Former UFC two-division champion, Henry Cejudo, will make his long-awaited return to MMA at UFC 288 on May 6 in New Jersey. The bantamweight fighter retired after an impressive title defense against Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 three years ago but now feels ready to come back and prove himself in a much-changed division with Aljamain Sterling as reigning champion.
Cejudo and Sterling will face off for the belt, and Cejudo has no doubts about his superiority in the bout. His confidence is born from his hiatus, during which he claims to have improved both physically and mentally. Cejudo has worked with several future and former champions during his break from the sport and feels he’s developed the best version of himself.
Furthermore, the former champ has developed his skills as a finisher, focusing on small details such as positioning. He believes Sterling is not up to his level, and the fight won’t last past three rounds.