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Henry Cejudo set for new title defence against UFC legend!

The king of cringe is back, as Henry Cejudo goes to enemy territory to defend his bantamweight title against one of the UFC's best

May 9th, the UFC returns to Sao Paolo on May 9th with UFC 250. Now there have been several reports made and it seems that the UFC is targeting a main event between bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo and former featherweight champion Jose Aldo. The fight is not yet official, but this is the fight the UFC are trying to make, and both all parties seem to be in agreement.

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In his past couple fights, Cejudo has adopted a much more brash and outlandish persona. He defeated Demetrious Johnson to earn his first UFC title after a close, five round fight. He then defended it against former bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw, winning via first round TKO. Cejudo then moved up to bantamweight, challenging Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title, winning via TKO once more.

Aldo lost his featherweight title to Max Holloway in 2017 via TKO. The Brazilian began 2019 with a TKO win over countryman Renato Moicano. He then went on to lose a decision to Alexander Volkanovski – Who would go on to become featherweight champion. Aldo then moved down to bantamweight, challenging the above mentioned Moraes. After a three round battle, Moraes was awarded a controversial split decision win. The controversial nature of the bout is most likely what prompted the UFC to give Aldo a title shot.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com

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