Henry Cejudo vs Aljamain Sterling being targeted for UFC 287 according to reports


Henry Cejudo vs Aljamain Sterling being targeted for UFC 287 according to reports

UFC 287 is scheduled for April 8, and it will feature a bantamweight title fight between current champion Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo according to rumors. MMA Fighting confirmed the news on Wednesday with multiple sources familiar with the promotion’s plans; however, no contracts have been issued or signed as of yet. The bout was supposed to take place at UFC 286, but Sterling has revealed he is still recovering from a torn bicep, which will necessitate more time off.

Aljamain Sterling shared his views on the retirement of Henry Cejudo
Henry Cejudo vs Aljamain Sterling being targeted for UFC 287 according to reports 2

UFC officials have been working on scheduling the bantamweight title fight for some time, after both competitors confirmed that they anticipated fighting for the title in 2023. Sterling later revealed his injury, which forced any potential matchup to be postponed from March, when it was first speculated it might take place.

Sterling hopes to make it nine straight victories overall and his third straight title defence after beating Petr Yan and T.J. Dillashaw.

While this is going on, Cejudo makes his first UFC appearance since 2020, when he unexpectedly retired and gave up the bantamweight title following a victory over Dominick Cruz. The UFC bantamweight and flyweight titles had previously been held by Cejudo, making her a two-division champion. He has his sights set on Sterling in an attempt to reclaim his bantamweight championship.

Sean O’Malley reacts to news of potential clash between Henry Cejudo and Aljamain Sterling

According to reports, bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling awaits Henry Cejudo’s return at UFC 287. UFC matchmakers reportedly want to schedule the fight even though the necessary paperwork has yet to be completed.
Following his victories over Petr Yan in a rematch and TJ Dillashaw, ‘Aljo’ is now a top-tier UFC champion.

With a professional record of 16-2, Henry Cejudo is among the all-time greats to compete in the UFC. After knocking out Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in May of 2020, he announced his retirement as a two-weight champion. Now that he has set his sights on making a comeback, it looks like ‘The Messenger’ will waste no time in going for the prize.

Top-ranked bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley reacted to the latest development on Twitter and wrote:

“I’ll be ready.”

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