On Saturday, June 8, the UFC hosted UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes from the United Center in Chicago.
In the night’s main event, the promotion crowned a new bantamweight king as flyweight titleholder Henry Cejudo moved up in weight to take on Brazilian Marlon Moraes. The belt was without an owner after T.J. Dillashaw was suspended two years by the USADA. Cejudo was last in action against Dillashaw, when Dillashaw dropped down to challenge for the 125-pound belt. Cejudo stopped Dillashaw in the first round to retain his title. Moraes, meanwhile, is a former World Series of Fighting champion who had scored three straight first-round finishes to earn his shot at gold.
The co-main event also featured gold on the line as women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defended her title against No. 1 contender Jessica Eye.
The action kicked off at 6:15 p.m. ET with four fights streaming on ESPN+. Four additional preliminary-card bouts followed on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card airing on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
Henry Cejudo def. Marlon Moraes by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 4:51 – for vacant bantamweight title
Valentina Shevchenko def. Jessica Eye by knockout (head kick). Round 2, 0:26 – for women’s flyweight title
Tony Ferguson def. Donald Cerrone by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2, 5:00
Petr Yan def. Jimmie Rivera by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Blagoy Ivanov def. Tai Tuivasa by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Tatiana Suarez def. Nina Ansaroff by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Aljamain Sterling def. Pedro Munhoz by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Alexa Grasso def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Calvin Kattar def. Ricardo Lamas by knockout (punches). Round 1, 4:06
Yan Xiaonan def. Angela Hill by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Darren Stewart def. Bevon Lewis by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Eddie Wineland def. Grigorii Popov by knockout (punches). Round 2, 4:47
Katlyn Chookagian def. Joanne Calderwood by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
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