Marlon Vera Calls Out Dominick Cruz After His Victory At UFC Vegas 29

Published 06/20/2021, 12:28 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 15: in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 252 event at UFC APEX on August 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC Vegas 29 had several exciting matchups on the main card. One such intriguing clash was the bantamweight bout between Marlon Vera and Davey Grant. 

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Vera dominated Grant throughout their fight. ‘Chito’ landed a total no. of 112 strikes out of 172. Meanwhile, Grant only landed 95 strikes out of 180. Furthermore, Vera had two successful takedowns. The bout resulted in Vera winning the fight via a unanimous decision.

After claiming a spectacular victory at UFC Vegas 29, Vera called out the former two-time UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz. In the post-fight octagon interview, ‘Chito’ said, “Dom, let’s go.”

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Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz: Analysis

Vera is clear that he wants Cruz as his next opponent. So, here is an analysis of Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz if the fight ever comes to fruition.

As already mentioned above, ‘Chito’ recently claimed a spectacular decision victory at UFC Vegas 29. Before that, Vera suffered a unanimous decision loss against Jose Aldo at UFC Fight Night: Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal. 

‘Chito’ has a spectacular professional MMA record of 17-7-1 (6 T/KOs and 8 Submissions). Furthermore, he is good at both standing and on the ground. He is an accurate striker with a good takedown offense and defense. 

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Meanwhile, Cruz has put together a magnificent professional MMA record of 23-3 (7 T/KOs and 1 Submission). ‘The Dominator’ is a great defensive fighter with an 83% takedown defense and 72% significant strike defense. 

Cruz is coming off a spectacular split decision victory over Casey Kenney at UFC 259. Before that, he suffered two consecutive losses against Henry Cejudo at UFC 249 and Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207. 

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Cruz has more experience than Vera, which might play a huge part in their fight. So Vera would have to give everything he got and put pressure on Cruz throughout the fight. The bottom line is, Vera is an elite athlete. However, Cruz won’t be an easy opponent to defeat.

Who would be your pick if Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz ever comes to fruition?

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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