UFC 298: Henry Cejudo vs Merab Dvalishvili officially announced

Henry Cejudo and Merab Dvalishvili will face each other on 17th February.

by Aryan Lakhani
UFC 298: Henry Cejudo vs Merab Dvalishvili officially announced
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Henry Cejudo is set to make another comeback; he will be facing the top bantamweight contender Merab Dvalishvili in the UFC 298 main card, which is scheduled to take place on 17th February. The winner of this fight may reserve the spot of being the next title challenger.

Both fighters seem to be excited about their upcoming match; it’s a must win as one will fall, and one will rise. Cejudo is 2 wins away from reclaiming his spot as the UFC bantamweight champion of the world; the year 2024 will show us if Cejudo can accomplish this major feat.

Henry Cejudo on fighting Merab Dvalishvili

In a recent YouTube video, Henry Cejudo shared his thoughts on fighting Merab Dvalishvili. “This fight’s going to decide who’s actually going to fight eventually the winner of Chito Vera versus Sean O’Malley,” Cejudo said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.

“I’m excited. I’m not sure if we’re going to co-headline this fight with Ilia Topuria and Alexander Volkanovski but either way this fight is absolutely going to be bonkers”.

Merab Dvalishvili on fighting Henry Cejudo

Merab Dvalishvili said the following during the UFC Vegas 83 post-fight show: “I give him respect and I give all my opponents respect, especially Henry Cejudo,” Dvailishvili said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.

“He’s the greatest champion, he was after [Aljamain Sterling] beat him. I’m excited. This is going to be a big test for me. Even if I feel I don’t need the test anymore. I have a nine fight win streak and I beat whoever they give me, whoever they put in front of me.

I think I deserve to fight for a title fight but they give me another test in Henry Cejudo. I’m thankful. I have to do my best. I have to beat him and I have to earn it again, the title fight, and hopefully this time I will fight for the title and whoever will be the winner of Chito Vera and Sean O’Malley I will fight next”.

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