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Midway through the round, the two had a collision of heads that opened up a cut on the hairline of Cejudo.
You may opt-out by. I'm 33-years old. Cruz should defeat Cejudo, but there is always some worry about injuries when it comes to the former champ. Cejudo has won his past five outings.
On Saturday, Cejudo defended his bantamweight title by stopping Cruz in the second round. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images).
Cejudo considers himself the greatest combat athlete of all time and has an Olympic gold medal and two UFC divisional championships as his proof. Cejudo vs. Cruz results: Henry Cejudo wins by knockout in the second round. Jairzinho Rozenstruik via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:20, Calvin Kattar def. United States in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Cejudo pounced on Cruz and hit him with 12 unanswered shots that forced referee Keith Peterson to stop the bout. I'm ruthless. I make my home in Baltimore, MD. The 33-year-old, Henry Cejudo is coming in with a 15-2-0 record. Cruz has seen 11 of his last 13 fights go the distance, and he’s been on the winning side in 13 of his 14 career decisions. You may opt-out by.
Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), Aleksei Oleinik def. Cruz is averaging 3.17 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 50 percent.
The referee is there to protect the fighters–even from themselves. Viewers are specifically warned that they should inquire into the legality of participating in any games and/or activities offered by such other sites. Cejudo’s matchup against Cruz is his first attempt to defend that belt.
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Cruz looks to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time in his career. During his post-fight interview, Cruz insisted he’d asked the referee to allow him to go out on his back, but that’s not the way finishes are handled in combat sports. To slow Cruz' movement, Cejudo targeted Cruz' legs with kicks.
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Cejudo has become a much more balanced fighter over the years and his conditioning remains on point for somebody who is so stocky and has a massive upper body. If any UFC fighter can make a comeback after nearly four years away, it’s Cruz.
After the fight, Cejudo unexpectedly announced his retirement.
In the co-main event of UFC 249, former two-division champion and Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo takes on Dominick Cruz for the UFC Bantamweight title.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - MAY 09: Henry Cejudo (top) of the United States punches Dominick Cruz ... [+] (bottom) of the United States on the ground in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Cejudo’s resume is impressive. Everything you need to know about sports betting starts here. Twitter reacts to Henry Cejudo's TKO of Dominick Cruz, retirement at UFC 249 UFC champ Henry Cejudo gives pick for next wrestling star to cross … Cejudo moved foward and took Cruz down in the opening frame but couldn't keep him grounded. Cejudo is a top-notch wrestler, he won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in freestyle wrestling. The contest serves as the co-main event of UFC 249. Michelle Waterson via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 30-27), Vicente Luque def. Cejudo continued to target Cruz' legs. decision in their UFC bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 199 event at The Forum on June 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California. On Saturday in the UFC 249 co-main event, Cejudo scored a second-round TKO over the legendary Dominick Cruz. and the Latest Sports Betting News, We hate spam as much as you do, we will never sell or trade your information. What would be a surprise is if either of these strikers found a victory on the mat: Cejudo is +700 to win by submission, while Cruz would pay +1400 if he was able to earn a tap out. He is also a talented striker, but he offers nothing that Cruz hasn’t seen before.
Cruz is one of the most talented fighters in UFC history. TRENDING > UFC 249 Live Results: Ferguson vs. Gaethje (results & fight stats), "I'm ruthless. 21+ (18+ NH). Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/WV/PA) or 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN) or 1-800-522-4700 (NH/CO). Henry Cejudo defeats Dominick Cruz by knockout, MLB World Series Best Bets: Baseball Picks, Predictions to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook for October 25. Star Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2014 he ended a break of nearly three years. Henry Cejudo has done it all in the combat sports world, and now he says he is retiring. He faced Takeya Mizugaki on his comeback fight.
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Cruz’s career has been slowed by injuries in the past.
Cruz has dropped two straight and was finished for the first time at 135 pounds.
See Who The Experts Picked To Win This One. After controlling the first round with hard, well-placed leg kicks, Cejudo closed the deal with a knee to Cruz’s temple that sent him to the canvas. Here are the updated betting lines for Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz at UFC 249.
Uncle Dana, UFC, everybody, thank you so much," said Cejudo. He has a gaudy 22-2 record, but he’s also been on the shelf for three and a half years heading into this fight, where he’s a replacement for Jose Aldo. His movement, striking, cardio and focus make him a special competitor. In his next fight Cruz defeated Dillashaw via split decision to begin his second run as bantamweight champion. This is a tough fight for Cruz given the long layoff and I'm not running to the window to back him even with the big plus money.
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Niko Price via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 3, 3:37, Bryce Mitchell def. Dominick Cruz and Henry Cejudo fight Saturday during UFC 249 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
Dominick Cruz enters this fight with a 22-2 record and has won … © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Garbrandt ended Cruz’s 13-fight winning streak that night at UFC 207.
Cruz relies heavily on his agility and striking game, and he has an impressive gas tank that allows him to be effective through the whole bout. Odell Beckham Jr. is out with knee injury for Week 7, Live updates for betting results from UFC 249, Francis Ngannou knocks out Jairzinho Rozenstruik in 20 seconds, DraftKings NFL Leaderboard Live: Week 7 Fantasy Football Results, Last minute fantasy football start/sit advice as Week 7 inactives come in, Russell Gage is questionable to return with knee injury Week 7, Fantasy Esports Picks: CS:GO (BLAST) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for October 26. Cejudo is averaging 2.16 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 35 percent.
Gambling problem? Cruz, who is the former WEC bantamweight champ and the inaugural UFC bantamweight titleholder, has not set foot inside the octagon since a December 2016 decision loss to Cody Garbrandt ended his second stint as UFC 135-pound champion. Sign up now! Cejudo will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Marlon Moraes at UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes in June. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - MAY 09: Henry Cejudo (L) of the United States knees Dominick Cruz (R) of the ... [+] United States in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Did I forget to mention that?". I’ve written about crime, technology, fitness, and entertainment for a variety of outlets.
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