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Dominick Cruz is back in the profit column for the first time since June 2016 Cruz managed to survive the tough test of Casey Kenney in the prepared preliminary fight of UFC 259 and hit one after three highly competitive rounds in the UFC APEX in Las Vegas separate decision

From the very first moments of the fight, Cruz struggled with his unorthodox footwork that put him at the top of the bantamweight division for more than six years.When Cruz dived, ducked, and dodged, he was able to let Kenney guess through the first round, punches Landing from unorthodox angles and threatening to shutdown

Kenny began to thrive by focusing his offense on kicks and slowly chopping off the former champion as the two were nearly dead even in both punches thrown and landed in the first two rounds of their bantamweight contest / p>

In Round 3, fighters continued on strike after strike, but it was a late loss that may have sealed the deal for Cruz, who had only fought once – a loss to then-champion Henry Cejudo in May 2020 – – since Losing the title in December 2016 Cruz drove forward with a body lock before diving down with a knee pick for a takedown in the last minute of the fight

“Well, a little closer than I wanted,” said Cruz after his win, “But I got the job done I don’t usually get a lot of takedowns, I hear that from everyone in mixed martial arts you have to get it mixed up, right?” / P>

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The final horn sounded with Cruz in the top position and landed from the top position to leave a positive reminder for the judges as they put their scorecards together

Cruz made the decision with 29-28, 28-29 and 30-27 points, claiming victory in one of the few fights of his career where he stepped into an underdog

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World News – US – UFC 259 Results, Highlights: Dominick Cruz wins for the first time since 2016 with the decision over Casey Kenney