Henry Cejudo wasted no time jumping back into action as he gears up for his next fight.
The former bantamweight champion is set to clash with Marlon "Chito" Vera at the highly anticipated UFC 292 event in Boston on August 19.
The announcement of this exciting matchup was made by UFC President Dana White through ESPN on Monday. Cejudo's return to the octagon in May, following a three-year retirement, didn't go as planned as he fell short in his attempt to reclaim the 135-pound title, suffering a split decision loss to Aljamain Sterling.
Despite the setback, Cejudo expressed his eagerness to return to fighting sooner rather than later. His initial choice of opponent, Merab Dvalishvili, had to undergo hand surgery and would not be available until the fall. As a result, Cejudo has accepted the challenge to face Vera on the same night when Sterling defends his title against Sean O'Malley in the main event.
Vera, on the other hand, embraces the opportunity to bounce back from his recent defeat to Cory Sandhagen in March. That loss put an end to his impressive four-fight winning streak. Before that setback, Vera had showcased his skills by defeating notable opponents such as Dominick Cruz, Rob Font, and Frankie Edgar, solidifying his rise in the bantamweight division.
Now, Vera aims to add Cejudo's name to his list of victories as they prepare to meet in a highly anticipated featured bout at UFC 292 in Boston.