Pedro Munhoz vs Dominick Cruz Pick, 12/11/2021 Predictions UFC 269 Odds
Pedro Munhoz vs Dominick Cruz
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Pedro Munhoz will enter the Octagon with Dominick Cruz at UFC 269 on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The opening moneyline has Munhoz priced at -110 while Cruz is at -110.
Pedro "The Young Punisher" Munhoz comes into this bout with a record of 19-6-0. The 35-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 65". Dominick "The Dominator" Cruz stands in at 5'8" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 23-3-0. The 36-year-old stretches 68". When talking about significant strikes, Pedro Munhoz connects on 5.55 per minute while Dominick Cruz is landing 3.65 significant strikes per minute. Munhoz is connecting on 43% of the significant strikes he throws while Cruz lands 32%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "The Young Punisher" takes 6.02 significant strikes per min while "The Dominator" absorbs 2.42. Munhoz also deflects 57% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Cruz is able to thwart 72% of them.
|UFC 269||Pedro Munhoz||Dominick Cruz|
|Average Fight Time||10:34||16:56|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.55||3.65|
In terms of wrestling, Pedro Munhoz is the not as competent as a wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.62 times per 15 min. Munhoz is getting his opponent to the mat on 21% of the times he tries and is defending 80% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. Cruz is finishing his takedowns on 46% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 83% of the attempts against him. In terms of submissions, Munhoz is the more apt fighter by attempting 0.7 finishes per 15 min while Cruz looks to get 0.1 finishes per 15 min.
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In his last bout, Pedro Munhoz fought Jose Aldo and took a loss on the night by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Aldo ended up landing 114 of 223 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Munhoz walked away from this fight having landed 75 of 179 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Aldo ended up landing 114 of 223, which gave him a percentage of 51%. He finished the fight landing 74 of 168 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Munhoz landed 41% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 75 of 179. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 35 of 131 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes landed by Aldo and 94% of them connected on by Munhoz were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Dominick Cruz, he battled Casey Kenney and took home the win by way of split decision in round 3. Kenney landed 97% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Cruz ended up landing 95% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Cruz connected on 44% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 89 of 202. He ended up connecting on 51 of 151 significant strikes aimed at the head. Kenney connected on 74 of 193 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he ended up connecting on 41 of 148 directed at the head. In relation to total strikes thrown in that contest, Kenney connected on 74 of 193 while Cruz ended up connecting on 115 of 229 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to keep an eye on
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Augusto Sakai meets Tai Tuivasa. Sakai will be looking to add a win to his career total of 15-3-1. The 30-year-old is weighing in at 265 lbs and stands 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 77". Tuivasa comes in at 6'2" and is fighting at 264 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 13-3-0. The 28-year-old has a wingspan of 75". Regarding grappling, Augusto Sakai scores a takedown 0.14 times per 3 rounds and Tai Tuivasa scores a takedown 0.20 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Sakai connects for an average of 5.10 strikes per minute and lands 48% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Tai Tuivasa, who tags his opponent on 50% of the strikes he has attempted and is landing 4.48 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Bruno Silva is set to face off with Jordan Wright. Wright walks into the Octagon holding a record of 12-1-0. The 30-year-old weighs 185 lbs and stands in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 77". Silva stands 6'0" and weighs in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 21-6-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 74". Regarding wrestling, Jordan Wright defends against 90% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents down on 40% of his tries. Silva is taking his opponents to the mat on 20% of the tries he takes and curbs 68% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Wright is taking 7.49 strikes per minute while he connects on 7.13 strikes per min. Silva, notwithstanding, absorbs 1.96 strikes per minute and dishes out 5.13 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dominick Cruz (-110)
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