|Full Name||Henry Carlos Cejudo|
|Date of Birth||February 9, 1987|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg)|
|Nickname||Triple C, The Messenger|
|Weight Class||Bantamweight, Flyweight|
Henry "Triple C" Cejudo is a former 2-division UFC Champion(Bantamweight and Flyweight) with a professional MMA record of 16 wins and 3 losses. Cejudo has a black belt in Aikido and is the only person in history to win a UFC Championship and an Olympic Gold Medal.
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Henry Cejudo lost his fight against Aljamain Sterling for the UFC Bantamweight Championship at UFC 288 via a split decision.
Henry Cejudo Facts
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Father’s Name||Jorge Cejudo|
|Net Worth (2023)||$2 Million|
|Last Fight Earnings||$390,000|
|Education||Grand Canyon University|
|Achievements||Former UFC Bantamweight Champion, Former UFC Flyweight Champion, Olympic Gold Medallist|
|Endorsements||Nike, BodyArmor, and Monster Energy|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Early Life and Career
Henry Cejudo started his combat sports career in wrestling during his high school years. He won the freshman and sophomore titles in Arizona and won the Colorado State Championships during his junior and senior years.
After graduating from high school, Cejdudo continued pursuing wrestling in college and focused on his international wrestling career. Cejudo went on to win the US National Championships in 2006 and 2007. He then won the Pan American Championships from 2006-2008, earned a bronze medal at the Wrestling World Cup, and won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in the Freestyle Wrestling 55kg category.
Cejudo started training in MMA in 2010 and made his professional MMA debut in 2013 at WFF- Pascua Yaqui Fighter 4 against Michael Poe. He followed this up by defeating Sean Barnett at Gladiator Challenge and then fighting Anthony Sessions at WFF 10 for the vacant WFF Bantamweight Championship. He won the fight in the first round via TKO(punches) and then won his next 3-fights in the US regional circuit.
Cejudo signed with the UFC in 2014 after amassing a professional MMA record of 6-0.
Henry Cejudo's Career in UFC
Henry Cejudo made his UFC debut at UFC on Fox 13 against Dustin Kimura. He won the fight via unanimous decision and then proceeded to win his next 3-fights in the promotion at Bantamweight. Cejduo then dropped down to Flyweight to challenge Demetrius Johnson for the UFC Flyweight Championship at UFC 197.
Demetrius Johnson got the better of Cejudo with his striking arsenal and TKO'ed the challenger in the first round via knees to the body. After the loss, Cejudo became a coach opposite Joseph Benavidez in the 24th season of The Ultimate Fighter. Cejudo lost the fight against Benavidez via unanimous decision as he was penalized a point in the first round due to recurrent low blows.
He got back on the winning ways in his next fight against Wilson Wilson Reis at UFC 215. Cejudo TKO'ed Reis in the second round and then defeated Sergio Pettis at UFC 218 via a unanimous decision to get a rematch title shot against Demetrius Johnson at UFC 218. Cejudo defeated Johnson in a close split decision victory to become the new UFC Flyweight Champion.
Cejudo then defended the Flyweight title against T.J Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night 143. Cejudo overwhelmed Dillashaw in the fight and finished him in 32 seconds to retain the title. Following this, he next went up to Bantamweight to fight Marion Moraes at UFC 238 for the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship.
Cejudo TKO'ed Moraes in the third round to become the UFC Bantamweight Champion and become the 4th fighter in UFC history to become a 2-division champion. He then defended his Bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. Cejudo defeated Dominick in the last seconds of the 2nd round via a controversial TKO stoppage by the referee.
Cejudo announced that he is coming out of retirement to fight Aljamain Sterling for the UFC Bantamweight Championship at UFC 288. Cejudo lost the fight via a split decision.
Henry Cejudo Record
|Loss||26-3||Aljamain Sterling||Decision (split)||UFC 288||May 6, 2023||5||5:00||Newark, New Jersey|
|Win||16–2||Dominick Cruz||TKO (knee and punches)||UFC 249||May 9, 2020||2||4:58||Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Win||15–2||Marlon Moraes||TKO (punches)||UFC 238||June 8, 2019||3||4:51||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||14–2||T.J. Dillashaw||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw||January 19, 2019||1||0:32||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Win||13–2||Demetrious Johnson||Decision (split)||UFC 227||August 4, 2018||5||5:00||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||12–2||Sergio Pettis||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 218||December 2, 2017||3||5:00||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Win||11–2||Wilson Reis||TKO (punches)||UFC 215||September 9, 2017||2||0:25||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||10–2||Joseph Benavidez||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale||December 3, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||10–1||Demetrious Johnson||TKO (knees to the body)||UFC 197||April 23, 2016||1||2:49||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–0||Jussier Formiga||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale: Magny vs. Gastelum||November 21, 2015||3||5:00||Monterrey, Mexico|
|Win||9–0||Chico Camus||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 188||June 13, 2015||3||5:00||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Win||8–0||Chris Cariaso||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 185||March 14, 2015||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||7–0||Dustin Kimura||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic||December 13, 2014||3||5:00||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||6–0||Elias Garcia||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy FC 27||January 31, 2014||3||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||5–0||Ryan Hollis||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy FC 24||October 11, 2013||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||4–0||Miguelito Marti||TKO (punches)||Gladiator Challenge: American Dream||May 18, 2013||1||1:43||Lincoln, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Anthony Sessions||TKO (punches)||WFF 10: Cejudo v Sessions||April 19, 2013||1||4:23||Chandler, Arizona, United States|
|Win||2–0||Sean Henry Barnett||TKO (punches)||Gladiator Challenge: Battleground||March 24, 2013||1||4:55||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Michael Poe||TKO (submission to punches)||WFF MMA: Pascua Yaqui Fights 4||March 2, 2013||1||1:25||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
Henry Cejudo's Most Popular Fights
Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz
Henry Cejudo fought Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 for the UFC Bantamweight Championship. The first round started with Cejudo focusing on leg kicks and Cruz using his unique footwork to create angles and hit combos. The fight was mainly on the feet as Cejudo was able to land the only successful takedown on Cruz that gained him ground control time for just 14 seconds.
Both fighters increased their pace and aggression in the second round. The turning point came in the last 30 seconds of the fight as both fighters got into a nasty head collision that left Cejudo bleeding.
After resumption, Cejudo dropped Cruz with 10 seconds left in the round and proceeded to ground-and-pound Cruz to finish him with 2 seconds left on the clock.
Cejudo announced his retirement from the sport in the post-fight interview.
Henry Cejudo vs. Demetrious Johnson 2
The highly anticipated rematch between Henry Cejudo and Demetrious Johnson took place on August 4, 2018, at UFC 227 in Los Angeles, California. The fight was a rematch of their previous encounter in April 2016, where Johnson had defeated Cejudo via first-round TKO. However, in the second fight, Cejudo was determined to prove himself and came out with a strong game plan.
He was able to control the pace of the fight and neutralize Johnson's grappling and striking while also landing some significant shots of his own. In the end, the judges awarded Cejudo the split decision victory, making him the new UFC Flyweight Champion.
Last Updated On May 6, 2023