Henry Cejudo Betting
2018 was a stellar year in the MMA career of Henry Cejudo and the American fighter is set to end it as the UFC flyweight champion. As we wait with anticipation for the Henry Cejudo next fight, it’s a good time to reflect on that career and see what we can expect from this impressive athlete through 2019 and beyond.
It’s been a long and circuitous road to the top and it all began with a completely different combat sport.
Henry Cejudo started out as a wrestler and after making his way through the ranks of the American national team, he went on to win a Gold Medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He was the youngest American to do so but following that success, Cejudo took an extended break from the sport.
He spent a considerable amount of time pondering his next move until, in January 2013, he announced on his Twitter feed that he would be pursuing a career in Mixed Martial Arts. The Henry Cejudo MMA career had begun but where would it take him?
2013 would start in spectacular style for Henry Cejudo and at the end of a busy year, he had compiled a perfect record of six wins from six fights. With such an impressive start to MMA life, it wouldn’t be long before the biggest organisation in the sport took notice and the Henry Cejudo UFC career was about to begin.
Cejudo signed up with Ultimate Fighting Championship in July 2014 but he was forced to withdraw from his first scheduled fight due to medical problems at the weigh in. Eventually, the debut came in December of that year as the American overcame Dustin Kimura by unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 13.
Two further victories, both by unanimous decision, came over Chris Cariaso and Chico Camus before some failed arrangements led to Cejudo sitting out the remainder of 2015. He finally returned to the Octagon in 2016 when he took on Joseph Benavidez and here, Cedujo suffered the first defeat of his professional MMA career – losing the bout by a split decision.
Injury at the start of 2017 led to another extended break from the sport but the Henry Cejudo UFC career continued in September of that year with victory over Wilson Reis. A win in a rescheduled fight against Sergio Pettis then saw 2017 and on a high.
Moving into 2018, Henry Cejudo was given a second crack at the UFC lightweight championship as the organisation lined up a rematch with Demetrious Johnson. The battle took place on August 4 as part of UFC 227 and Cejudo would go on to win via a split decision.
He’d reached his goals but there is much more to come and on the back of that victory, Henry Cejudo signed a new, six fight deal with the UFC. We also know the details of the henry cejudo next fight as he has been lined up for a title defence against TJ Dillashaw. The match up goes off on January 26, 2019, as part of UFC 233 and a full betting preview is available.
Henry Cejudo Betting Odds, Markets and Offers
As we look ahead to the Henry Cejudo next fight, it’s worth considering his current record and to see if we can get any pointers in regards to betting on future battles. As 2018 came to an end, the American was set to finish the year with a tally of 13 wins from 15 professional fights. Of those victories, five have come by knockout and eight by decision with no submissions to date.
That could be a useful set of indicators for the Method of Victory markets as there have been no wins or losses by submission in the Henry Cejudo MMA career to date. That record doesn’t however, offer us too much insight if we want to take a bet on whether the fight will go the distance.
For the biggest fights on any UFC bill, the dedicated MMA bookmakers will issue prices for the straight result, plus a set of prop bets. We’ve covered the most popular of these – Method of Victory and Fight to go the Distance and, as we preview the Henry Cejudo next fight, these stats will hopefully help us to make a decision.
As the sport of MMA increases in popularity, we’re starting to see more and more offers and promotions attached to it. The sportsbooks were slow to list these but for the biggest UFC championship match we can now expect to see some deals that will add to the overall value.
These will usually come in the form of price boosts so you could bet on the Henry Cejudo UFC fight and back him to win and the fight to go the distance. A price boost would then be quoted by the bookmaker in question. This is just an example but it is typical of the type of offer that is coming in so keep reading and we will bring you the best of these deals as they land.
We will also look to provide previews for the biggest bouts involving this talented American fighter. He may have turned 30 but Henry Cejudo looks to have a big future in the sport and in the UFC division and we’ll be following him very closely as his career develops.