UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo defeated Marlon Moraes in the main event of UFC 238 to gain the vacant men’s bantamweight championship.
Henry Cejudo keeps overcoming milestones. His latest…UFC “Double Champion.”
Cejudo earned a third round TKO over Marlon Moraes in the main event of UFC 238 to gain the vacant men’s bantamweight championship.
Moraes took command in the first round, utilizing an attack of leg kicks, and counterstrikes. However, Cejudo was much more agressive in the second and third rounds en rout to a TKO stoppage at 4:51 of of round 3.
With the victory, Cejudo becomes the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously. Others to hold the same distinction are Conor McGregor (featherweight, lightweight), Daniel Cormier (light heavyweight, heavyweight), and Amanda Nunes (bantamweight, featherweight).
After the fight Cejudo declared that he wanted to “get paid” and take on various bantamweight contenders. Cejudo also indicated that he would like to challenge for the featherweight title.
On the pay-per-view broadcast, the announcers referred to Cejudo as possibly “The greatest combat sports athlete in history” citing the dual-championship status, and Cejudo’s gold medal in wrestling from the 2008 Olympics.
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