UFC Vacates Bantamweight Belt Formerly Held By Henry Cejudo

After Henry Cejudo announced his retirement at UFC 249, the UFC officially vacated his bantamweight championship on Monday.

The change was revealed on Monday, as the updated UFC rankings were unveiled on UFC.com.

Cejudo, the former champion, made the first defence of his belt at UFC 250, stopping former champion Dominick Cruz. He earned the belt in 2019, defeating Marlon Moraes to take the then-vacant belt.

As the promotion looks to find a new champion in the division, the top two ranked fighters at 135-pounds are Marlon Moraes and Aljamain Sterling.

The bantamweight championship is not the only one that doesn’t have an owner, as the 125-pound flyweight belt is vacant as well.

The former flyweight champion was also Cejudo, however it was stripped from him due to not defending it.

The updated UFC.com rankings also saw big movement in the featherweight, lightweight and light heavyweight divisions. The biggest mover was featherweight Dan Ige, who jumped four spots to take 11th place.

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