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Henry Cejudo Targets Brandon Moreno for Mexican Independence Day

Former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo is setting his sights on a new target as he continues his fighting career. Despite recent setbacks in his quest to regain the bantamweight title, Cejudo has committed to staying in the octagon and has a specific opponent in mind for his next fight.



Henry Cejudo


Following a loss to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 298, Cejudo had initially hinted at retirement but has now decided to stay active. He has expressed his desire to fight former two-time flyweight champion Brandon Moreno, who recently lost a split decision to Brandon Royval at a UFC Fight Night event.


Cejudo made his intentions clear in a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, calling for a showdown with Moreno on September 14 at the Sphere in Las Vegas, coinciding with Mexican Independence Day. Cejudo sees the matchup as a clash between the Mexican-American and true Mexican, making it an ideal fight for the occasion.


Despite their previous friendship, Cejudo and Moreno's relationship soured after they were on opposing teams on The Ultimate Fighter 24. Moreno then helped Joseph Benavidez prepare to face Cejudo in 2016, leading to a rift between the two fighters.


While Moreno had hoped to earn a title shot with a win in his last fight, his loss to Royval has left his future uncertain. However, with Cejudo's callout, a rematch between the former friends turned rivals could be on the cards, adding an intriguing storyline to the potential matchup.

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