Cejudo against Moraes is one more great fight of Ultimate Fighting Championship. It’s the main event of UFC 238 which will take place Chicago, Illinois. It’s the bantamweight (135 pounds) bout for the UFC bantamweight title. Both fighters will have a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this bout here below.
On the 8th of June, in the main event of the evening 2008 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and UFC flyweight reigning champion of the world Henry “The Messenger” Cejudo (14-2) will face #1 bantamweight in UFC bantamweight division Marlon “Magic” Moraes (22-5-1) at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw was suspended in March due to a failed drug test after a fight for UFC flyweight title against Henry Cejudo in January. UFC decided to vacate his bantamweight title so this fight will be for the vacant UFC bantamweight title.
Henry Cejudo’s last two fights were the most important in his UFC career. First, back at UFC 227 after thrilling five rounds battle he defeated probably the best ex-champion in the UFC – Demetrious Johnson by the decision and became the new flyweight champion of the world. Then he defended his flyweight title against UFC bantamweight then-champion T.J. Dillashaw by knocking him out cold in the first minute of the fight. Now he is looking forward to becoming a two-division champion simultaneously. Also, Henry Cejudo is 2008 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling. “The Messenger” is an extremely dangerous fighter in every aspect. He can wrestle till death, he has vicious knockdowns but also he can box all five rounds and knock opponents out. Also, Cejudo is an incredible athlete by MMA standards – he is very fast, powerful and strong in the clinch.
Marlon Moraes’s stats are incredible. He won 17 (!) of his last 18 fights. He hasn’t lost in the Octagon for nearly 2 years and he is now on the four-fight winning streak including spectacular KO (knee) win against Aljamain Sterling. “Magic” is former WSOF Bantamweight Champion. He is a very hungry dangerous fighter, natural born killer. His striking is very solid, he lands tons of kicks in the fight. Moraes is also a heavy puncher, can knock out anybody in the division. His wrestling is and submission game quite good. He will be a very serious challenge for Henry Cejudo.
These fighters never met each other in the octagon.
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