Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo will get a second crack at Demetrious Johnson’s flyweight title in Los Angeles on August 4th. The news was confirmed during the UFC Fight Pass portion of UFC 225 tonight in Chicago.
The first time Johnson met Cejudo back at UFC 197, he not only became the first man to defeat the freestyle wrestling dynamo, he finished him with authority with a knee heavy attack, forcing the stoppage under three minutes into the opening stanza.
After a close split decision loss to top contender Joseph Benavidez in his next bout, Cejudo got back on track with two consecutive wins over Wilson Reis and Sergio Pettis to earn his second UFC title shot.
Demetrious Johnson holds a unfathomable record of 13-0-1 as a UFC flyweight. He’s set records, he’s climbed his way to the top of the pound-for-pound list and he’s broken the heart and spirit of anyone who’s decided to sign the dotted line to stand across from him inside of the cage. Johnson has cleared out the UFC flyweight division. Cejudo will follow Joseph Benavidez and John Dodson as the third man to attempt to take Johnson’s title away from him for the second time.
Johnson vs. Cejudo 2 will serve as the co-headliner for UFC 227 with a bantamweight title rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt tapped to headline the show.