Cejudo Gets Vacant Bantamweight Shot
While he may not get his rematch with T.J. Dillashaw, UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo will get his chance at the now-vacant UFC bantamweight title.
Dillashaw would shock the MMA world earlier this week after announcing he had failed a USADA drug test and would be suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission for one year.
UFC President Dana White made it clear following last night’s UFC event in Nashville that Cejudo will face off against former World Series Of Fighting champion and current number one contender, Marlon Moraes, for the title shot, as well as clear up the flyweight clutter with Jussier Formiga and Joseph Benavidez.
“I now have a plan. I didn’t have a plan before, but I now have a plan,” White said Saturday night on the ESPN+ post-fight show.
“It looks like we’re going to do the Moraes-Cejudo fight. They both want that fight really bad, seems like a good fight to make with the whole Dillashaw thing now. And then you do him (Formiga) versus (Joseph) Benavidez on the same card. Anything goes wrong, one of them can step up and take the fight, and then the winner of that fight is the guaranteed No. 1 contender for the next shot.”
Initial Report: MMA Fighting