UFC 238 Results: Henry Cejudo Becomes Two-Division Champ After Third-Round Win Over Marlon Moraes! (Highlights)

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Henry Cejudo Stops Marlon Moraes, Becomes Two-Division King After A Third-Round TKO!

 

UFC 238 PPV (Pay-Per-View) event is going down live now (Saturday, June 8, 2019) from inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The current UFC Flyweight champion and Olympic gold medal owner Henry Cejudo is looking to win the vacant Bantamweight title, and he clashes against top 135-pound contender, BJJ black belt, Muay Thai black prajiad,  and the former WSOF king Marlon Moraes in the main event of the evening.

The third man in charge of this contest is Marc Goddard. Top Flyweight meets top Bantamweight. The championship battle kicks off!

 

Round 1

Marlon Moraes attacks with a leg kick, and now high kick, Henry blocks. Low kick Moraes, who rushes forward, and delivers a left hook.

High kick Cejudo, blocked, and now he eats a dangerous low kick!!! Cejudo shoots in for a single-leg takedown, Moraes escapes well.

Low kick Moraes, followed by a body kick, Cejudo must change something otherwise he will lose this contest. Body kick Cejudo, but he eats a big punch, Moraes dominates for now. Low kick Moraes, he uses his reach advantage well. 10-9 Moraes, the end of the round.

 

Round 2

Cejudo misses with a high kick, Marlon moves well. Cejudo pressures, but Marlon counters well and moves forward. Left hook Henry, followed by a good low kick, it seems he cuts the distance well now, Moraes faces big problems at the moment.

Low kick Cejudo, but Moraes drops him with his low kick, great counter.

Overhand right Cejudo and Moraes is rocked!!!

But the Brazilian fires back with a right hand, what is this guy made of?! Head kick Moraes, Cejudo eats it and continues fighting.

Cejudo clinches Moraes, these are big knees to the chin!!! Wow, these are dangerous and painful strikes, and Cejudo isn’t even a Muay Thai fighter. Amazing!

 

Fighters throwing bombs over and over. Awesome round, but it ends, 10-9 Cejudo.

 

Round 3

Cejudo advances, ducks under, Marlon on the fence. Double under-hooks for Henry. Eye gauge, the referee restarts the contest, no warning.

Cejudo cracks Moraes open with uppercuts, and more knees. Henry Cejudo presses Marlon Moraes against the fence and snaps him down with an anaconda choke, but it is not deep.

Cejudo sits on the top, Moraes trying to get up, and threatens with an armbar. Wow, great elbows by Cejudo, who repositions to half-guard.

More elbows and hammer-fists, the referee stops the fight. TKO win for Cejudo!

 

Final Result: Henry Cejudo def. Marlon Moraes via TKO (Elbows and Punches) R3, 4:51

Check out the highlight reel below.

 

 

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1137589824217464833

Marlon Moraes drops to 22-6-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC, Henry Cejudo  improves the score to 15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC.

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