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UFC Fight Night 78 results: Henry Cejudo splits Jussier Formiga in Monterrey

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"The Messenger" wasn't dominant, but he got his tenth career victory to remain undefeated.

Henry Cejudo (10-0) defeated Jussier Formiga (8-4) via split decision at UFC Fight Night 78 on last night (Sat., Nov. 21, 2015) inside Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.

It was a very competitive fight, but in the end, the judges narrowly sided with Cedjudo. Two judges scored it 30-27 for Cejudo (the other had it 29-28 for Formiga).

Formiga blocked several of Cedjudo's one-two combinations to start things off in the first round. The No. 3-ranked UFC Flyweight landed an overhand right and some knees to the body in the clinch. Cejudo, an Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, clinched up several times while Formiga came forward to strike, but did not attempt to take down the Brazilian.

WIth just seconds left in the round, "The Messenger" grabbed a single leg and landed a trip for the takedown right before the round concluded.

Both fighters came out swinging aggressively to start the second frame, but neither could take command of the bout. Cejudo, the No. 5-ranked UFC Flyweight, and Formiga, each moved in and out on the other and both landed with occasional success while battling for position in the clinch.

The final frame was very similar to the second, with neither fighter being able to take control of the action. WIth a little under two minutes left, Cejudo pushed Formiga into the fence and began to work for a single-leg takedown. Cejudo looked to control the posture of Formiga, while the Nova Uniao fighter looked to land a trip.

Cejudo, 28, is now undefeated (4-0) in UFC and could be next in line to take on the division champion Demetrious Johnson. Meanwhile, Formiga has his three-fight win streak snapped and is now 4-3 in the UFC.

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