Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2013
- Eight wins by knockout
- Five first round finishes
- Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018
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