Henry Cejudo Biography
Henry Cejudo (Henry Carlos Cejudo) is an American mixed martial artist and former freestyle wrestler. Cejudo is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he competes in the men’s flyweight division, and is the reigning champion. As of May 9, 2023, he is #3 in the UFC bantamweight rankings.
As a freestyle wrestler, he is an Olympic gold medalist. As of May 9, 2023, he is #3 in the UFC bantamweight rankings.
Henry Cejudo Age
He was born on 9 February 1987 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 36 years old as of 2023.
Henry Cejudo Height
Cejudo stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) weighing 125 lb (57 kg; 13).
Henry Cejudo Family
Cejudo is of Mexican descent. He is the son of Jorge Cejudo and Nelly Rico. Both his parents are Mexican (both born in Mexico City, Mexico).
After his parents divorced when he was four, his father returned to Mexico and his mother became a permanent resident of the U.S.
Henry Cejudo Brother
Cejudo has a brother named Angel Cejudo, a freestyle wrestler who won the Dave Schultz Memorial International freestyle wrestling tournament in the 132-pound weight class on Tuesday, February 5, 2008..
Henry Cejudo Net Worth
Cejudo has an estimated net worth of approximately $5 Million as per 2023.
Henry Cejudo Wrestling
In 2006 while still in high school, Cejudo won the American wrestling federation’s national freestyle tournament at the most elite level. Soon after his victory, Cejudo began full-time training at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Following successful performances at the Pan American Championships and Pan American Games, Cejudo won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He became the youngest American to ever become an Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling.
After the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Cejudo took an extended break from competition, before retiring from freestyle wrestling for good in 2012.
Henry Cejudo Mixed Martial Arts
On January 30, 2013, Cejudo announced on his Twitter page that he was planing to begin training for a career in MMA. Despite wrestling at 121 pounds during his wrestling career, Cejudo fought at 135 pounds in his MMA debut.
Cejudo defeated Michael Poe by TKO due to punches in his MMA debut on March 2, 2013, for the Arizona-based World Fighting Federation.
Over the next year, he amassed an undefeated record of 6-0 with three wins by TKO, one by submission, and two by decision. Before signing with the UFC, Cejudo was listed as the #1 ranked bantamweight prospect in the MMA Prospects Report 2013.
Ufc Henry Cejudo | Ultimate Fighting Championship
On July 25, 2014, Henry Cejudo signed with the UFC. He is the third Olympic gold medalist wrestler in company history, after Kevin Jackson and Mark Schultz.
On August 30, 2014, Cejudo was expected to face Scott Jorgensen, at UFC 177. However, due to medical issues on the day of the weigh-ins, Cejudo was forced out of the bout and the fight was subsequently cancelled.
In light of this, and Cejudo’s history of missing weight, president Dana White said he must either move up to bantamweight or leave the UFC.
In his eventual debut, Cejudo faced Dustin Kimura in a bantamweight bout on December 13, 2014, at UFC on Fox 13. Cejudo won the fight by unanimous decision.
March 14, 2015, Cejudo faced Chris Cariaso in a flyweight bout at UFC 185. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
On June 13, 2015, Cejudo faced Chico Camus at UFC 188. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
September 5, 2015, Cejudo was briefly linked to a bout against former title challenger Joseph Benavidez at UFC 191. However, the fight did not take place at the event.
In turn, he faced Jussier Formiga on November 21, 2015, at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale. Cejudo won the fight by split decision.
In May 2016, the UFC announced that Henry Cejudo would be one of the coaches, opposite Joseph Benavidez on The Ultimate Fighter 24.
The pairing faced each other on December 3, 2016, at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. Cejudo lost the back and forth fight via split decision.
On May 13, 2017, Cejudo was expected to face Sergio Pettis at UFC 211. However, on May 10, Cejudo pulled out of the fight with a hand injury and the bout was canceled.
On September 9, 2017, Cejudo faced Wilson Reis at UFC 215. He won the fight via TKO in the second round. This win also won Cejudo his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
On December 2, 2017, a rescheduled fight with Pettis took place at UFC 218. Cejudo won the fight by unanimous decision.
Demetrious Johnson Vs Henry Cejudo
On September 16, 2015, Cejudo announced that he would refuse to fight in Nevada after the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended and fined Nick Diaz following a failed drug test at UFC 182. Cejudo cited the NSAC’s process in determining Diaz’s guilt as the reason for the boycott.
Despite the lack of change in NSAC procedure, Cejudo ended his Nevada boycott to face UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson on April 23, 2016, at UFC 197 for the Flyweight title. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round, being dropped with a variety of strikes.
Two years after challenging for the Flyweight title, Cejudo faced Demetrious Johnson on August 4, 2018, in a rematch for UFC Flyweight Championship title in the co-main event at UFC 227.
Cejudo won the back-and-forth fight via split decision to become the UFC’s second Flyweight champion and first Olympic gold medalist to capture UFC gold.
This fight earned Cejudo the Fight of the Night award. 13 of 25 media outlets scored the bout in favor of Cejudo, while 12 scored it for Johnson.
In November, 2018, Cejudo revealed that he had signed a six-fight contract with UFC.
On Jan 19, 2019, Cejudo is scheduled to face T.J. Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw for the UFC Flyweight Championship title fight.
- 2012: Wrestling For Dummies
- 2010: American Victory: Wrestling, Dreams and a Journey Toward Home