Free Fight! Cejudo KO’s Moraes, Becomes UFC Champ-Champ
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At UFC 227, Henry Cejudo ended the longtime reign of former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, scoring a split decision win over “Mighty Mouse” in Los Angeles, California. Five months later, Cejudo defended his title for the first time by knocking out then-Bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw in just 32 seconds.
Henry was then expected to rematch Dillashaw for his 135-pound title, but after “Viper” tested hot for EPO and suspended for two years, Henry was then lined up to face Marlon Moraes for the vacant title at UFC 238.
Should Cejudo get the win, the Olympic gold medalist, he will have collected four straight wins against the best both the Flyweight and Bantamweight division has to offer, putting him on track to potentially pass both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jon Jones as the pound-for-pound best in MMA.
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