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Other than MM do you see any other flyweights being a threat to Cejudo?

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  1. LLD2008

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    Do you see any other flyweights being able to take the belt of Cejudo in the future? I guess you could make a case for Benavidez but I feel Henry beat him even though he lost a close split descion, and would probably beat Benavidez if they rematched.
     
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    Henry's easily more beatable that DJ, it's a good thing imo long championship reigns bore me
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    And what's the key to beat him?
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Benavidez is one of my favorite fighters, and I don't see him winning vs Cejudo now.
    Cejudo became much more accurate with his strikes - he will connect more than in their previous fight.
    And in their previous fight, the only reason Benavidez one is because of a Cejudo groin shot (unintentional). Otherwise it would've been majority win for him, instead of split loss.
     
  6. SirKratos

    SirKratos Silver Belt

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    Benavidez beat him not too long ago, so he's AT LEAST a threat to him, although I would pick Cejudo in a rematch
     
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    Wasn't it due to multiple groin strikes? I thought he was warned then it happened again. Yes, he would have won without the point deduction. It's a bit of a shit show now. Pettis just beat Benevidez but Henry just beat Sergio recently so that fight would be a hard sell now too. If DJ is out injured for a while there isn't really a good contender at 125 right now.
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    That was two groin strikes and I honestly believe it happened because of Henry's recklessness.

    Cejudo has great raw power - I do believe that one day he will one punch/kick KO somebody. But his striking is still not polished enough and he misses his targets here and there.
     
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    I really don't think he has much shot against Cejudo in a rematch. Dodson might, actually, if he sells out.
     
  10. Danespina

    Danespina Gold Belt

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    Yes, many of them.

    Maybe even John Moraga who's climbing back up the ranks.

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    It doesn’t matter because MM beats him in a rematch.

    If not, Dodson probably bodies him.
     
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    I really want Kyoji Horiguchi back in the UFC. He's amazing.
     
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    Call me crazy, but I would like to see Elliott and his crazy scrambles take on Cejudo.
     
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    Nope you're absolutely right. That would be fun as hell.
     
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    Kyoji and Jussier Formiga are the only guys that could be competitive with Henry or DJ

    Those are the top 4 FLWs in the world
     
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    Alex Perez looked amazing on the prelims Saturday. Very interesting upcoming fighter.
     
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    He has a shot, but Cejudo is as good of a wrestler as there is in the sport, and one would assume he'll get smothered. Regardless, a top 3 of Johnson, Cejudo, Horiguchi is suddenly maybe the most daunting top 3 in the sport.
     
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    It's possible, but Kyoji has a ton of strengths too that make him a danger. I would favor him over Dodson, Benavidez, and a few others mentioned here.
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    And they won't be competitive vs Cejudo.
    Formiga will not imply his grappling game and will be picked apart standing.
    Horiguchi will not be able to resist Cejudo's takedowns.

    BTW I don't think Formiga is still top 4.
     
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    Formiga is like the Rodney Dangerfield (RIP) of FLW:

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    He was #1 in the world before UFC had FLW, got beat by McCall, and has been on the cusp of a shot at DJ ever since.
     

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