Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC on ESPN+ 67: Vera vs. Cruz is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 13, 2022, in San Diego, California, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Marlon “Chito” Vera will take on Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz in the Bantamweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN+ 67 card.

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

The 29-year-old, Marlon Vera is coming in with a 19-7-1 record. Vera will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Rob Font at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera in April.

Cruz, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Pedro Munhoz on April 30, 2022 at UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier and holds a 24-3-0 record.

Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz
5′ 8″
5′ 8″
135 lbs.
135 lbs.

Marlon Vera has an switch fighting stance with a 70″ reach. The 37-year-old, Dominick Cruz is an orthodox 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.

Marlon Vera:
→ Vera’s striking accuracy is 51%.
→ Vera lands 4.33 significant strikes per minute.
→ Vera’s takedown accuracy is 42%.
→ Vera’s takedown average is 0.73 per 15 minutes.
→ Vera’s takedown defense is 68%.

Vera comes in with 51% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.33 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Cruz fires at 33% accuracy, landing about 3.82 significant strikes per minute. Marlon Vera also has a 42% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.73 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Cruz’s 2.88 takedowns and 83% takedown accuracy.

Dominick Cruz:
→ Cruz’s striking accuracy is 33%.
→ Cruz lands 3.82 significant strikes per minute.
→ Cruz’s takedown accuracy is 43%.
→ Cruz’s takedown average is 2.88 per 15 minutes.
→ Cruz’s takedown defense is 83%.

Dominick spent on average 16:49 minutes in the Octagon and Marlon has an average fight time of 11:55 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN+ 67 is live in , who do you think will win, Marlon or Dominick? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN+ 67: Vera vs. Cruz
August 13, 2022
San Diego, California, USA
Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz

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