Henry Cejudo's Anticipated UFC Return Against Merab Dvalishvili

December 13, 2023

Image Credits: Jeffrey Swinger/USA TODAY Sports & UFC.com

Former UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo is set to make a thrilling return to the Octagon, facing the formidable Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 298 on February 17. This highly anticipated matchup, originally reported by Yardbarker, promises to be a pivotal battle in the bantamweight division.

After a hiatus from the sport, Cejudo announced his comeback fight against Dvalishvili, setting the stage for a dramatic showdown in Anaheim, California. This bout is likely to determine the number one contender for the UFC Bantamweight Championship, currently held by Sean O'Malley, who is scheduled to defend his title in the following pay-per-view in March.

Cejudo, known for his exceptional skill and charismatic presence in the UFC, had previously retired following a victory over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in 2020. His return earlier this year at UFC 288 marked his first fight in three years, where he faced then-champion Aljamain Sterling. Cejudo's journey back to the Octagon has been marked by challenges, including a shoulder injury that forced him to withdraw from a previously scheduled bout at UFC 292.

On the other side, Dvalishvili comes into this fight with an impressive streak, having secured dominant victories against notable opponents like Petr Yan and UFC Hall of Famer José Aldo. Refusing to face his teammate Sterling for the bantamweight title, Dvalishvili has been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to prove himself in the title picture. His nine consecutive wins in the UFC, following initial setbacks, highlight his resilience and determination.

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UFC 298, featuring Cejudo vs. Dvalishvili, is set to be a landmark event, with a featherweight title fight between champion Alexander Volkanovski and undefeated challenger Ilia Topuria also on the card. As fight night approaches, the MMA community eagerly anticipates the return of Henry Cejudo, a fighter known for making history and defying expectations.