This is such a terrific fight. Seriously.
All the people who said, “UFC 238 needed a fight like Ferguson vs. Cowboy to spice things up and get people interested” just don’t seem to understand what a truly outstanding piece of matchmaking this is.
Entering on a four-fight winning streak, Cejudo has the chance to close out one of the most insane years in UFC history with a win here. Last summer, he upset Demetrious Johnson to claim the flyweight title, and then in January, he knocked out then-bantamweight titleholder TJ Dillashaw in 32 seconds to defend said title. Now, he’s moving up a division in search of a second championship.
While the have been other “Champ Champs,” none of them rose to that level of distinction in less than a calendar year.
But you better believe that Moraes is ready, willing and able to turn Cejudo’s dream scenario into a real-life nightmare.
After landing on the wrong side of a split decision loss to Raphael Assuncao in his promotional debut two years ago, the former World Series of Fighting champion has rattled off four straight victories, edging out John Dodson on the cards before adding first-round stoppages of Sterling, Rivera, and Assuncao to his resume, completing the task in five minutes and seven seconds combined.
This is the best fight of the summer and I cannot wait for UFC 238 to get here!