It looks like a top bantamweight contender will be decided at UFC 238 if Pedro Munhoz and Aljamain Sterling throwdown as expected.

The news was first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.

UFC 238 will take place on June 8 in Chicago, Illinois. The main event will crown a new bantamweight champion after T.J. Dillashaw relinquished the title due to a failed USADA drug test.

While either Henry Cejudo or Marlon Moraes will leave Chicago with the 135-pound title, the winner of the Munhoz – Sterling fight should become the de facto No. 1 contender.

Munhoz is riding an impressive three-fight winning streak. He most recently defeated former champion Cody Garbrandt at UFC 235. As for Sterling. He is also on a three-fight winning streak. His last loss came at the hands of Moraes who competes in the main event of the evening.

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