Cejudo versus Moraes : flyweight champion Henry Cejudo(14-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) will take on bantamweight No. 1 contender Marlon Moraes (22-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) for the empty 135-pound title at UFC 238.
UFC 238 happens June 8 at United Center in Chicago. The occasion’s fundamental card pretense live on pay-per-see following prelims on ESPN+ and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
With the expansion to the card, the UFC 238 lineup incorporates:
Henry Cejudo versus Marlon Moraes – for empty bantamweight title
Champ Valentina Shevchenko versus Jessica Eye – for ladies’ flyweight title
Nina Ansaroff versus Tatiana Suarez
Katlyn Chookagian versus Joanne Calderwood
Blagoy Ivanov versus Tai Tuivasa
Cejudo, the UFC’s present flyweight champion, and top-positioned bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes are booked to crash on June 8 at UFC 238 with the empty 135-pound title on hold. The UFC declared the booking Wednesday.
Cejudo and Moraes will strive for the UFC bantamweight belt that was emptied by T.J. Dillashaw following his ongoing fizzled USADA sedate test.
Cejudo (14-2) required only 32 seconds to thump out Dillashaw this past January in Dillashaw’s fizzled offer for the flyweight title at UFC Brooklyn. The staggering triumph punctuated a four-battle win streak for Cejudo, which additionally observed the Olympic gold medalist depose amazing flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson through split choice in August 2018.
Moraes (22-5-1), in the mean time, is the No. 1-positioned contender in the UFC’s bantamweight division. The previous WSOF champion has won four back to back battles against well-respected adversaries John Dodson, Aljamain Sterling, Jimmie Rivera, and Raphael Assuncao. The last three of those names, Moraes completed inside the first round.
UFC 238 happens at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The occasion additionally includes a ladies’ flyweight title session between UFC champion Valentina Shevchenko and veteran challenger Jessica Eye.