UFC 238 Results: Henry Cejudo Claims Title, Valentina Shevchenko Defends
In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko stopped Jessica Eye with a second round head kick to remain female flyweight champion.
Henry Cejudo joined a short list of UFC fighters to hold titles in multiple weight classes at the same time Saturday night.
Cejudo, the reigning flyweight champion, became the bantamweight titleholder with a third round TKO victory over Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 from the United Center in Chicago. The bout aired live via ESPN+ pay-per-view.
Moraes started strong, but the former Olympic gold medalist found his zone and started picking him apart. In the third, Cejudo connected, finishing Moraes with just nine seconds left in the round.
The bantamweight title was vacated by TJ Dillashaw after he failed a drug test earlier this year. Cejudo was coming off a successful flyweight title defense over Dillashaw.
Valentina Shevchenko walked into UFC 238 as the female flyweight champion, and one vicious head-kick later, she walked out with the title still around her waist.
Shevchenko caught Jessica Eye in the co-main event just 26 seconds into the second round. The bout was her first title defense after claiming the vacant belt this past December with a decision win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
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Former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson cemented his standing as the top contender in the division with a TKO victory over Donald Cerrone in one of the featured bouts of the year. The cageside doctor ended the contest at the conclusion of the second round in favor of Ferguson.
In the bantamweight division, Petr Yan scored an upset over Jimmie Rivera, sweeping the scorecards. Heavyweights kicked off the main card as Blagoy Ivanov downed Tai Tuivasa via decision.
In the featured prelim on ESPN, Tatiana Suarez claimed a decision victory over Nina Ansaroff and moved one step closer to challenging for the UFC strawweight title.
Aljamain Sterling did the same in the bantamweight division with a convincing decision win over Pedro Munhoz, while Alexa Grasso topped Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Calvin Kattar finished Chicago’s own Ricardo Lamas in the first round.
On early prelim that streamed live on UFC Fight Pass, Xiaonan Yan bested Angela Hill, Darren Stewart topped Bevon Lewis, Eddie Wineland finished Grigory Popov and Katlyn Chookagian downed Joanne Calderwood.
Check out complete results from UFC 238 below:
Henry Cejudo def. Marlon Moraes via TKO (strikes) at 4:51 of Round 3 to become the UFC bantamweight champion
Valentina Shevchenko def. Jessica Eye via KO (head-kick) at :26 of Round 2 to remain UFC female flyweight champion
Tony Ferguson def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2
Petr Yan def. Jimmie Rivera via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Blagoy Ivanov def. Tai Tuivasa via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Tatiana Suarez def. Nina Ansaroff via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Aljamain Sterling def. Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Alexa Grasso def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Calvin Kattar def. Ricardo Lamas via KO (strike) at 4:06 of Round 1
Xiaonan Yan def. Angela Hill via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Darren Stewart def. Bevon Lewis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Eddie Wineland def. Grigory Popov via TKO (strikes) at 4:47 of Round 2
Katlyn Chookagian def. Joanne Calderwood via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)