UFC 238

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UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes
UFC 238 Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJune 8, 2019 (2019-06-08)
VenueUnited Center
CityChicago, Illinois
Attendance16,083[1]
Total gate$2,034,387.49[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie

UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on June 8, 2019 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.[2][3]

Background[edit]

The event was headlined by a UFC Bantamweight Championship bout for the vacant title between 2008 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and current UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo and former WSOF Bantamweight Champion Marlon Moraes.[4] Two-time champion T.J. Dillashaw was suspended on March 20 due to a failed drug test in relation to his January loss against Cejudo for the flyweight title and therefore opted to vacate his title before having it stripped.[5] Cejudo became the third man to become champion in two divisions simultaneously and fourth fighter overall (after Conor McGregor at UFC 205, Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 and Amanda Nunes at UFC 232), as well as the seventh person overall to win a title in different divisions.

A UFC Women's Flyweight Championship bout between the reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Eye was the co-main event on the card.[6]

A strawweight bout between Felice Herrig and Xiaonan Yan was scheduled for the event. However, it was reported on April 30 that Herrig withdrew from the event after suffering a torn ACL and was replaced by former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Angela Hill.[7]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Henry Cejudo def. Marlon Moraes TKO (punches) 3 4:51 [a]
Women's Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko (c) def. Jessica Eye KO (head kick) 2 0:26 [b]
Lightweight Tony Ferguson def. Donald Cerrone TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Bantamweight Petr Yan def. Jimmie Rivera Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Blagoy Ivanov def. Tai Tuivasa Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (ESPN)
Women's Strawweight Tatiana Suarez def. Nina Ansaroff Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling def. Pedro Munhoz Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Alexa Grasso def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Calvin Kattar def. Ricardo Lamas KO (punches) 1 4:06
Early Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women's Strawweight Xiaonan Yan def. Angela Hill Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Darren Stewart def. Bevon Lewis Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Eddie Wineland def. Grigory Popov TKO (punches) 2 4:47
Women's Flyweight Katlyn Chookagian def. Joanne Calderwood Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses:[8]

  • Fight of the Night: Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone
  • Performance of the Night: Henry Cejudo and Valentina Shevchenko

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matt Erickson (2019-06-09). "UFC 238 draws announced 16,083 attendance for live gate north of $2 million". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  2. ^ John Silver (2019-02-10). "UFC returns to Chicago: United Center will host pay-per-view event in June". chicago.suntimes.com. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  3. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2019-01-02). "UFC announces second quarter schedule for 2019, confirms Kansas debut in March". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  4. ^ Steven Marrocco (2019-03-27). "Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes official for UFC 238". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  5. ^ Nick Baldwin (2019-03-27). "T.J. Dillashaw suspended for failed drug test, relinquishes UFC bantamweight title". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  6. ^ Brett Okamoto (2019-03-08). "Shevchenko-Eye being finalized for June". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  7. ^ Dave Doyle (2019-05-01). "UFC 238: Angela Hill steps in for Felice Herrig vs. Xiaonan Yan". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  8. ^ Matt Erickson (2019-06-09). "UFC 238 bonuses: Tony Ferguson, 'Cowboy' Cerrone get a clear 'Fight of Night' winner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-06-09.