UFC 238 takes place June 8 at United Center in Chicago. The event’s main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN+ and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
With the addition to the card, the UFC 238 lineup includes:
- Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes – for vacant bantamweight title
- Champ Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Eye – for women’s flyweight title
- Nina Ansaroff vs. Tatiana Suarez
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Joanne Calderwood
- Blagoy Ivanov vs. Tai Tuivasa
Cejudo, the UFC’s current flyweight champion, and top-ranked bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes are scheduled to collide on June 8 at UFC 238 with the vacant 135-pound title on the line. The UFC announced the booking Wednesday.
Cejudo and Moraes will vie for the UFC bantamweight belt that was vacated by T.J. Dillashaw following his recent failed USADA drug test.
Cejudo (14-2) needed just 32 seconds to knock out Dillashaw this past January in Dillashaw’s failed bid for the flyweight title at UFC Brooklyn. The stunning victory punctuated a four-fight win streak for Cejudo, which also saw the Olympic gold medalist dethrone legendary flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson via split decision in August 2018.
Moraes (22-5-1), meanwhile, is the No. 1-ranked contender in the UFC’s bantamweight division. The former WSOF champion has won four consecutive fights against well-regarded foes John Dodson, Aljamain Sterling, Jimmie Rivera, and Raphael Assuncao. The last three of those names, Moraes finished inside the first round.