Pros react after Dominick Cruz defeats Casey Kenney by split-decision at UFC 259

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Tonight’s UFC 259 event included the return of former bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz who took on Casey Kenney in the featured prelim.

Cruz (23-3 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since suffering a TKO loss to Henry Cejudo at UFC 249 in his bid to reclaim the promotions bantamweight title. ‘The Dominator’ had most previously tasted victory in June of 2016, when he scored a unanimous decision victory over longtime rival Urijah Faber at UFC 199.

Meanwhile, Casey Kenney (16-3-1 MMA) entered tonight’s UFC 259 featured prelim on a three-fight win streak. The Indiana native had scored a unanimous decision victory over Nathaniel Wood in his most previous effort at UFC 254.

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Tonight’s UFC 259 featured prelim proved to be a thrilling back and forth affair. Dominick Cruz had a fantastic opening rounds but Casey Kenney was seemingly able to turn the tide in his favor in round two. With the scorecards likely tied up heading into the third and final round Cruz showcased his championship form scoring two timely takedowns to seal the win.

Official UFC 259 Result: Dominick Cruz def. Casey Kenney via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Check out how the pros reacted to Cruz defeating Kenney below:

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