikes Dominick Cruz threw and landed against Casey Kenney.

Strikes Thrown
115 of 229 (50%)
Significant Strikes
74 of 193 (38%)
Head Strikes
Body Strikes
Leg Strikes
2 of 9

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Casey Kenney did against Dominick Cruz.

Casey Kenney full fight stats

Casey Kenney was firing at a 44% accuracy, throwing 202 strikes and landing 89. There were 74 significant strikes, 41 of 148 landing to the head, 10 of 19 shots to the body and 23 of 26 leg kicks. Casey Kenney went for 2 takedowns and landed 0.

Strikes Thrown
89 of 202 (44%)
Significant Strikes
74 of 193 (38%)
Head Strikes
Body Strikes
Leg Strikes
0 of 2

Dominick Cruz won by Decision – Split. The fight ended in round 3 at 5:00.

Results & Fight Totals

UFC 259
March 6, 2021
Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
Dominick Cruz
Decision – Split
Fight End
Round 3 at 5:00
Total Strikes Thrown
Significant Strikes Thrown
Total Takedowns Attempted

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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