UFC 238 goes down on Saturday, June 8th in Chicago
Two title fights headline the card
See the chances for all the primary card fights below
The Octagon returns 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 moving up in weight to combat Marlon Moraes for the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship. While in the co-main occasion, women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is seeking to shield 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 airs live on pay-per-view at 10:00 p.m. ET, with the prelims on ESPN at 8:00 p.m. ET along with 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 2 shocking wins. First, at UFC 227, he finished the dominant reign of Demetrious Johnson and won the flyweight belt with unanimous decision. Subsequently, in UFC Brooklyn in January, bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw was going down in weight to take on Cejudo. In the end, the flyweight champion knocked Dillashaw out in only 32 seconds 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’s also beaten Sheymon Moraes back in World Series of Fighting if he was winner. His only loss in the UFC was his debut from Assuncao, but he got the win back before this season.
Cejudo vs Moraes Tale of the Tape
32 Age 31
5’4??? Height 5’6???
64??? Reach 67???
3 UFC title fights 0
2 UFC finishes 3
There is a very clear path to success for both Cejudo and Moraes inside this fight. In the event the flyweight champion can utilize his Olympic wrestling because he did against Johnson then he will grind a decision triumph. To get Moraes, he needs to utilize his explosiveness to stuff that the takedowns and keep Cejudo at a range at which he could pick him apart with his jab.