Henry Cejudo had an impressive UFC debut Saturday at UFC on FOX 13, dominating veteran Dustin Kimura with his striking.
As a former U.S. Olympic gold medalist, most believed Cejudo’s wrestling would be put on display. Instead, it was his striking that allowed him to win for the seventh time.
“A lot of people think I’m just a wrestler,” he said. “I wanted to make sure the fans got what they paid for.”
A native of Phoenix, Cejudo (7-0) was scheduled to fight earlier this year at flyweight against Scott Jorgensen. The day of weigh-ins, though, his body stopped and doctors would not allow him to continue cutting weight. The fight was scrapped, but “The Messenger” is hopeful for another chance at 125 pounds.
“I would like a second chance to go down to 125,” he said. “Then I’ll go up, I promise you.”