Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz faced each other in the ufc bantamweight title bout at UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje, which took place on Saturday, May 9, 2020, inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL, USA. There were 13 fights on the card. You can view UFC 249 results and fight bonuses. UFC 249 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Henry Cejudo defeated Dominick Cruz in round 2 by KO/TKO. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters threw over 167 strikes combined in this fight, 164 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 9 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s go through each fighter’s stats below.

Henry Cejudo full fight stats

Henry Cejudo landed 65% of all his strikes. There were 24 of 50 significant strikes to the head, 6 of 8 body shots, and 23 of 25 leg kicks. Henry Cejudo attempted 5 takedowns and landed 1. Here are all the strikes Henry Cejudo threw and landed against Dominick Cruz.

Strikes Thrown
56 of 86 (65%)
Significant Strikes
53 of 83 (64%)
Head Strikes
24
Body Strikes
6
Leg Strikes
23
Takedowns
1 of 5

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

Let’s take a look at how Dominick Cruz did against Henry Cejudo.

Dominick Cruz full fight stats

Dominick Cruz was firing at a 41% accuracy, throwing 81 strikes and landing 33. There were 33 significant strikes, 15 of 58 landing to the head, 8 of 11 shots to the body and 10 of 12 leg kicks. Dominick Cruz went for 4 takedowns and landed 0.

Strikes Thrown
33 of 81 (41%)
Significant Strikes
33 of 81 (41%)
Head Strikes
15
Body Strikes
6
Leg Strikes
10
Takedowns
0 of 4

Henry Cejudo won by KO/TKO. The fight ended in round 2 at 4:58.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC 249
Date
May 9, 2020
Fight
Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz
Winner
Henry Cejudo
Method
KO/TKO
Fight End
Round 2 at 4:58
Total Strikes Thrown
167
Significant Strikes Thrown
164
Total Takedowns Attempted
9

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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