Henry Cejudo To Return In 2023, Challenge Aljamain Sterling
It appears as if former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo will return in 2023 and challenge Aljamain Sterling for the title.
The return of Henry Cejudo appears to be set.
Cejudo will meet Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight title in March, according to multiple reports.
“I’m announcing that I am going to fight Henry next,” Sterling said in an interview with MMA Fighting. “We are targeting March. I will say Ali, brother, it’s done but it’s still not done until there’s ink on the paper but it’s done. But it’s still kind of not done but this is the fight that’s going to happen next.
“This fight is going to happen. Obviously, you guys saw the face off with myself and Henry Cejudo. I have no problem fighting Henry. Never ducked anybody a day in my life. The UFC gives me the toughest competition and I always step up to the plate and I always win, except for that one time when I got sent to Neptune against Marlon Moraes. For the most part, I typically win.”
The two were both at PFL Championship in New York City over the weekend.
Cejudo retired from the sport in 2020 as the reigning bantamweight and flyweight champion. Sterling defended his title over TJ Dillashaw recently.