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Full Name Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo is arguably one of the most decorated fighters on UFC’s roster. Born on February 9, 1987, in Los Angeles, California, Cejudo is of Mexican descent and was raised in Phoenix, Arizona.

Cejudo’s career as an athlete began in wrestling, at a very young age. He quickly rose to prominence as a high school wrestler, winning four state championships in Arizona. ‘Triple C’ continued his wrestling career at the collegiate level. He competed for Arizona State University, where he won two NCAA championships and was named the outstanding wrestler of the tournament in both years.
Cejudo competed at 55 kilograms during his wrestling days. He became the youngest American to win an Olympic gold in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

After his wrestling career, Cejudo transitioned to mixed martial arts and quickly made a name for himself in the sport. He signed with UFC in 2014
and soon became the first Olympic gold medalist to win a UFC championship title. He became the flyweight champion in 2018 after defeating Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227. After his success at flyweight, Cejudo moved to Bantamweight to fight for the vacant title. Henry Cejudo faced Marlon Moraes and became the Bantamweight champion as well, making him the only Olympic gold medallist to win titles simultaneously in two divisions.

He defended the title successfully before retiring from MMA in 2020. However, triple C will be making his return to the octagon again in 2023.