Deiveson Figueiredo Addresses Potential Matchups with Demetrious Johnson, Henry Cejudo

Deiveson Figueiredo left nothing to chance at UFC Fight Night 172. View full post on Recent News on

Deiveson Figueiredo angles for Demetrious Johnson, Henry Cejudo fights after UFC title win

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images ABU DHABI — UFC president Dana White wants Deiveson Figueiredo to defend his belt flyweight title at least twice now that the company finally has a new 125-pound king. But Figueiredo has different plans. Speaking to the media after an impressive one-round beatdown of Joseph Benavidez in […]

UFC 251 video: Makwan Amirkhani sleeps Danny Henry with anaconda choke on Fight Island

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Makwan Amirkhani pulled off the second finish of UFC 251’s preliminary card with some slick grappling skills against Danny Henry. Amirkhani choked out Henry with an anaconda choke after switching up from a guillotine choke as Henry tried to right himself after a takedown. Referee Leon Roberts checked Henry’s arm […]

Alexander Volkanovski ‘Needs to Be Compensated’ for Potential Matchup with Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo recently claimed that a featherweight title shot against Alexander Volkanovski could

Danny Henry Fighting Full-Time

While the pandemic has affected Danny Henry’s ability to work, it’s led to fighting full-time and more time with his son Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Coach Eric Albarracin: Henry Cejudo will only return Alexander Volkanovski legacy bout

It seems there’s only one thing that can bring Henry Cejudo back to MMA. Cejudo, the former UFC bantamweight and flyweight champion, retired in May after defending his 135-pound title against Dominick Cruz in the co-main event of UFC 249. The retirement caught many by surprise, as Cejudo was considered at the height of his star […]

UFC free fight: Joseph Benavidez edges Henry Cejudo in a back-and-forth battle

After numerous spats on the “Ultimate Fighter,” Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo got to settle their rivalry in the octagon. Benavidez (28-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) faced Cejudo in the co-main event of the TUF 24 Finale in 2016, sharing the card with numerous flyweights that they coached during the season. Both fighters came out aggressively, with […]

UFC 251 Update: 2 Bouts Including Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry Slated in July

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has now added the 11th and 12th bouts on its upcoming pay-per-view in June. View full post on Recent News on

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, June 9: Take a look at bantamweight, sans Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo insists his fighting days are done, and after giving him a little cooling off period, the newest edition of the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA rankings reflect his removal from the bantamweight division. “Triple C” may return at some point if he’s given an opportunity to compete for the UFC’s featherweight title, but […]

Henry Cejudo Says Title Bout vs. Alexander Volkanovski Could Lure Him out of Retirement

There’s only one fight that could really tempt Henry Cejudo to end his retirement from mixed martial arts. View full post on Recent News on

Henry Cejudo willing to return from retirement to seek third title against Alexander Volkanovski

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Cejudo is content in retirement, but there’s one fight that would convince the former two-division UFC champion to make his return. Prior to his win over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249, Cejudo had hinted at another change in divisions while seeking a fight against featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski. Even before […]

Cory Sandhagen glad ‘annoying’ Henry Cejudo retired, not bothered by Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan

Cory Sandhagen is enjoying how things are unfolding in his weight class. There’s been plenty going on in the UFC’s 135-pound division, as several legends have returned, notable names have dropped down in weight to test the waters, and high-profile bouts have been booked. But most significantly, champion Henry Cejudo retired from the sport and […]

Henry Cejudo wants to box Ryan Garcia, says talks for Saudi Arabia fight ongoing

Former UFC two-division champion Henry Cejudo apparently doesn’t plan on staying retired from all active competition. Cejudo, the former flyweight and bantamweight champion, announced his retirement from MMA last month following his second-round stoppage win over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. Cejudo relinquished the 135-pound title and has been removed from the UFC rankings, but […]

Dana White gives updates on Conor McGregor’s return, Henry Cejudo’s retirement, Zuffa Boxing, ‘Fight Island’

LAS VEGAS – Dana White has a lot on his plate these days. With resuming the UFC’s event schedule amid an ongoing global pandemic, while dealing with the daily ins and outs of the fight game, the UFC president has plenty to handle. In the lead up to Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 9, White spoke […]

Dana White confirms Henry Cejudo retired, Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo targeted for vacant bantamweight title

Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo could challenge Petr Yan for the bantamweight title left vacant by Henry Cejudo. UFC President Dana White announced the potential bout on Wednesday during an episode of ESPN’s Sports Center, adding there isn’t an immediate timeline or location for the title fight. A person […]

Cory Sandhagen: I think Henry Cejudo is retired ‘for the amount the UFC pays him now’

Cory Sandhagen definitely isn’t a fan of the “King of Cringe,” but he’s got a lot of respect for recently retired UFC champion Henry Cejudo. “Cejudo’s just such a good competitor,” Sandhagen told MMA Fighting. “He acts like an idiot online, but the guy knows how to fight. At the end of the day, that’s […]

Photos: Best of Henry Cejudo

Check out these photos highlighting UFC champ Henry Cejudo’s career through the years. View full post on MMA Junkie

Henry Cejudo issues statement after UFC removes champion status

Henry Cejudo is no longer the UFC bantamweight champion. Sunday, Cejudo (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) was removed from the championship slot on the official UFC rankings. One day later, the Olympic gold medalist issued a statement on Twitter – his first as a former UFC champion. In the statement, Cejudo thanked UFC president Dana White, […]

UFC Bantamweight Title Vacant Following Henry Cejudo’s Retirement

It appears that the Ultimate Fighting Championship is taking Henry Cejudo at his word. View full post on Recent News on

UFC bantamweight title officially vacated following Henry Cejudo’s retirement

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC bantamweight division officially needs a new champion. In the wake of Henry Cejudo announcing his retirement following a win over Dominick Cruz at UFC 246, the 135-pound title has been vacated. That’s according to UFC officials, who confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Sunday following the release of […]

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