Henry Cejudo Retires After Defeating Dominick Cruz At UFC 249

For some reason, Henry Cejudo defended his UFC Championship against a man who hadn't competed since 2016 Saturday night at UFC 249.

Coming off of a loss, Dominick Cruz was in familiar territory to the UFC Bantamweight Champion Cejudo. Henry's original opponent was Jose Aldo, who was also coming off of a loss, as opposed to Marlon Moraes, Petr Yan, Aljamain Sterling or Corey Sandhagen -- all highly ranked and coming off of wins.

LFA 107 Results: Kamuela Kirk Wins The Main Event, Ricardo Dias With A KO Of The Year Candidate

Cruz started out with mobile footwork and had his leg attacked by Cejudo. In the second round, the two clashed heads, which opened up a cut on Cejudo. However, after the break, Cejudo connected with a nasty knee to the head, followed by a dozen unanswered strikes on the ground. After the bout, Cruz protested the stoppage, as the commentary team also debated.

After the fight, Henry Cejudo called himself the greatest combat sports athlete of all-time. He went on to retire, saying he's 33 years old and he's accomplished everything he's wanted to. Cejudo retires at 16-2, successfully defending his Flyweight title twice and Bantamweight title twice.

You can see our full, live coverage of UFC 249 at this link, and see our podcast recap and main event watch along at this link.

Get exclusive combat sports content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web