UFC 238 will take place from the United Center in Chicago. The event will showcase two different title fights.
UFC men’s flyweight champion Henry Cejudo will face Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight championship. The title became vacant when former champion TJ Dillashaw was forced to relinquish the title after testing positive for EPO.
In the co-main event, women’s flyweight Valentina Shevchenko will defend her title against Jessica Eye. Shevchenko won the title when she defeated Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 231 in December. While Eye is 3-0 since moving the the flyweight division.
Aside from the title contests, UFC 238 will feature a lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Tony Ferguson.
The main card will only be available for purchase on pay-per-view via ESPN+. For current ESPN+ subscribers, the event will cost $59.99. The prelim portion of the card will air on linear-cable network ESPN. The early preliminaries will take place on UFC Fight Pass.
On the fifth episode of UFC’s “Embedded” series for UFC 238, we get a glimpse of the UFC 238 staredowns.
Official UFC description:
On Episode 5 of UFC 238 Embedded, flyweight champion Henry Cejudo throws out the first pitch at Wrigley field and discusses the card’s depth with UFC President Dana White. The stars and styles come out at Ultimate Media Day. Lightweights Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Tony Ferguson agree to put on a barnburner; after facing off with flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, challenger Jessica Eye gets inside info from Shevchenko’s former opponent, double champ Amanda Nunes. During the main event staredown, Marlon Moraes is more affected by a heckler in attendance than by Cejudo’s prop comedy. UFC 238 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights taking place Saturday, June 8th on Pay-Per-View.
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