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UFC 238, Cejudo vs. Moraes: Full results and highlights

UFC 238, Cejudo vs. Moraes: Full results and highlights

Two belts are on the line at UFC 238 in Chicago. The vacant bantamweight title is on the line in the main event, when flyweight champion Henry Cejudo fights Marlon Moraes, a former bantamweight champion in World Series of Fighting.

In the co-main event, flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko puts her belt on the line against former Bellator flyweight champion Jessica Eye.

Lightweight contenders Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone are set to square off in a fight guaranteed to be a Fight of the Night nominees.

Local fighters Eddie Wineland and Ricardo Lamas are also both looking for wins in their home town.

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RESULTS

UFC 238 PPV Main Events:

135 lbs: UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo def. Marlon Moraes via TKO (punches) - Round 3, 4:51
125 lbs: UFC Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko def. Jessica Eye via KO (head kick) - Round 2, 0:26

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

155 lbs: Tony Ferguson def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (doctor's stoppage) - Round 2, 5:00
135 lbs: Petr Yan def. Jimmie Rivera via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
265 lbs: Blagoy Ivanov def. Tai Tuivasa via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

UFC 238 Prelims on ESPN (7 p.m. CT):

115 lbs: Tatiana Suarez def. Nina Ansaroff via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
135 lbs: Aljamain Sterling def. Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
125 lbs: Alexa Grasso def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
145 lbs: Calvin Kattar def. Ricardo Lamas via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:06

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

115 lbs: Yan Xiaonan def. Angela Hill via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
185 lbs: Darren Stewart def. Bevon Lewis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
135 lbs: Eddie Wineland def. Grigorii Popov via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 4:47
115: Katlyn Chookagian def. Joanne Calderwood via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

HIGHLIGHTS

Calvin Kattar knocks out Chicago's Ricardo Lamas in the first round.

Eddie Wineland knocks out Grigorii Popov in the second round.

‘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

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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.