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Henry Cejudo, Olympic wrestling champion, improves to 8-0 as MMA fighter

Henry Cejudo

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Opponents Chris Cariaso and Henry Cejudo face off during the UFC 185 weigh-ins at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on March 13, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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Beijing Olympic wrestling champion Henry Cejudo moved to 8-0 as an MMA fighter with a flyweight win at UFC 185 on Saturday.

Cejudo, who became the youngest U.S. Olympic wrestling champion at 21 at Beijing 2008, gained instant fame as the son of illegal immigrants from Mexico. His story was told in a book, “American Victory.”

On Saturday, Cejudo beat Chris Cariaso in a unanimous decision in his second UFC fight and first as a flyweight.

Cariaso previously fought (and lost to) UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in September.

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