Earlier this year, Henry Cejudo shocked the Mixed Martial Arts world when he knocked out bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw in just 32 seconds to successfully defend his flyweight title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Since then TJ Dillashaw has suspended for two years for using banned substance by USADA. Although the initial plan for Cejudo was to move up in weight class and rematch Dillashaw at bantamweight. But now, Cejudo is fighting Marlos Moraes for the vacant title this weekend at UFC 238 in Illinois.
Before the fight, there is a lot of back and forth going on between Marlon Moraes and Henry Cejudo. Now Moraes has said that Cejudo’s win over Dillashaw was a fluke.
“We all got holes and matchups make champions and I think Henry Cejudo is a great matchup for me,” Moraes told MMA Junkie Radio. “I’m very confident in all I see him doing in the cage. Of course, he beat a legend, Demetrious Johnson. He beat, in my opinion, another guy that can be a legend in the future – T.J. Dillashaw, he’s a great martial artist.
“But we didn’t get to see much his last fight. I think T.J. got what you need to beat Henry. I think it was a fluke, it was just a matter (of) day. That was Henry’s day. But I worked hard. I’m well prepared for this fight. And I don’t want no flukes. I’m going out there. Perform, perform well and win. And leave no doubt who’s the best 135-pounder now.” (h/t – MMA Junkie)
Do you guys think that Cejudo’s victory over Dillashaw as a fluke? Who wins this weekend?