UFC 238 will be held on Saturday June 8th, 2019 at the United Center in Chicago, IIlinois where the main event is a battle for the Bantamweight championship of the world. To many however, the third fight on the main card is the real main event. As Former Interim Lightweight Champion of the world and Ultimate Fighter season 13 winner Tony Ferguson (24-3) 14-1 in UFC will square off against former two time Lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone (36-11-1) 23-8 in UFC in what will be a very important matchup at 155 pounds.
After a couple of years at Welterweight (2016-2018) going 6-4, Cerrone returned to the 155 pound division this year with and impressive TKO win over an undefeated rising contender. Then last month he took a dominant decision victory over the then #4 ranked contender in the world. He holds notable victories over Eddie Alvarez, Jim Miller and Benson Henderson. With his ever improving striking game and always dangerous ground came “Cowboy” has for a long time been a top ranked fighter in the 155 pound division. His last fight for the title was in 2015 where he came up short. This Saturday if he can get a victory and make it 3-0 after returning to Lightweight he will definitely be in discussion for another championship opportunity.
His opponent is also no stranger to main events. After his only UFC defeat in 2012. Ferguson has been on an 11 fight win streak and looks better every time we see him. His last victory was a win over a former Lightweight Champion in a fight of the night performance. He holds notable victories over Anthony Pettis, Rafael Dos Anjos and Josh Thomson. In 2017 he won the Lightweight Interim title but was stripped of it due to injury a short time later. With constant pressure, unorthodox striking and a very impressive submission game, “EL CUCUY ” has been at the top at the 155 division for many years. With a victory this Saturday against another top 5 contender. Ferguson will be looking to challenge for the championship belt later this year.
Which top 5 ranked fighter will come out on top and possibly the next in line for a title shot? Find out this Saturday at UFC 238 in Chicago.
FULL MAIN CARD
Bantamweight Title: Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes
Women Flyweight Title: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Eye