Henry Cejudo will get his desired spot on the UFC’s next Mexico City card. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
A previously rumored flyweight contest between Henry Cejudo and Chico Camus is official for UFC 188 in Mexico City.
The bout, which will serve as the event’s featured preliminary contest, was announced on Fox Sports 2 following UFC 186 weigh-ins. UFC 188 takes place at Mexico City Arena on June 13 and is headlined by a heavyweight championship tilt between Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum.
Cejudo, who speaks fluent Spanish, is 8-0 since turning pro in March 2013. After withdrawing from a proposed flyweight bout at UFC 177 against Scott Jorgensen due to medical reasons, Cejudo made a successful Octagon debut at 135 pounds, outpointing Dustin Kimura at UFC on Fox 13. The 28-year-old Arizonan returned to flyweight at UFC 185, where he captured a unanimous decision against former title challenger Chris Cariaso.
Camus is 3-2 with the Las Vegas-based promotion, including a split-verdict over Brad Pickett in his most recent outing at UFC Fight Night “Edgar vs. Swanson.”