Earlier this week, UFC fighter and flyweight champion Henry Cejudo called himself the best combat sports athlete in the history of the world and that he has the resume to back it up. That's what I want. "I knew Marlon was throwing a lot of power, and when you put everything into your power, you get burned", Cejudo said.
Ferguson says he is happy to run that fight back but he also called out Conor McGregor and declared he wanted the victor of the undisputed lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier. Cejudo is a genuine MMA champ-champ now that he's claimed the vacant bantamweight strap.
"I want to start getting paid", Cejudo said. The media had asked me and I had sprained my left ankle, but I still wanted to fight. Moraes punished the flyweight champion with leg kicks, impeding Cejudo's ability to establish his range.
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Cejudo was up against it after a tough opening round that saw him dominated by Moraes, who appeared to be completely controlling the action.
Cejudo picked up where he left off in the third, immediately going after Moraes's head with jab after jab. Eventually, his boxing took over in a wild Round 2 before a series of brutal knees to the face from the clinch visibly weakened Moraes.
Despite not finishing the submission, Cejudo kept the pressure on and pinned Moraes against the cage, on his back. Midway through the second, Cejudo and Moraes picked up the pace, standing and exchanging in the middle of the Octagon.
Valentina Shevchenko's first title defense ended in highlight-reel fashion. With the rare loss, Moraes' mark drops to 22-6-1.