Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes for vacant bantamweight title, according to Dana White

The in limbo Bantamweight division will finally get the much needed reassurance it needs as Dana White confirms his plans to make Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title.

Henry Cejudo celebrating his title defence against TJ. Photo via USA Today

Speaking on Saturday nights ESPN+ post fight show, Dana White went into detail on his plan for the future of the UFC’s Bantamweight division saying:

”I now have a plan. I didn’t have a plan before, but I now have a plan, It looks like we’re going to do the Moraes, Cejudo fight. They both want that fight really bad, seems like a good fight to make with the whole Dillashaw thing now. And then you do him (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 shot.”

The plan itself seems like a relatively good idea, however Cejudo fighting for the title, when it isnt TJ Dillashaw is definitely going to rile up the divisions top contenders such as Aljamain Sterling and Pedro Munhoz, who have made their respective claims to face Moraes for the vacant title.

Marlon Moraes. Photo via Esther Lin

Henry Cejudo is currently coming of defending his Flyweight strap over TJ Dillashaw, with a 32 second KO/TKO within the first round. A rematch between the two at bantamweight seemed certain, but with the recent TJ Dillashaw USADA situation the division has been up in smoke. Hopefully this plan can happen swiftly and get the flyweight and bantamweight divisions moving again.

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