Henry Cejudo challenged Teofilo Lopez

Former UFC champion in two weight categories, Henry Cejudo, turned to his compatriot Teofimo Lopez, who won a sensational victory over Vasily Lomachenko and became the absolute world Boxing champion in lightweight.

“Teofilo Lopez, congratulations on the merger. Be a good babysitter and keep an eye on daddy’s belts! You’re next!”, – wrote the American in Instagram.

Previously, Henry Cejudo has repeatedly announced his intention to make his professional Boxing debut, and even claimed that he is in talks about a fight with the current WBC Silver light heavyweight champion Ryan Garcia.

Nevertheless, informed sources claim that next year the Olympic champion in free-style wrestling can resume professional career of the fighter and return to the octagon.

Sparring partner Khamzat Chimaev challenged Islam Makhachev

Despite a difficult debut in the UFC, Khamzat Chimaev’s teammate, Guram Kutateladze, is ready to return to the octagon in a week and fight with Russian lightweight Islam Makhachev.

“If they don’t find a fight for Islam Makhachev, I’m ready to jump in,” the Georgian fighter said in an interview after the UFC Fight Night 180 tournament. “I know I’m not a fool – he probably needs top fighters, top 15, top 10, but if he wants to fight, I’m here, on the spot. Today or tomorrow I will rest, and then I will start to lose weight again. I’m here – let’s make a fight!»

Recall that at UFC Fight Night 180 in Abu Dhabi, 28-year-old Guram Kutateladze successfully debuted under the banner of the largest MMA promotion, defeating the former KSW champion in two weight categories Mateusz Gamroth, who had not previously known defeats, by a separate judicial decision.

At the end of the event, both fighters received tournament bonuses as participants of the “Fight of the evening”.

Vasyl Lomachenko sensationally lost to Teofimo Lopez

In Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, the Boxing night organized by the promotion company “Top Rank” ended, in the main event of which 32-year-old Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko suffered a sensational defeat, losing by unanimous decision to 23-year-old American Teofimo Lopez.

At the end of 12 rounds of the match, which was at stake were the WBC, WBA and WBO titles belonging to Lomachenko, as well as the IBF championship belt of Lopez, the judges with a score of 116-112, 119-109 and 117-111 gave the victory to the American boxer, who became the absolute world Boxing champion in lightweight.