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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.

Follow NBC Sports Chicago along right here for all the results and highlights. Make sure to book mark this page and refresh for the latest.

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.

ICYMI: Cubs, White Sox go in opposite directions to start the first half

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ICYMI: Cubs, White Sox go in opposite directions to start the first half

The Cubs swept the Pirates to open the second half while the White Sox went the other direction, getting swept in Oakland. Here are some Chicago sports stories from the weekend that you may have missed.

Cubs

The Cubs beat the Pirates on Friday and then crushed them with seven runs in the first inning on Saturday. Jon Lester even got in the act with a home run. The win locked up the team's first series win in over a month.

On Sunday, the Cubs finished off the sweep behind a quality start from Jose Quintana. After the sweep, the Cubs had a simple explanation for why the team played better over the weekend.

White Sox

Oakland remains a house of horrors for the White Sox. The Sox began the second half with a 5-1 loss at the A's on Friday. Ivan Nova took the loss and A.J. Reed debuted at DH.

The next day, Dylan Covey returned from the IL. Covey's start did not go well in a lopsided loss.

Oakland finished the sweep off with a walk-off win on Sunday, but Reynaldo Lopez didn't allow an earned run in six innings.

Bulls

The Bulls wrapped up Summer League play on Saturday. Coby White showed some glimpses of his playmaking ability in the finale against the Magic.

ICYMI: White Sox trending in the right direction; Cubs confident best is yet to come; Bulls rookies shine in Summer League

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ICYMI: White Sox trending in the right direction; Cubs confident best is yet to come; Bulls rookies shine in Summer League

Here are some of the Chicago sports stories you may have missed from the weekend. 

White Sox

The White Sox have had a truly amazing first half of the season when compared to last year's struggles. Whether or not their overall record ends up being closer to last season's, the progress that the White Sox have seen from their young talent is real.

They notched a win over the Cubs in the fourth game of the Crosstown Classic series on Sunday, tying the series at two games apiece. Despite some continued struggles against the Cubs from All-Star Lucas Giolito, the Sox have overall played well the past week.

As Rick Hahn has stated before, the White Sox win total isn't as important as clear-cut development among the core players. Fortunately for White Sox fans, winning games and focusing on player development have gone hand in hand these days. 

Cubs

The Cubs have had an up-and-down season so far but still, sit in the driver's seat in the NL Central.

The North Siders were in the midst of a four-game losing streak before bouncing back with consecutive wins over the Pirates and White Sox. The Cubs' win over the White Sox on July 6 contained a great six-inning outing from Jon Lester but the team still had their fair share of avoidable mistakes. The Cubs dropped the fourth game of the Crosstown Classic series, but still received a solid offensive contribution from rookie Robel Garica, who has been an awesome story for the Cubs.

There is an overall sense of optimism in the clubhouse, as the team feels the best is yet to come.

Bulls

Summer League is not a major indicator of long-term success but it does help us get an idea of how a rookie's game will translate to the NBA. And so far, the Bulls have gotten to see how effective Coby White and Daniel Gafford can be as a duo. Jim Boylen has been very pleased with the overall direction of the team and with good reason after a solid offseason.

White has shown off a variety of nice step-back shots and been a true asset in the pick-and-roll game. Gafford has been a monster around the basket, blocking shots and moving his feet well when defending in the pick-and-roll. There is legitimate excitement surrounding the Bulls.

Between the return of Denzel Valentine and Chandler Hutchison, the free agent additions and another expected leap from Zach Laine and Lauri Markkanen, the Bulls are poised for a (within reason) bounce-back season in a weakened Eastern Conference.