Henry Cejudo Withdraws from Chito Vera Fight at UFC 292 Due to Shoulder Injury

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Henry Cejudo is out of his UFC 292 match-up with Marlon “Chito” Vera this August.

“Unfortunately due to my right shoulder, I won’t be able to fight,” Cejudo revealed in a video posted to social media on Thursday.” Cejudo added that he had gone for stem cell therapy treatment, and added that “I loved that Chito Vera match. For those who really, know me, they know that I’m all about the money, I’m all about competing. At the end of the day, the guy that I still want, the number one contender, his name is Merab.”

Cejudo also teased the possibility of a fight with UFC flyweight champ Brandon Moreno, but the bottom line is that he won’t be competing at UFC 292, which is set for the TD Garden in Boston on August 19, 2023.

The card is expected to be headlined by another big bantamweight fight, as champ Aljamain Sterling has been booked opposite the popular DWCS alum Sean O’Malley.

With Henry Cejudo vs. Chito Vera off the card, the following bouts remain attached to the PPV event:

  • Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Sean O’Malley — for the UFC bantamweight championship
  • Zhang Weili (c) vs. Amanda Lemos — for the UFC women’s strawweight championship
  • Marlon Vera vs. TBD
  • Rob Font vs. Song Yadong
  • Geoff Neal vs. Ian Machado Garry
  • Cody Garbrandt vs. Mario Bautista
  • Chris Weidman vs. Brad Tavares
  • Andre Petroski vs. Gerald Meerschaert
  • Andrea Lee vs. Natalia Silva
  • Gregory Rodrigues vs. Dennis Tiuliulin
  • Karine Silva vs. Maryna Moroz