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Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes up for UFC bantamweight title, Formiga vs. Benavidez on deck
UFC President Dana White is targeting a fight between UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and No. 1 contender Marlon Moraes for the bantamweight title, with Jussier Formiga and Joseph Benavidez serving as backup in case either bantamweight falls out.
White, who sketched out the idea during the post-fight show for UFC on ESPN+ 6, didn’t mention a timeline for the proposed fights.
'They both want that fight really bad,” White said of Cejudo (14-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) and Moraes (22-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC), who’ve been jawing on Twitter since T.J. Dillashaw vacated the belt earlier this week. “It seems like a good fight to make with the whole Dillashaw thing now, and then you do (Formiga) versus Benavidez on the same card – anything goes wrong, one of them can step up and take the fight, and then the winner of that fight is the guaranteed No. 1 contender for the next (flyweight) shot.”