Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo relied on his striking again to climb up the flyweight ladder.
Despite coming into the bout as an 11 to 1 favorite, Henry Cejudo found himself in a much more competitive bout than most may have intended. The scrappy veteran, Chico “King” Camus, defended nearly all of Cejudo’s takedown attempts, and thwarted off the aggressive wrestling game of Henry Cejudo. Nevertheless, the Olympic gold medalist stood toe-to-toe with the striker and beat him at his own game. Cejudo drove forward with tight punching combinations, and ended with punishing kicks to the leg and body. Cejudo tried to score takedowns, but he found himself getting stuffed and unable to really hold onto the “King”.
It wasn’t the dominating performance that many were expecting, but nonetheless “The Messenger” once again picked up the win and moved up the ladder. While he wasn’t able to show off his wrestling skills, Cejudo stayed in the pocket and showed just how good his hands have become over the years.
In his post-fight interview, Cejudo cited food poisoning from a “bad taco” as to why he seemed slow and sluggish. Henry contemplating pulling out of the fight, but made the walk to the Octagon for the Mexican fans. Solid win for Cejudo, and I can’t wait to see him totally healthy against one of flyweight’s elites.
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