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UFC 238, Cejudo vs. Moraes: Live stream, TV channel, fight card and more

UFC 238, Cejudo vs. Moraes: Live stream, TV channel, fight card and more

UFC returns to Chicago with an incredible fight card for UFC 238 at the United Center. It's headlined by two title fights.

In the main event, UFC flyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo moves up in weight to challenge Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title. The belt was vacated after champion TJ Dillashaw failed a drug test for banned substances. In Dillashaw's first title reign, he successfully defended the belt against Renan Barão at a UFC on FOX card in July 2015. It was Dillashaw's final successful title defense before losing the belt to Dominick Cruz.

In the co-main event women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko put her belt on the line against Jessica Eye, a Cleveland, Ohio native.

Shevchenko has fought in Chicago before, famously beating former women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm at a UFC on FOX card in 2016. It was Holm's first fight after dropping the bantamweight title to Miesha Tate at UFC 196.

Eye has also previously fought in Chicago, losing to Tate via unanimous decision at a UFC on FOX card in July of 2015.

The card also features a couple local fighters.

Ricardo Lamas grew up in Hinsdale, attended college in Elmhurst and owns a UFC Cym in Naperville. Eddie Wineland grew up in norhtwest Indiana.

Crystal Lake's Felice Herrig was scheduled to fight on the card but was forced to withdraw after suffering a torn ACL.

Here is everything you need to know about UFC 238 in Chicago.

General Information

Time: 5:15 p.m. CT
Date: Sat., June 8, 2019
Where: United Center, Chicago
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Where to watch?

TV Channel: UFC Fight Pass, ESPN, ESPN+
Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass, ESPN, ESPN+

Fight Card

UFC 238 PPV Main Events:

135 lbs: UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes
125 lbs: UFC Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Eye

UFC 238 PPV Main Card on ESPN+ (9 p.m. CT):

155 lbs: Donald Cerrone vs. Tony Ferguson
135 lbs: Jimmie Rivera vs. Petr Yan
265 lbs: Blagoy Ivanov vs. Tai Tuivasa

UFC 238 Prelims on ESPN (7 p.m. CT):

115 lbs: Nina Ansaroff vs. Tatiana Suarez
135 lbs: Pedro Munhoz vs. Aljamain Sterling
125 lbs: Alexa Grasso vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
145 lbs: Calvin Kattar vs. Ricardo Lamas

UFC 238 Prelims on UFC Fight Pass (5:15 p.m. CT)

115 lbs: Angela Hill vs. Yan Xiaonan
185 lbs: Bevon Lewis vs. Darren Stewart
135 lbs: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Joanne Calderwood
135 lbs: Eddie Wineland vs. Grigory Pipov

*Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to change.

‘The Book’ in Hammond brings sports betting to Chicago

‘The Book’ in Hammond brings sports betting to Chicago

Sports wagering is officially off and running in the Chicagoland area.

On Wednesday, former Bears running back Matt Forte was part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, as they officially opened their sportsbook for customers to place their bets.

‘The Book’ in Hammond is taking sports wagers for all professional sports, including those outside of MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL.

On May 8, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb officially signed a new law allowing 13 brick-and-mortar casinos to apply for licenses.

Two months later, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker followed suit.  But the two-month gap in-laws passing has allowed Indiana to get the first crack at the Chicago market, which is significant.

The goal for Indiana all along was to be open for business by Week 1 of the NFL season when the Bears host the Packers in the kickoff of the 100th season of the National Football League. 

What does it mean for Illinois? Well, for now, Illinois has to wait.

The positive? The bill has been signed into law.

The negative? Several hurdles remain before a brick-and-mortar casino will be good to go for customers to place sports wagers.

While Indiana offers a short commute to place a sports wager, it looks like Illinois may have to wait as long as Super Bowl Sunday before they can say the same.

Texas Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. visits sister Diamond at Sky shootaround


Texas Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. visits sister Diamond at Sky shootaround

The Texas Rangers are in town for their three-game set with the White Sox, which kicked off on Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field but that didn't stop outfielder Delino Deshields from making some time for family. 

DeShields' sister is none other than Chicago Sky wing scorer Diamond DeShields. 

Diamond is averaging a career-high 15.3 points per game and has helped lead the Sky back to the postseason for the first time since 2016. 

Delino (Jr.) was only able to stick around for the Sky's morning shootaround, as he obviously had to be back with the Rangers in time for Friday night's game. 

Delino may be a good luck charm for Diamond, as she chipped in 22 points and four rebounds in a win on the day of his visit. It was the first win the Sky has had over the Washington Mystics since they traded superstar Elena Delle Donne back in 2016.