UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo (15-2) is currently injured, but he just found out who is his next opponent inside the Octagon.
“The Messanger” will be moving down to his original division to defend his flyweight title against Joseph Benavidez, but there is still not a time table for the 32-years-old “Champ-Champ”.
Hejduo last fought in June at UFC 238 when he defeated Marlon Moraes in the main event of the night, claiming the vacant bantamweight strap. Meanwhile, the flyweight division was fighting for its life, because there was a possibility that UFC will be scrapping the category.
Possible adversaries for Cejudo were Aljamain Sterling, Peter Yan, and even Urijah Faber, but the bantamweights will have to wait on the line. Benavidez (28-5) is riding a three-fights winning streak, with his last loss coming by the hands of Sergio Pettis at UFC 225.
Here’s what Dana White had to say on the subject:
“Joe Benavidez, yeah,” White confirmed to TMZ Sports as Cejduo’s next opponent.
“Next he should defend that title. He would go to 125, defend that title, then we would decide who he fights next. As long as Cejudo is willing to defend both titles, I think he is a guy who can carry both of them, both divisions.”