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#5 Bantamweight Division


"Triple C"

Henry Cejudo

Bantamweight Division

16-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Henry Cejudo

athlete record


Learn more about Henry Cejudo's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Los Angeles, United States
Trains at
Fight Ready - Scottsdale, AZ
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Dec. 13, 2014
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2013

  • Eight wins by knockout

  • Five first round finishes

  • Has won six of his last eight

  • Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018

UFC 298 (2/17/24) Cejudo lost a three round unanimous decision to Merab Dvalishvili 

UFC 288 (5/6/23) Cejudo lost a five round split decision to Aljamain Sterling in a fight for the UFC bantamweight title 

UFC 249 (5/9/20) Cejudo stopped Dominick Cruz via strikes at 4:58 of the second round to retain his UFC bantamweight title. Cejudo retired after the fight, vacating the title

UFC 238 (6/8/19) Cejudo stopped Marlon Moraes via strikes at 4:51 of the third round to win the vacant UFC bantamweight title

UFC Fight Night (1/19/19) Cejudo stopped TJ Dillashaw via strikes at :32 of the first round to retain his UFC flyweight title

UFC 227 (8/4/18) Cejudo won a five-round split decision over Demetrious Johnson to win the UFC flyweight title

UFC 218 (12/2/17) Cejudo won a three round unanimous decision over Sergio Pettis

UFC 215 (9/9/17) Cejudo knocked out Wilson Reis at :26 of the second round

TUF 24 Finale (12/3/16) Cejudo lost a three round split decision to Joseph Benavidez

UFC 197 (4/23/16) Cejudo was stopped by Demetrious Johnson via strikes at 2:49 of the first round in a UFC flyweight title fight

UFC Fight Night (11/21/15) Cejudo won a three round split decision over Jussier Formiga

UFC 188 (6/13/15) Cejudo won a three round unanimous decision over Chico Camus

UFC 185 (3/14/15) Cejudo won a three round unanimous decision over Chris Cariaso

UFC on FOX (12/13/14) Cejudo won a three round unanimous decision over Dustin Kimura

TRAINING: A lot of studying and working on areas of concentration. Working hard and smart is the approach for this fight. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I began training six years ago and had six (6) fights during my first year of professional competition, with no amateur bouts.

What ranks and titles have you held? 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in Freestyle Wrestling, Pan American Wrestling Champion, US Nationals Wrestling Champion, Multiple Other Amateur Championships, World Fighting Federation Bantamweight Champion. TUF 24 coach

Do you have any heroes? Anyone that has strong morals, ethics and works hard

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It feels great to be a part of the UFC family. It’s the ultimate platform for MMA athletes and exemplifies a standard of athletic excellence in combative sports. It was my goal for many years to be a champion in the most prestigious of amateur sports competition. It has now become my goal to become a champion in MMA’s most prestigious professional combative sport organization – the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Senior at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ

What was your job before you started fighting? Olympian/Amateur Wrestler, Author of two books, Inspirational / Motivational Speaker

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Boxing: State of Arizona Bronze Gloves Champion      

Wrestling: Olympic Wrestling Champion

Pan American Wrestling Champion

US Nationals Wrestling Champion

Multiple Other Amateur Championships

Favorite grappling technique: Double Leg

Favorite striking technique: Power Jab