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UFC Fight Night: Vera vs Cruz Odds, Lines & Picks

Daniel Coyle

by Daniel Coyle in Mixed Martial Arts News

Aug 9, 2022 · 4:24 PM PDT

Marlon Vera celebrating a win over Frankie Edgar
Nov 6, 2021; New York, NY, USA; Marlon Vera (blue gloves) celebrates after defeating Frankie Edgar (red gloves) during UFC 268 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
  • Marlon Vera battles former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in the main event at UFC San Diego
  • The co-main event features a clash between featherweights Nate Landwehr and David Onama
  • Read on for all the odds and trends ahead of all the octagon action on Saturday at Pechanga Arena in San Diego

Marlon Vera vies for a fourth straight victory and fourth straight performance bonus as he takes on former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in the main event at UFC Fight Night San Diego on Saturday August 13. The co-main event features a clash of featherweights, as Nate Landwehr battles David Onama.

Prelim action is scheduled for 4:30pm ET on Saturday afternoon at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California. The main card follows at 7:00pm ET, with all the action available on ESPN.

UFC Fight Night San Diego Odds

Fighter Odds
Dominick Cruz +180/td>
Marlon Vera -230
Fighter Odds
David Onama -265
Nate Landwehr +200
Fighter Odds
Martin Buday -265
Lukasz Brzeski +205
Fighter Odds
Youssef Zalal -127
Da’Mon Blackshear +102
Fighter Odds
Angela Hill +265
Lupita Godinez -345
Fighter Odds
Ode Osbourne -375
Charlie Ontiveros +280
Fighter Odds
Cynthia Calvillo -175
Nina Nunes +138
Fighter Odds
Devin Clark +132
Azamat Murzakanov -165
Fighter Odds
Yazmin Jauregui -205
Iasmin Lucindo +163
Fighter Odds
Bruno Silva -295
Gerald Meerschaert -225

Odds at Barstool Sportsbook as of August 9, 2022.


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Vera vs Cruz Odds & Pick

Marlon Vera has earned a performance bonus in each of the contests during his current three-fight win streak, which has lifted him to No. 5 in the UFC bantamweight rankings.

Dominick Cruz is coming off back-to-back victories, both by decision. However, the former UFC bantamweight champion has work to do to improve on his position at No. 8 among UFC bantamweight contenders.

Vera vs Cruz Stats

29 Age 37
5′ 8″ Height 5′ 8″
70 inches Reach 68 inches
19-7-1, (15) Pro MMA Record (finishes) 24-3-0, (8)
#5 UFC Bantamweight Ranking #8

Marlon Vera is aiming for his third win in as many meetings with ranked opponents. “Chito” tallied a five-round unanimous decision win over Rob Font four months ago at UFC Vegas 53. That came on the heels of a sensational KO win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 last November.

Vera is the all-time leader among UFC bantamweights with nine finishes, including four submission victories. He has also demonstrated his ability to go deep, with four of his past six contests getting decided by the judges.

Chito has had his hands full during his current 3-0-0 run. He has been outstruck on two occasions, including a wide 271-159 margin in his recent date with Rob Font. Vera has also been taken down five times over that stretch.

Vera vs Cruz Recent Fights

Rob Font (win – unanimous decision) Fight 1 Pedro Munhoz (win – unanimous decision)
Frankie Edgar (win – KO) Fight 2 Casey Kenney (win – split decision)
Davey Grant (win – unanimous decision) Fight 3 Henry Cejudo (loss – TKO)
Jose Aldo (loss – unanimous decision) Fight 4 Cody Garbrandt (loss – unanimous decision)
Sean O’Malley (win – TKO) Fight 5 Urijah Faber (win – unanimous decision)

Dominick Cruz has shown steady improvement since making a comeback after three-and-a-half years away from the octagon. “The Dominator” failed to live up to his name in his long awaited return at UFC 249, mustering just 33 total strikes before suffering a second-round TKO loss to Henry Cejudo in his bid to reclaim the 135-pound strap.

Cruz has followed up with consecutive wins by decision, capped by a three-round unanimous decision victory over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 269, which also earned him his fourth career Fight of the Night bonus.

Despite showing flashes of the speed and agility that powered his long reign as UFC bantamweight champion, Cruz’ ability to go deep in a five-round clash with an accomplished grappler like Vera remains in doubt.

Pick: Vera by finish (+175)

Landwehr vs Onama Odds & Pick

Nate Landwehr aims to tally consecutive wins for the first time since joining the UFC in 2020. “The Train” claimed a third-round submission victory and Performance of the Night bonus in his last outing against Ľudovít Klein at UFC Vegas 40.

However, Landwehr has also suffered stunning first-round KO losses in two of four UFC clashes to date, and has absorbed a massive 5.96 significant strikes per minute over his first four UFC appearances.

Landwehr vs Onama Recent Fights

Ľudovít Klein (win – submission) Fight 1 Garrett Armfield (win – submission)
Julian Erosa (loss – TKO) Fight 2 Gabriel Benitez (win – KO)
Darren Elkins (win – unanimous decision) Fight 3 Mason Jones (loss – unanimous decision)
Herbert Burns (loss – KO) Fight 4 Brad Robison (win – KO)
Viktor Kolesnik (win – unanimous decision) Fight 5 0 Mike Plazola (win – TKO)

David Onama has fought three times since joining the UFC last October, capped by his second-round submission win over Garrett Armfield just four weeks ago at UFC Vegas 58. That marked his second straight speedy finish, and lifted “The Silent Assassin’s” pro MMA record to 10-1-0.

In addition to enjoying a two-inch height advantage, Onama also enjoys a two-inch reach advantage over Landwehr. Onama has recorded five career first-round knockouts. However, he came up short in his lone career contest to go the distance, a three-round unanimous decision loss to Mason Jones in his promotional debut at UFC Vegas 41.

Pick: Onama (-265)

Other UFC Fight Night San Diego Picks

  • Azamat Murzakanov (-165): Murzakanov has finished opponents nine times while compiling an 11-0 pro record, while his opponent Devin Clark has been outclassed in two straight losses as a light heavyweight.
  • Bruno Silva (-295): Silva went the distance before losing by decision to top contender Alex Pereira last time out, ending a seven-fight win streak.
  • Youssef Zalal (-127): Zalal is coming off three straight heartbreaking losses by decision, but is poised to rebound against Da’Mon Blackshear, who is making his promotional debut.


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