Henry Cejudo to be stripped of flyweight belt Joseph Benavidez-Deiveson Figueiredo focused – MMA Junkie


(Editor’s observe: Original facts of Henry Cejudo getting stripped of his title was inaccurate. Tale current at 11:forty six p.m. ET)

The UFC flyweight division is transferring on with out Henry Cejudo.

There are designs in place for Cejudo (fifteen-two MMA, nine-two UFC) to relinquish the one hundred twenty five-pound belt in purchase to established up a bout for the vacant championship concerning Joseph Benavidez  and Deiveson Figueiredo for UFC on ESPN+ 27.

MMA Junkie verified the information and facts about Cejudo relinquishing the belt, as very well as the prepared title fight reserving, with numerous individuals shut to the predicament next an initial report about the matchup from BJPenn.com. A UFC official afterwards confirmed the news to MMA Junkie.

UFC on ESPN+ 27 will take put Feb. 29 at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Va. The card will stream on ESPN+.

Benavidez (28-five MMA, 15-three UFC), who’s on a a few-struggle profitable streak, has been on standby waiting around for a title shot given that beating Jussier Formiga at UFC on ESPN 3 in June. He desired the rematch with Cejudo, who he defeat by split choice in December 2016, but was Alright getting a diverse battle if he was not returning to a hundred twenty five pounds.

He without a doubt won’t be, and now Benavidez will just take on Figueiredo (seventeen-one MMA, 6-one UFC), who has missing just when in his eighteen-combat career. The Brazilian is coming off a 1st-spherical submission win more than Tim Elliott at UFC on ESPN+ 19 in Oct.

Cejudo supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz, indicated to MMA Junkie his fighter, who will continue on on as bantamweight winner, is ready to move ahead.

“We haven’t been instructed everything official still, but the UFC got to do what they obtained to do,” he advised MMA Junkie. “We move on.”

Breaking, Deiveson Figueiredo, Henry Cejudo, Joseph Benavidez, UFC on ESPN+ 27, Highlighted, Information, UFC