Henry Cejudo will make his first UFC bantamweight title defense this Saturday at UFC 249 against former bantamweight king Dominick Cruz.
Cejudo, who is a former two-division world champion, also held the UFC flyweight championship before being stripped in February. Now it maybe safe to say that Cejudo’s flyweight days are officially behind him.
On Friday, Cejudo posted a 12 week body transformation photo on his Instagram account and the post has been blowing up ever since. The side by side photo showed Cejudo looking absolutely shredded as he enters fight week.
“I really don’t know the difference between being in camp or COVID -19 quarantine,” Cejudo wrote. “But I will say this, I’m out to seek and destroy!”
Cejudo gives the credit to Neuro Force One, who was in charge of his strength and conditioning.
In the post, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist also shared his body composition statistics. Perhaps one of the biggest numbers that stands out is his body fat percentage dropping from 16.5 to 12 over the time of his camp.
In the UFC 249 Countdown show, Cejudo is shown working out at Neuro Force One in Scottsdale, Arizona. Andre Hicks, who serves as Cejudo’s strength and conditioning coach, talked about how much his athlete continues to improve.
“You’re working with an olympian and you’re thinking that’s the peak of athleticism,” Hicks said on the show. “But every camp he continues to get better at every facet. He gets stronger and more explosive.”
Henry Cejudo (15-2) and Dominick Cruz (22-2) will fight in the co-main event this Saturday. The card will be headlined by an interim lightweight championship fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje.
UFC 249 will take place from the VyStar Veteran Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. No fans will be in attendance. The main card will stream on pay-per-view with the prelims airing on ESPN and streaming on ESPN+.