There was a lot on the line when Jussier Formiga and Henry Cejudo stepped into the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 78 on Saturday night in Monterrey, Mexico.
Formiga came into the fight with an 18-3 record and riding a three-fight winning streak, sitting at No. 3 in the official UFC flyweight rankings. Cejudo, an Olympic Gold Medalist, was close behind him, ranked No. 5 with a spotless 9-0 record in tow.
The winner of the fight makes a solid case for the next shot at Demetrious Johnson’s flyweight belt.
And that winner, after three rounds of back-and-forth action, would be Cejudo, who was one step ahead of Formiga for the majority of the bout.
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Although Cejudo frequently takes his opponents to the mat, he played a different game with Formiga, who is a dangerous grappler in his own right, owning black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and judo. The former Olympian stayed on his feet for ….View original article