UFC 238 - Cejudo vs Moraes

Two title fights headline the UFC 238 card on Saturday, June 8 which airs live on pay-per-view, ESPN+, and UFC Fight Pass from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Flyweight champion (and Olympic gold medalist) Henry Cejudo moves up a weight class and prepares to do battle against number-one bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title in the main event. The co-main event will see women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko attempt to defend her title for the first time against Jessica Eye. UFC 238 also boasts the return of fan favorites Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone. The main card kicks off at 10 PM EST.

How to Watch

Where: United Center - Chicago, IL.

When: Saturday, June 8, 10 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass

Henry Cejudo (14-2) vs Marlon Moraes (22-5-1) - Bantamweight Division

UFC Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo is moving up a weight class with hopes of becoming just the fourth UFC fighter in history to hold two championships simultaneously. He will be competing against the division’s number-one contender Marlon Moraes for the bantamweight title that was vacated earlier in the year by former champ T.J. Dillashaw. Dillashaw was suspended by USADA for failing a drug test following his flyweight fight against Cejudo back in January.

Cejudo, 32, last fought on January 19, 2019, against former bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw. Dillashaw had moved down in weight hoping to become a double-champion but Cejudo had other plans. Cejudo defeated Dillashaw by TKO in the first round of their bout - successfully defending his title for the first time since winning it from pound-for-pound great Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson on August 4, 2018.

Cejudo stands at 5 feet, 4 inches tall and has a reach of 64 inches. He fights out of Phoenix, Arizona with the Fight Ready team. He has a freestyle wrestling style and has won gold medals in both the Olympics and Pan American games. The flyweight champion also has significant striking prowess as he also practices Shotokan karate. He has won four fights in a row - two by decision and two by TKO.

Marlon Moraes, 31, has been at the top of the bantamweight food chain for a while now. He last fought in his home country of Brazil on February 2 where he headlined the fight card in a rematch with Raphael Assuncao. Moraes dominated Assuncao and defeated him via the first-round submission with a guillotine choke. Like Cejudo, Moraes is on a four-fight winning streak - one by unanimous decision and three by first-round finishes. He has earned three performance of the night bonuses in a row.

”Magic” stands at 5 feet, 6 inches tall. That gives him a two-inch height advantage over his opponent. Moraes will also have a three-inch advantage in the reach department. He fights out of New Jersey with Ricardo Almeida BJJ. Moraes has a black pra jiad in muay thai and a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes - Odds

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Money Line

Sportsbook Cejudo, Henry Moraes, Marlon Link
888Sport NJ +108 -130
BetStars NJ +100 -120

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To go the distance

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888Sport NJ +150 -200
BetStars NJ +135 -188

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(C) Valentina Shevchenko (16-3) vs Jessica Eye (14-6-1) - Featherweight Division

Valentina Shevchenko returns to the octagon for her first title defense since winning the vacated women’s flyweight championship. She takes on number-one contender Jessica Eye, who will be fighting in her first UFC championship bout. Neither fighter has fought this year and both were last seen in action at the December 8, 2018, UFC 231 card in Toronto.

Shevchenko, 31, last fought and defeated former women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk by unanimous decision to claim the featherweight title that was stripped from former champion Nico Montano. It was her first fight back at flyweight since joining the UFC.

”Bullet” stands at 5 feet, 5 inches tall and has a reach of 67 inches. She fights out of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan where she trains in muay thai, taekwondo, boxing, and judo. She is a former kickboxer with a record of 56-2. She has a second-degree black belt in taekwondo, a black belt in judo, and a master of sport in both kickboxing and boxing. She is a southpaw.

Jessica Eye, 32, last fought on the same card as Shevchenko’s title victory. Eye faced Katlyn Chookagian and won the fight via split-decision. She has put together a three-fight winning streak (all by decision) after losing four in a row.

”Evil” Eye, stands at 5 feet, 6 inches tall and sacrifices one inch of reach to her opponent. She fights out of Las Vegas with Xtreme Couture and Strong Style Fight Team. She trains in all facets including boxing, muay thai, wrestling, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She is likely to be the biggest underdog on the UFC 238 card.

Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Eye - Odds

Money Line

Sportsbook Shevchenko, Valentina Eye, Jessica Link
888Sport NJ -1115 +700
BetStars NJ -1200 +750

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To go the distance

Sportsbook YES NO Link
888Sport NJ +140 -190
BetStars NJ +125 -175

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Tony Ferguson (24-3) vs Donald Cerrone (36-11-1) - Lightweight Division

Being hailed as the ultimate fight for the fans, Tony Ferguson will return to the octagon after suffering from personal issues that kept him out of action. He will be facing Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone - a massive fan favourite who accepted this fight on short notice as he will be only a month removed from his last matchup by the time the bell rings.

Tony Ferguson, 35, has had ups-and-downs over the last year. After having to pull out of a lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov due to a freak knee injury, Ferguson bounced back in record time to defeat Anthony Pettis by TKO on October 6, 2018. Personal troubles have since kept him out of action but he is now set to return and looks to extend his incredible 11-fight winning streak.

”El Cucuy” is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and has a reach of 76.5 inches. He fights out of Ventura, California with 10th Planet jiu-jitsu where he holds a black belt under Eddie Bravo. Ferguson also boast NCWA wrestling credentials.

Donald Cerrone, 36, recently returned to the lightweight division after a stint and welterweight. He has won three fights in a row - most recently beating top lightweight contender Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision on May 4 - just one month ago. Prior to that, he defeated up-and-comer Jay Hernandez in emphatic fashion with a head kick in the second round on January 19.

”Cowboy” has a two-inch height advantage at 6 feet, 1 inch tall but has a 3.5 disadvantage when it comes to reach. He has been training at the BMF Ranch since 2018. Like Ferguson, Cerrone also has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He also has a black belt in gaidojutsu. Before making the switch to MMA, Cerrone put together a 28-0 kickboxing record.

Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone - Odds

Money Line

Sportsbook Ferguson, Tony Cerrone, Donald Link
888Sport NJ -143 +115
BetStars NJ -162 +135

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To go the distance

Sportsbook YES NO Link
888Sport NJ +110 -148
BetStars NJ +100 -137

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Jimmie Rivera (22-3) vs Petr Yan (12-1) - Bantamweight Division

Jimmie Rivera, 29, is 2-2 in his last four fights and last fought on February 17, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Aljamain Sterling. Prior to that, he defeated John Dodson by unanimous decision, and prior to that, he was knocked out by main event contender Marlon Moraes.

”El Terror” stands at 5 feet, 4 inches tall and has a 68-inch reach. He fights out of New York where he trains with Team Tiger Schulmann. He has a third-degree black belt in Kyokushin karate.

Patr Yan, 26, is riding a seven-game winning streak that lost saw him defeat John Dodson by unanimous decision on February 23. His fight before that saw him TKO Douglas Silva de Andrade via corner stoppage.

”No Mercy” stands at 5 feet, 7.5 inches tall. He has a reach of 67 inches. The Russian trains with Tiger Muay Thai and has a master of sport in boxing, a master of sport in MMA, and a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Jimmie Rivera vs Petr Yan - Odds 

Money Line

Sportsbook Rivera, Jimmie Yan, Petr Link
888Sport NJ +250 -335
BetStars NJ +270 -333

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Sportsbook YES NO Link
888Sport NJ -115 -115

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Tai Tuivasa (8-1) vs Blagoy Ivanov (17-2-1) - Heavyweight Division

Tai Tuivasa, 26, was undefeated in MMA for the past six years until he met Junior dos Santos on December 2, 2018. Tuivasa was TKO’d by dos Santos in the second round. All but one of his eight wins were finished by TKO.

”Bam Bam” is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and has a 75-inch reach. He trains out of Australia and has mostly a boxing/kickboxing style. He has been active in MMA since 2012.

Blagoy Ivanov, 32, is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Ben Rothwell on March 9. Prior to that, Ivanov also tasted defeat at the hands of Junior dos Santos. UFC 238 will mark his third appearance in the UFC.

”Bagata” gives up height at 5 feet, 11 inches and losses two inches of reach to Tuivasa as well. He trains out of Bulgaria but also puts in work with the American Kickboxing Academy. He has an international master of sport in sambo and a black belt in judo.

Tai Tuivasa vs Blagoy Ivanov - Odds 

Money Line

Sportsbook Tuivasa, Tai Ivanov, Blagoy Link
888Sport NJ -143 +115
BetStars NJ -143 +120

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To go the distance

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888Sport NJ +115 -155

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