UFC 249 Expert Picks and Predictions for Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz

Max Staley
Expert predictions for the matchup between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz.
Expert predictions for the matchup between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

At long last, UFC 249 is upon us. After a couple of cancellations, the UFC has finally cleared enough hurdles to host the event on May 9, 2020.

This is a loaded fight card, but one of the best matchups of the weekend will be the Bantamweight Championship bout between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz.

Before you place your bets on FanDuel Sportsbook, let's take a look at who the experts are picking to win the fight.

Cejudo vs Cruz Picks

Bleacher Report
Alex Ballentine, of Bleacher Report, gave his picks for some of the biggest fights on the card. He's picking Cejudo to win with a second-round TKO.

Brian Mazique, of Forbes, gave a detailed breakdown of this fight. He's picking Cruz to secure a victory via unanimous decision.

FanDuel Sportsbook
The betting markets heavily favor Cejudo, giving him -225 odds to win this one. Winning by points (decision; +150) is the most likely method of victory.

Henry Cejudo: 2 (1 TKO, 1 decision)
Dominick Cruz:
1 (Decision)

Method of Victory:
KO/TKO: 1 (Cejudo)
Decision: 2 (Cruz, Cejudo)

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