Henry Cejudo took another step towards combat immortality last night (Sat., June 8, 2019) at UFC 238 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside United Center in Chicago, Ill., when he stopped Marlon Moraes in the third round of their bantamweight title fight to become a two-division UFC champion.
Cejudo, who came into the main event bout as the UFC’s flyweight champion, looked lost in the early going of the bout before turning it on in the third round and sending ”Magic” packing with an impressive TKO finish (highlights HERE). As a result, Cejudo joins the like of Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, and Amanda Nunes as the only UFC fighters to simultaneously hold two titles.
After the fight, McGregor reached out to Cejudo via Twitter to congratulate “Messenger” and welcome him to the Mount Rushmore of UFC double champs.
Congratulations Henry Cejudo! Welcome to the club https://t.co/xF2BHGfr9n— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 9, 2019
“Congratulations Henry Cejudo! Welcome to the club,” wrote McGregor.
Now the owner of two UFC belts, Cejudo will begin to creep into the discussion as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet, especially considering he knocked all-time great Demetrious Johnson out of UFC last year. Add in the fact that Cejudo also owns an Olympic gold medal and he may go down as one of the best combat athletes of all time.
As of now, none of the UFC’s four double champs have ever defended a title while holding both belts. Nunes will have the chance to do so next month at UFC 239 when she defends her bantamweight crown against Holly Holm but her featherweight strap is tied to a division barely in existence. For Cejudo, he’ll have a chance to reign supreme over two weight classes and further prove that flyweights deserve to stick around.
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