Cejudo vs Cruz Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds & Free Bets (UFC 249)

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Cejudo vs Cruz Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds & Free Bets (UFC 249)
Henry Cejudo squares off with one of the all-time greats at 135 pounds when he faces the oft-injured Dominick Cruz in the UFC 249 co-main event. This article contains our Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz betting preview with winning predictions, betting tips, enhanced odds, bookie offers and no deposit free bets on UFC 242!

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Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz Betting Preview 

Cejudo is enjoying a 5 match winning streak and beaten all the big names

Henry Cejudo (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) defends the Bantamweight Championship for the first time having won the vacant title versus Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 in June 2019. He has won five fights in a row, defeating some of the best fighters in his weight region in the process, including Wilson Reis, Sergio Pettis, Demetrious Johnson and TJ Dillashaw.

There are a number of reasons why Cejudo is the favorite to win. The most obvious factor in his favor is that he has been more active than his opponent. "The Messenger" is not all about wrestling (he is a former Olympic wrestling gold medallist). His combinations, hand speed and footwork make him a very tough fighter to deal with from a striking standpoint.

Cruz is still only 34, but the injuries could be taking a toll on him

Dominick Cruz (22-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has been away from UFC competition for more than three years. He was last seen on the octagon at UFC 207 in December 2016, when he lost his title to Cody Garbrandt ending a 12-match winning strak. Since then, Cruz has been scheduled twice – once in December 2017 and once in January 2019 - but was forced to withdraw due to injuries in both occasions. Cruz has a history of performing well after long layoffs, defeating Takega Mizugaki at UFC 178 in September 2014 having not fought for nearly three years.

Cruz wasn’t the original opponent (that was Jose Aldo) and there are concerns about whether he really prepared to step into a fight with one of the best in the sport. He will enjoy a length advantage over Cejudo (5'8" against 5'4") and also a four-inch edge in reach.  The speed, movement and Octagon IQ Cruz possesses is formidable, but mental and physical fitness are unknown after a too long layoff.

Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz Odds 

Are you looking for the highest odds available on the UFC 249 co-main event? The section below shows the best oddson the Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz bout, obtained by comparing odds from all the best betting sites! We recommend to claim best odds by clicking the yellow 'Bet' button. Wanna get exclusive enhanced odds? Visit our Price Boosts page.

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Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz Predictions  

Our UFC professional punters have deeply analysed all the key betting factors about this bout and each fighter. As a result, we provide the best predictions on the Henry Cejudo v Dominick Cruz fight below. Copy our recommended bets below and take advantage of the best odds selected by BetAndSkill.

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Henry Cejudo v Dominick Cruz FAQs

What is the UFC 249 main event?

The main event will be an interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. You can read here our Ferguson v Gaethje betting tips.

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