‘Flyweight Savior’ Henry Cejudo Reveals Target Date For Bantamweight Title Fight

Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo claims he’s the UFC’s ‘flyweight savior.’ You might find it odd that Cejudo reveals the target date for a bantamweight title fight as a result.

Cejudo did just that on today’s episode of “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,” first claiming he was the savior’ of the 125-pound division, which has been rumored to be dissolved:

But despite that talk, Cejudo isn’t backing it up by fighting in the division. The UFC is targeting a bantamweight title fight between him and Marlon Moraes after former champion TJ Dillashaw relinquished the belt due to a failed drug test.

READ MORE:  Manager confirms Islam Makhachev set to fight twice this year ahead of expected UFC return

Cejudo appears fully on board with that, telling Helwani he’s not afraid of ‘Magic’ and even wants to fight his training partner Frankie Edgar:


Cejudo did give some half-veiled compliments to Moraes, however, calling more dangerous stylistically than his last opponent Dillashaw was:

Finally, Cejudo revealed the target date for his proposed showdown with Moraes, citing a potential main event at June’s UFC 238 from Chicago, Illinois:

A rematch, this time for ‘The Viper’s’ formerly-held bantamweight title, was teased after Cejudo finished Dillashaw in January. But if his USADA violation proves to be legitimate, Cejudo said he would never fight him again:

READ MORE:  Francis Ngannou opens as massive betting favorite to beat Renan Ferreira in expected PFL debut