The UFC has signed Flyweight Henry Cejudo, the 2008 Olympic freestyle wrestling gold medalist. The news was announced on UFC.com tonight. The 27-year-old Cejudo is 6-0 as a professional mixed martial artist. Cejudo will make his UFC debut against Scott Jorgensen at UFC 177 on August 30 in Sacramento, California.”It feels good to be part of the UFC family finally.
“In wrestling, you’re talking about a fraternity of champions, and I got a chance to be a part of that Olympic championship club. 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.
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