UFC Signs Henry Cejudo, Olympic Gold Medalist Fighting Scott Jorgensen in Octagon Debut
By FCF Staff
As expected would be the case for several days now, the UFC has announced that is has signed Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler and undefeated flyweight, Henry Cejudo.
The 27 year-old fighter will meet Scott Jorgensen in his Octagon debut, which will go down at UFC 177 on August 30th.
Cejudo, who won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics, has gone 6-0 since transitioning into MMA.
“In wrestling, you’re talking about a fraternity of champions, and I got a chance to be a part of that Olympic championship club,” Cejudo said in the official announcement. “And anyone that ever won the Olympics in wrestling, there’s something different about them. And that’s something that I’ve always wanted to carry over to mixed martial arts when it comes to discipline, when it comes to technique, and when it comes to becoming an overall fighter. Everything that I did to win a Gold medal, I’m practically transferring it over to mixed martial arts.”
Cejudo hasn’t fought since January, when he worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Elias Garcia at Legacy FC 27.
The decorated grappler made his pro, MMA debut in March, 2013.
UFC 177 will be hosted by Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena.