For the vacant bantamweight belt!Flyweight champ @HenryCejudo takes on No. 1 bantamweight @MMarlonMoraes in the main event at #UFC238! pic.twitter.com/hieInfqXXf— UFC (@ufc) March 27, 2019The belt was vacated last week after it was learned T.J. Dillashaw had failed a drug test.MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year Cejudo (14-2) will ride a four-fight winning streak into the bout. In his last outing, he knocked out Dillashaw in 32 seconds at January’s UFC Brooklyn event. Before that, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in wrestling upset reigning champion Demetrious Johnson by split decision at UFC 227 last August. Moraes (22-5-1), a former World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion, is one of the hottest fighters in the UFC. He has won four consecutive bouts, beating John Dodson, Aljamain Sterling, Jimmie Rivera and Raphael Assuncao. The 30-year-old finished off Sterling, Rivera, and Assuncao inside the first round.UFC 238 will also feature Valentina Shevchenko defending her women’s flyweight title for the first time against Jessica Eye. It won’t take long for a new UFC bantamweight champion to be crowned.The UFC announced Wednesday that flyweight champion Henry Cejudo will move up to 135 pounds to take on No. 1 contender Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight belt in the main event of UFC 238 on June 8 at United Center in Chicago.
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