UFC 238 goes down on Saturday, June 8th in Chicago
Two title fights headline that the card
Watch the chances for all the primary card conflicts below
The Octagon returns to Chicago, Illinois for UFC 238. The event promises to become among UFC’s top pay-per-views of the year. In the primary event, flyweight champion Henry Cejudo is going up in weight to fight Marlon Moraes for the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship. While in the co-main occasion, women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is seeking to defend her belt for the first time against Jessica Eye. Also on the card is possibly the best battle of the year in Tony Ferguson taking on Donald Cerrone.
The main card broadcasts live on pay-per-view at 10:00 p.m. ET, together with all the prelims on ESPN at 8:00 p.m. ET and the early prelims on ESPN+ at 6:15 p.m. ET.
UFC 238: Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes Odds
Fighter Odds at Bovada Odds at BetOnline
Henry Cejudo +105 +108
Marlon Moraes -135 -128
*All odds taken 06/02/19
Fight Record and Recent History
Cejudo (14-2) is coming from two shocking wins. To begin with, at UFC 227, he ended the dominant reign of Demetrious Johnson and won the flyweight belt by unanimous decision. Subsequently, at UFC Brooklyn in January, bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw was moving down to carry on Cejudo. Ultimately, the flyweight champion knocked Dillashaw out in just 32 minutes to defend his name. The Olympic gold medalist also has notable wins over the likes of Sergio Pettis, Jussier Formiga, and Wilson Reis, among others.
Moraes (22-5-1) is riding a four-fight winning streak with wins over Raphael Assuncao, Jimmie Rivera, Aljamain Sterling, and John Dodson. He’s defeated Sheymon Moraes back in World Series of Fighting when he was winner. His only loss in the UFC was his debut against Assuncao, but he got the win back earlier this year.
Cejudo vs Moraes Tale of the Tape
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There is a clear path to success for both Cejudo and Moraes in this fight. If the flyweight winner can utilize his Olympic wrestling because he did against Johnson then he will grind out a decision win. To get Moraes, he wants to utilize his explosiveness to stuff the takedowns and maintain Cejudo in a range where he can pick him apart with his jab.
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