The prelims fight card of UFC 269 features one of the most exciting Bantamweight contests between the former UFC Bantamweight champion and number 10th ranked Bantamweight fighter, Dominick Cruz facing the number 8th ranked UFC Bantamweight fighter, Pedro Munhoz. Here is the Dominick Cruz vs Pedro Munhoz Prediction, Odds, and Fight Preview.
UFC 269: Dominick Cruz vs Pedro Munhoz Fight Preview
Dominick Cruz is one of the most popular names in the UFC Bantamweight division. He was the inaugural UFC Bantamweight champion and Cruz first won the WEC Bantamweight title by defeating Brian Bowles on WEC 47 and later he was promoted as the inaugural UFC Bantamweight champion when he defended his title against Scott Jorgensen on WEC 53.
Cruz defended his title total three times, two times during his first title run and one time during the second. Dominick Cruz vacated his title after defending it against Demetrious Johnson on UFC Live: Cruz vs Johnson due to recurring injuries. He later made a comeback and won the title again by defeating TJ Dillashaw on UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs Cruz.
After that, he defended his title one more time before he finally lost it to Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207. Dominick Cruz got the opportunity to fight for the title once again, against Henry Cejudo at UFC 249, but he lost that fight too. Now he is coming into this fight at UFC 269 riding his latest win against Casey Kenney at UFC 259 and he’ll look forward to leaving the Octagon with a win in this one too.
Pedro Munhoz is also one of the big names in the UFC Bantamweight division, who made his debut against Raphael Assuncao on UFC 170. Munhoz always had a career filled with ups and downs but he holds victories over some of the biggest names in the Bantamweight division such as Rob Font, Cody Garbrandt, Jimmie Rivera, and others.
He only managed to win two out of his last five fights and Munhoz will be stepping into this fight with a loss against the UFC legend, Jose Aldo in his last fight at UFC 265. Pedro Munhoz will eagerly look forward to stamping a win against Cruz in this fight and staying relevant in the division.
UFC 269: Dominick Cruz vs Pedro Munhoz Prediction and Odds
The Brazilian MMA Fighter, Pedro Munhoz is a slight crowd favorite entering into this fight with betting odds of -110 in his favor against Dominick Cruz who is entering this fight as an underdog with betting odds of +100 in his favor.
This fight is questioned by many of the MMA fans that it should be placed in the main card of UFC 269. But either way, it is going to be a great scrap for the fight fans around the world.
Predicted Result: Dominick Cruz def Pedro Munhoz