UFC San Diego: Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz date, start time, odds, schedule & card

Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz will face off on August 13 in a race to become the next big contender for the UFC bantamweight title. The fight will take place at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.

Cruz, 36, is a two-time UFC bantamweight champion. One of the most dynamic fighters of all time, Cruz’s foot athletics have made opponents wary when fighting him. Cruz went on a 13-fight win streak from 2008 to 2016, but suffered multiple injuries during that period.

After a loss to Cody Garbrandt in 2016, it wasn’t until 2020 that Cruz returned against Henry Cejudo. Since losing to Cejudo, Cruz has been on a two-fight win streak. Eighth on the UFC bantamweight rankings, Cruz is hoping this fight is his way back to the top.

Ranked fifth on the leaderboard, Vera is on a three-fight win streak. After an impressive win over Rob Font, one Vera can help his cause in a stacked bantamweight division.

The Sporting News has the full rundown of the UFC San Diego schedule, with details on fight matchups, start times, odds and more.

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When is UFC San Diego: Vera vs. Cruz?

  • Date: Saturday, 13.8
  • Start time: 4 p.m. ET
  • Main card: 7 p.m. ET
  • Main event: 10:15 p.m. ET (approximately)

UFC San Diego takes place on August 13th. The prelims begin at 4:00 PM ET, while the main round takes place at 7:00 PM ET. Vera and Cruz were scheduled to make their way to the octagon around 10:15 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

How to watch UFC San Diego: Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz

The preliminary rounds for UFC San Diego will be available via streaming service ESPN+. The main map will air on ESPN+ and ESPN.

Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz: How much is UFC San Diego?

You can pay $6.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or purchase an annual subscription for $69.99.

product Prices
Monthly ESPN+ subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ annual subscription $99.99/year
The Disney bundle with ad-supported Hulu $13.99/month
The Disney Bundle with Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $74.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $99.98, then $69.99/year
UFC PPV and the Disney Bundle

$88.98 then $13.99/month

Click here to learn more about the different pricing and bundle options on the ESPN+ platform.

* Effective August 23, ESPN+ monthly subscription will change from $6.99/month to $9.99/month. Annual ESPN+ subscription package changes from $69.99/year to $99.99/year.

There is no change to the standalone PPV or the Disney bundle.

Where is UFC San Diego: Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz

Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz will fight at Pechanga Arena in San Diego. The arena can hold up to 16,000 people.

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Vera vs. Cruz Odds for UFC San Diego

According to FanDuel Sportsbook, Cruz is the underdog at +154 while Vera is the favorite at -184.

In Canada, according to Sports Interaction, Cruz is the underdog at +145 while Vera is the favorite at -185.

Recording by Marlon Vera, bio

  • Nationality: Ecuadorian
  • Born: December 2, 1992
  • Height: 5-8
  • Reach: 70.5 inches
  • Total fights: 27
  • Recording: 19-7-1 with 7 wins by KO

Dominick Cruz record, bio

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: September 3, 1985
  • Height: 5-8
  • Reach: 68 inches
  • Total fights: 27
  • Recording: 24-3 with 7 wins by KO

UFC San Diego: Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz fight card

  • Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz; bantam weights
  • Alexa Grasso vs. Viviane Araujo; flyweights
  • Sara McMann vs. TBA; bantam weights
  • Devin Clark vs. Azamat Murzakanov; Light heavyweights
  • Gerald Meerschaert versus Bruno Silva; medium weight
  • Martin Buday versus Lukasz Brzeski; heavyweights
  • Cynthia Calvillo vs. Nina Nunes; flyweights

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