UFC 238 goes down on Saturday, June 8th at Chicago
Two title fights headline that the card
See the odds for all the primary card conflicts below
The Octagon yields to Chicago, Illinois for UFC 238. The event promises to become one of UFC’s top pay-per-views of this year. At the primary event, flyweight champion Henry Cejudo is going up in weight to fight Marlon Moraes for the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship. Whilst in the co-main occasion, women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is looking to defend her belt for the first time against Jessica Eye. Also on the card is arguably the best fight of the year in Tony Ferguson taking on Donald Cerrone.
The principal card broadcasts live on pay-per-view at 10:00 p.m. ET, with all the prelims on ESPN at 8:00 p.m. ET along with 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. First, in UFC 227, he ended the dominant reign of Demetrious Johnson and won the flyweight belt with unanimous decision. Then, at UFC Brooklyn at January, bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw was moving down to carry on Cejudo. Ultimately, the flyweight champion knocked Dillashaw outside in only 32 minutes to defend his name. 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 defeated Sheymon Moraes back in World collection of Fighting if he was champion. His only loss from the UFC was his debut against Assuncao, but he got the win back earlier this year.
Cejudo vs Moraes Tale of the Tape
32 Age 31
5’4??? Height 5’6′ ???
64??? Reach 67???
3 UFC title conflicts 0
2 UFC finishes 3
There is a clear path to success for both Cejudo and Moraes inside this fight. In the event the flyweight champion can utilize his Olympic wrestling as he did against Johnson then he will grind out a decision win. For Moraes, he needs to use his explosiveness to stuff that the takedowns and maintain Cejudo in a range at which he could pick him besides his jab.