Chris Cariaso-Henry Cejudo Flyweight Bout Added to UFC 185

By Staff Jan 12, 2015
Henry Cejudo will once more attempt to make 125 pounds. | Photo: Jeff Sherwood/

Former flyweight title challenger Chris Cariaso will take on Olympic wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo at UFC 185 “Pettis vs. Dos Anjos.”

Ultimate Fighting Championship officials Monday announced the matchup, which will take place March 14 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The bout is the third official addition to the recently announced event, which also features a lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos, plus a heavyweight tilt pitting Roy Nelson against Alistair Overeem.

Cariaso, 33, last saw action in September, when he was submitted by divisional kingpin Demetrious Johnson in the main event of UFC 178. The Californian had previous reeled off three straight wins inside the Octagon, where he holds an overall record of 7-4.

Cejudo, 27, will attempt to make the 125-pound flyweight limit after several aborted attempts, including one which forced him from a meeting with Scott Jorgensen last August. “The Messenger” made his Octagon debut on Dec. 13, earning a unanimous decision over Dustin Kimura in a bantamweight bout.


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