UFC 269: Munhoz vs Cruz 12/11/2021 Fight Analysis, Tips and Forecast

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UFC 269 Munhoz vs Cruz 12-11-2021 Fight Analysis Tips and Forecast

UFC 269: Munhoz vs Cruz 12/11/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to hold their most intense fight card for the last month of the year with UFC 269. This event happens this Saturday, December 11 and will be in front of a sold-out crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are going to be great options to witness the matches. Dustin Poirier is looking to be the new UFC lightweight champion as he takes on current titleholder Charles Oliveira. Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will be in action as he fights Pedro Munhoz in the preliminaries. It is forecasted by UFC fight odds that Dominick Cruz is the slight underdog against Pedro Munhoz.

UFC 269: Munhoz vs Cruz 12/11/2021

When: Saturday, December 11, 8:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 269: Munhoz vs Cruz 12/11/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Pedro Munhoz -115 Dominick Cruz -105

Pedro Munhoz

Pedro Munhoz is a 35-year-old fight veteran and he came all the way from Sao Paulo located in Brazil. He has been sharpening his fighting skills at the American Top Team and will represent them in this upcoming fight. Munhoz has an interesting ring name as “The Young Punisher” and he has a professional record of 19-6. Those victories were divided into eight submissions, six decisions and five knockouts while all of his defeats reached the judges’ scorecards. This fighter had been struggling to secure a win for the past years as he only had one in his last four matches. His most recent bout was against the great Jose Aldo and lost via unanimous decision during UFC 265.

Dominick Cruz

Dominick Cruz goes by the ring name “The Dominator” and this 36-year-old fighter’s hometown is in San Diego, California in the United States. He has been representing Alliance MMA for his entire career. Cruz was once on top of the bantamweight division and reigned as champion twice for a combined 1,465 days. He has a professional record of 23-3 and 15 of those wins came from decisions. After suffering back-to-back losses against Cody Garbrandt and Henry Cejudo, Cruz looks like a fighter getting his winning groove back with a split decision win over Casey Kenny in UFC 259 just this March.

Pedro Munhoz vs Dominick Cruz Betting Numbers

Record 19-6-0 (1 NC) 23-3-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Brazil United States
Height 5’6″ 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 65 68
Win by KO/TKO 26% 30%
Win by Submission 42% 4%
Decisions 32% 65%
Strikes landed per minute 5.55 3.65
Striking accuracy 43% 32%
Striking absorbed per minute 6.02 2.42
Striking defense 57% 72%
Takedown average 0.62 2.99
Takedown accuracy 21% 46%
Takedown defense 80% 83%
Submission average 0.70 0.10

Munhoz vs Cruz Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting bout but it seemed that Dominick Cruz is still a shell of himself during his last win. Pedro Munhoz is going to be the safer pick and the best online sportsbook expects him to win via unanimous decision.