Former two-time bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz continues his journey towards another title shot as he takes on No. 5-ranked Marlon Vera from Pechanga Arena in San Diego, Calif.
No. 5-ranked Marlon Vera (19-7-1) will step into the cage after three consecutive wins against tough bantamweight contenders. Vera defeated Rob Font by unanimous decision, following his wins over Frankie Edgar and Davey Grant in 2021.
Cruz (24-3) posted a unanimous decision victory against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 269 in December, and he has gone the distance in 5 of his last 6 fights. He is aiming to get back in the championship picture after he lost to Henry Cejudo via KO/TKO at UFC 249 in May 2020. Cruz has won two in a row since then.
UFC San Diego Results:
- Marlon Vera def. Dominick Cruz via knockout (head kick, punches) – Round 4, 2:17
- Nate Landwehr def. David Onama via majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
- Yazmin Jauregui def. Iasmin Lucindo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Azamat Murzakanov def. Devin Clark via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:08
- Priscila Cachoeira def. Ariane Lipski via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:05
- Gerald Meerschaert def. Bruno Silva via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 1:39
- Angela Hill def. Loopy Godinez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Martin Buday def. Lukasz Brzeski via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Nina Nunes def. Cynthia Calvillo via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
- Gabriel Benitez def. Charlie Ontiveros via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:35
- Tyson Nam def. Ode Osbourne via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:59
- Josh Quinlan def. Jason Witt via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:09
- Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Youssef Zalal declared majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)