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Henry Cejudo defeats Dominick Cruz by knockout

Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz meet at UFC 249 in a matchup for the bantamweight title. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Cejudo vs. Cruz results: Henry Cejudo wins by knockout in the second round.

In the co-main event of UFC 249, former two-division champion and Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo takes on Dominick Cruz for the UFC Bantamweight title.

Cejudo is one of the dominant stars in the lighter weight classes in UFC, with a 15-2 record that includes eight wins by decision and seven by knockout. Cruz is as known for his unorthodox style as his long record of injuries. He has a gaudy 22-2 record, but he’s also been on the shelf for three and a half years heading into this fight, where he’s a replacement for Jose Aldo.

The bettors have backed the more in-form Cejudo, who is a -210 favorite entering the fight. Right now 64% of the tickets and the cash are on the champion, making the sports books nearly indifferent to the winner on the money line. What would be a surprise is if either of these strikers found a victory on the mat: Cejudo is +700 to win by submission, while Cruz would pay +1400 if he was able to earn a tap out.

Here are the updated betting lines for Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz at UFC 249.

Cejudo vs. Cruz betting splits

Fighters Cejudo Cruz
Fighters Cejudo Cruz
Record 15-2 22-2
ML Odds -210 +175
To Go the Distance Yes (-177) No (+131)
Total Rounds Over 4.5 (-200) Under 4.5 (+148)
To Win by KO, TKO or DQ +275 +1000
To Win by Submission +700 +1400
To Win by Decision +140 +275
ML Splits (By Handle) 64% 36%
ML Splits (By Bets) 64% 36%
By KO, TKO, DQ handle 48% 12%
By KO, TKO, DQ bets 39% 11%
By Submission handle 1% 4%
By Submission bets 2% 2%
By Decision handle 15% 19%
By decision bets 30% 15%
Tie 1% handle 1% bet

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