One of the most notable comebacks in UFC 249 events will take place on May 9 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
In a co-main fight, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will square off with Henry Cejudo, one of the most formidable UFC fighters.
UFC 249: Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz
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Initially, Cejudo scheduled to face former UFC and WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the fight to defend the title. However, the Brazilian cannot get to the United States due to an expired visa.
Cejudo – Current Bantamweight champion, 4th double champion in UFC history and 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist
This will be the first fight where Cejudo defends his bantamweight title since last June when he claimed the belt.
The 35-year-old Cruz has not entered the octagon for almost four years as a result of constant knee injuries. The legend of the lightest weight had to take a long pause twice.
Bookmakers gave an advantage to Cejudo in this tough match.
Cruz – Former 2x UFC Bantamweight champion and current UFC commentator.