Freestyle wrestling Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo shocked the world on Saturday. The mixed martial artist avenged his first round TKO loss to UFC flyweight Demetrious Johnson by earning a split decision victory.
The two fighters faced off for the co-main event of UFC 227 on Saturday, Aug. 4, from within the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., live on pay-per-view. The fight ultimately went the distance, with Cejudo becoming the first fighter in UFC history to have both earned a UFC title and an Olympic gold medal.
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Demetrious Johnson broke the UFC record for most consecutive title defenses with a total of 11 before UFC 227. “Mighty Mouse” was also the first and only flyweight champion in UFC history, prior to Cejudo’s title earning victory over the weekend.