Henry Cejudo has been proudly carrying the “underdog” label throughout his career. But in his last couple of outings, he has managed to show the world that underdogs can and do win.
The past Saturday night, Cejudo successfully defended not just his hard earned flyweight belt but also, possibly, the life of UFC’s lightest division amongst men. In a fight that lasted merely over half a minute, Cejudo stunned Dillashaw with strikes and knocked him out for a TKO victory.
Prior to this fight, Henry went toe-to-toe with the best pound for pound fighter in Demetrious Johnson, gaining a split decision victory. What was common between both the fights was that Cejudo was the lesser likely to be the winner in the eyes of the viewers.
The UFC couldn't make Demetrious vs. Dillashaw, and so Cejudo just went ahead and took care of them both.
— Chuck Mindenhall (@ChuckMindenhall) January 20, 2019
Online prediction app Verdict released its statistics regarding the fighters picked by fans to win the fight. The data showed that both the times, more than 70 percent of the audience thought that Cejudo will lose.
77% predicted Henry Cejudo to lose to Demetrious Johnson.
71% predicted Henry Cejudo to lose to TJ Dillashaw. pic.twitter.com/SsOREeQYJ9
— Verdict (@VerdictMMA) January 20, 2019
Despite the win, UFC President Dana White believed it was an early stoppage along with Dillashaw wh thinks the same.
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