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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.

UK outlines plan for English Premier League to resume play this summer

UK outlines plan for English Premier League to resume play this summer

The U.K. has put forth a plan for the Premier League to return this summer, but fans will have to stay home and watch on TV.

The British government detailed the steps in a report called “Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government's COVID-19 Recovery Strategy.

Inside the 51-page document it says the U.K. can begin “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed-doors for broadcast, while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact,” in Step 2 of the plan, starting June 1.

Before moving on to Step 2, however, the report states the U.K. must pass five benchmarks, including: seeing a declining COVID-19 infection rate, a declining death rate (due to COVID-19), being confident that they will be able to provide intensive care across the U.K., and being confident that the healthcare system will still have plenty of access to PPE materials.

According to ESPN, the Premier League will also have to present a plan to the U.K.’s Department of Culture, Media & Sport before they’re cleared to play.

As for fans in seats, the report says “while reopening outdoor spaces and activities… comes earlier in the roadmap because the risk of transmission outdoors is significantly lower, it is likely that reopening… venues that attract large crowds (like sports stadia)... may only be fully possible significantly later depending on the reduction in numbers of infections.”

Soccer fans looking to watch games no matter who’s playing will have another option soon. Bundesliga, Germany’s top soccer league, will restart play on Saturday.

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President Donald Trump calls for sports to resume play at UFC 249

President Donald Trump calls for sports to resume play at UFC 249

Last night, live sports returned in the United States at UFC 249. Held in an empty arena without fans, with a load of coronavirus prevention guidelines and testing, some normalcy returned to the sports world.

President Donald Trump addressed UFC fans during the broadcast in a video from the White House.

"I'm standing in a very important spot, right outside the Oval Office, and you're looking at the White House behind me," Trump said. "It's an honor to be here and an honor to salute you. I want to congratulate Dana White and the UFC. They're going to have a big match.

"We love it. We think it's important. Get the sports league back. Let's play. Do the social distancing and whatever else you have to do, but we need sports. We want our sports back."

It's worth noting that UFC light heavyweight Jacare Souza tested positive for COVID-19 and his bout with Uriah Hall was pulled from the event, but the card continued otherwise. It's also worth noting that Trump and UFC president Dana White have a close personal relationship, with White speaking at the Republican National Convention in 2016.

Trump has reportedly held calls with the commissioners of the major sports leagues about how to get sports going again. As of now, the NBA, NHL and MLB seasons are suspended, and there isn't a clear return date or plan in mind. Reports of options have crept out, but nothing concrete is in place.

The NFL released its schedule in early May and is planning on starting in early September, as usual. However, there are contingency plans in place if the season needs to be delayed.