Henry Cejudo Facing Stiff Test Against Marlon Moraes

Published on June 7th, 2019 11:48 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
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There is a UFC title fight coming up in the bantamweight division.  Bet on it! Henry Cejudo will look to become another "champ champ" when he battles Marlon Moraes for the vacant Bantamweight title in the main event of UFC 238 on Saturday night.

While this is an intriguing fight, there is also a dark shadow looming over the event, as a Cejudo victory would almost certainly assure the end of the Flyweight division, which seems to be on its way out.

Cejudo and Moraes are fighting for the Bantamweight title that was vacated by TJ Dillashaw, who dropped his title after testing positive for a banned substance.

Cejudo vs Moraes is a very intriguing match-up that could absolutely go either way.

Cejudo is a very accomplished wrestler that has shown that he has knockout power in his hands.

Moraes, on the other hand, has a tremendous amount of power for a Bantamweight, as he has finished his last three opponents in the first round, with two of those victories coming via knockout.

Both men have shown that they can end a fight early, so don't be surprised if this battle doesn't go the distance.


Let's take a look at the odds for this fight:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: June 7th, 2019 11:15 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Henry Cejudo, 2.20
Marlon Moraes, 1.70

Method of Victory

Cejudo by KO, TKO or DQ, 4.33
Cejudo by Decision or Technical Decision, 3.60
Moraes by KO, TKO or DQ, 2.20
Moraes by Decision or Technical Decision, 6.00
Draw, 67.00

Will Fight Go The Distance?

Yes, 2.37
No, 1.53


Cejudo will need to control the fight using his wrestling and stay in Moraes' face, as Moraes possesses tremendous striking and can end this fight at any time.

Moraes, however, has a black belt in BJJ and is more than proficient on the ground, so he might not be uncomfortable if Cejudo takes him to the ground. For Moraes, however, the key to victory will likely lie in keeping his distance and getting his power shots off.


This is a fascinating fight that is very hard to handicap.

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