Henry Cejudo will make his first-ever defense of the UFC bantamweight title at UFC 250.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto is reporting that Cejudo will put his 135-pound title up for grabs against ex-featherweight king Jose Aldo. The action goes down from São Paulo, Brazil on May 9. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news with Okamoto.
“Breaking: UFC bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo), aka Triple C, will defend his title against featherweight GOAT Jose Aldo (@josealdojunior) at UFC 250 on May 19 in São Paulo, Brazil, per Dana White and additional sources.”
Breaking: UFC bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo), aka Triple C, will defend his title against featherweight GOAT Jose Aldo (@josealdojunior) at UFC 250 on May 19 in São Paulo, Brazil, per Dana White and additional sources. pic.twitter.com/PkYq4Xy4oS
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 24, 2020
Cejudo (15-2) has not competed since winning the then-vacant bantamweight belt back in June of 2019. He bested Marlon Moraes with a third-round TKO win, which also marked his fifth straight victory. After some shoulder surgery to repair a lingering injury, Cejudo is ready to return to action, defending his title against Aldo. Cejudo recently relinquished his other belt, the UFC’s flyweight title.
Aldo (28-6) made his bantamweight debut against Moraes back in December. He suffered a split decision loss to Moraes in a fight that many thought “Scarface” should’ve received the nod in. Nonetheless, the likes of Cejudo and UFC president Dana White believed Aldo should’ve won the fight, and he’s being rewarded with a title opportunity despite a two-fight losing streak.