UFC 238 goes on Saturday, June 8th in Chicago
Two title fights headline the card
Watch the chances for all the main card conflicts below
The Octagon returns to Chicago, Illinois for UFC 238. The event promises to be one of UFC’s top pay-per-views of the year. At the primary event, flyweight champion Henry Cejudo is going up in weight to combat Marlon Moraes for its vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship. Whilst in the co-main occasion, women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is looking to shield her belt for the first time against Jessica Eye. Also on the card is arguably the best battle of the year in Tony Ferguson taking on Donald Cerrone.
The principal card airs live on pay-per-view at 10:00 p.m. ET, with the prelims on ESPN at 8:00 p.m. ET and the ancient 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 Present History
Cejudo (14-2) is coming from two shocking wins. First, at UFC 227, he ended the dominant reign of Demetrious Johnson and won the flyweight belt by unanimous decision. Then, in UFC Brooklyn at January, bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw was going down to carry on Cejudo. Ultimately, the flyweight champion knocked Dillashaw outside in just 32 minutes to defend his title. The Olympic gold medalist also has noteworthy wins over the likes of Sergio Pettis, Jussier Formiga, and Wilson Reis, amongst 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 has also beaten Sheymon Moraes back in World collection of Fighting if he was champion. His only loss from the UFC was that his debut against Assuncao, but he got the win back earlier this season.
Cejudo vs Moraes Tale of the Tape
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There is a clear path to success for both Cejudo and Moraes inside this fight. If the flyweight champion can utilize his Olympic wrestling as he did against Johnson afterward he’ll grind out a decision triumph. To get Moraes, he needs to utilize his explosiveness to stuff the takedowns and maintain Cejudo in a range where he can pick him besides his jab.
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