UFC 238: Henry Cejudo beats Marlon Moraes

UFC 238: Henry Cejudo beats Marlon Moraes

That win set the stage for a long-awaited rematch with Demetrious Johnson for the UFC flyweight title, with Cejudo earning the victory by a controversial split decision, ending Mighty Mouse's six-year reign as champion. A win would make him one of the few dual belt champions in UFC history and would only add to his case for being one of the best ever. However, at Saturday's post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White claimed that flyweight isn't going anywhere. "I want to start getting paid", Cejudo said. After some success over the a year ago, Henry Cejudo is ready to take it to the next level and claim the bantamweight over his opponent.

Moraes picked apart Cejudo to open the first round, snapping lefts and rights before tearing him down with bruising leg kicks. 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. Posturing up one last time, Cejudo unloaded with more elbows and punches to the head of the downed Moraes, prompting the referee to step in and stop the contest with nine seconds left in the round. The two traded haymakers as the round came to a close.

Cejudo defeated Marlon Moraes to take home the vacant 135-pound strap.

Those being former champions Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbardnt, as well as bantamweight legend Urijah Faber. The main card starts at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN pay-per-view. If you want to know how to watch the event online, then you can catch all the action on ESPN+ which is actually offering a big discount for new subscribers.

Cejudo fought through more than his described ankle injury, of course.

In doing so, Cejudo joined the exclusive group of fighters who have held titles in two weight classes.

Moraes (22-6-1) saw his four-fight winning streak come to an end. For Moraes, it was just his second loss since 2011.

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