At UFC 238, the question of why a title fight has to headline an Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-view card is being brought up again. In the main event, flyweight champion Henry Cejudo is moving up in weight to fight Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight crown. It’s a solid fight, no doubt, but is it the bout fans want to see the most? I doubt it.
Instead, the main attraction is Donald Cerrone vs. Tony Ferguson. To this point, the UFC even posted a promo dubbing it the “People’s Main Event.”
Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes official for UFC 238
Cejudo vs 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 vacant 135-pound title at UFC 238.
UFC 238 takes place June 8 at United Center in Chicago. The event’s main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN+ and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
With the addition to the card, the UFC 238 lineup includes:
Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes – for vacant bantamweight title
Champ Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Eye – for women’s flyweight title
Nina Ansaroff vs. Tatiana Suarez
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Joanne Calderwood
Blagoy Ivanov vs. Tai Tuivasa
Cejudo, the UFC’s current flyweight champion, and top-ranked bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes are scheduled to collide on June 8 at UFC 238 with the vacant 135-pound title on the line. The UFC announced the booking Wednesday.
Cejudo and Moraes will vie for the UFC bantamweight belt that was vacated by T.J. Dillashaw following his recent failed USADA drug test.
Cejudo (14-2) needed just 32 seconds to knock out Dillashaw this past January in Dillashaw’s failed bid for the flyweight title at UFC Brooklyn. The stunning victory punctuated a four-fight win streak for Cejudo, which also saw the Olympic gold medalist dethrone legendary flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson via split decision in August 2018.
Moraes (22-5-1), meanwhile, is the No. 1-ranked contender in the UFC’s bantamweight division. The former WSOF champion has won four consecutive fights against well-regarded foes John Dodson, Aljamain Sterling, Jimmie Rivera, and Raphael Assuncao. The last three of those names, Moraes finished inside the first round.
UFC 238 takes place at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event also features a women’s flyweight title bout between UFC champion Valentina Shevchenko and veteran challenger Jessica Eye.
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