MMA event UFC 238 took place at the United Center in Chicago on June 9 (AEST). The pay-per-view card on ESPN featured 13 bouts with two titles contested in the headliner of the show.
In the main event the current flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes battled it out for a vacant UFC Bantamweight title. The scheduled for five rounds championship bout didn’t go the distance. Cejudo stopped Moraes in the third round with elbows and punches. As a result the Olympic gold-medalist wrestler added a new UFC strap to his collection becoming a two-division titleholder.
In the co-main event Valentina Shevchenko faced Jessica Eye, making her first flyweight title defense. The scheduled for five rounds women’s MMA bout also ended prior the final horn. “The Bullet” retained her belt scoring a knockout win in the second round with a devastating head kick.
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The main card also included a lightweight battle between Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone. The contest was called off by the doctor during the break after the second round due to eye injury of “Cowboy”, declaring a TKO victory in favor of “El Cucuy”.
In addition, bantamweight Petr Yan and heavyweight Blagoy Ivanov came out victorious from their respective bouts against Jimmie Rivera and Tai Tuivasa, earning a unanimous decision.
The five-fight main card followed followed eight preliminary matchups. The complete fight results from UFC 238 can be found below.
UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes results
Henry Cejudo def. Marlon Moraes by TKO (punches, R3 at 4:51)
Valentina Shevchenko def. Jessica Eye by KO (head kick, R2 at 0:26)
Tony Ferguson def. Donald Cerrone by TKO (doctor’s stoppage, R2 at 5:00)
Petr Yan def. Jimmie Rivera by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Blagoy Ivanov def. Tai Tuivasa by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Tatiana Suarez def. Nina Ansaroff by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Aljamain Sterling def. Pedro Munhoz by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Alexa Grasso def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Calvin Kattar def. Ricardo Lamas by KO (punches, R1 at 4:06)
Early Preliminary card
Xiaonan Yan def. Angela Hill by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Darren Stewart def. Bevon Lewis by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Eddie Wineland def. Grigory Popov by TKO (punches, R2 at 4:47)
Katlyn Chookagian def. Joanne Calderwood by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)