Video: Cejudo comes back to TKO Moraes, become two-division champ
Watch video from the UFC 238 main event title fight.
Headlining UFC 238 was a bantamweight title bout between Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes. Flyweight champ Cejudo had lofty goals of winning his second belt in as much divisions, and in the first round, it was looking like Moraes had his number.
Cejudo, who was already limping, managed to adjust and eventually win the bantamweight title in the third round. The Olympic gold medalist is now also a two-division UFC champion.
Watch footage from the title bout below, along with a snippet from our play-by-play:
Round 3 - Cejudo coming out much more aggressively. Straight right connects for the flyweight champ. Knee in the clinch by Cejudo. Moraes exits the tie-up and lands a leg kick. Clubbing right by Moraes and now Cejudo has been poked in the eye. Fight resumes and they touch gloves. Head kick by Moraes, Cejudo goes for the takedown but can’t get it. Good combo and clinch knees by Cejudo. Short inside elbow by Moraes. Cejudo is dominating in the clinch and maintaining a fast pace. Henry with a front headlock. He’s going for a choke! Moraes fends it off but Cejudo slams home a big knee to the body. Marlon threatens an armbar but now he eats big hammerfists instead as Cejudo pounds away on top. Cejudo dropping down the hard elbows! Thirty seconds left and Moraes is in trouble. Big ground-and-pound by Cejudo! Moraes is hurt and exhausted! He’s not defending these shots! Punches and hammerfists aplenty and Marc Goddard stops it! Henry Cejudo is a double-champion!
Official result: Henry Cejudo def. Marlon Moraes by TKO (strikes) at 4:51 of round 3 to win the UFC men’s bantamweight title