Cory Sandhagen expects Henry Cejudo to be able to neutralize UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling ’s grappling, leading to a stand-up battle. Sterling (22-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) is expected to make his next title defense against returning former dual champion Cejudo (22-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC), who is coming out of retirement. Cejudo once held both the UFC flyweight and bantamweight titles, but even though “Triple C” has left 125 pounds behind, Sandhagen thinks he’ll be at a size disadvantage against Sterling. “One thing that people don’t really understand about Sterling is that he’s a very physical and very big guy for the weight class,” Sandhagen told MMA Junkie. “And Cejudo definitely isn’t going to be at 135, and I think that really goes a long way at some point.” Related Henry Cejudo urges Aljamain Sterling to 'stay away from that damn Hennessy,' accept UFC 285 title fight Henry Cejudo sees his wrestling pedigree giving Aljamain Sterling, Merab Dvalishvili trouble Sterling used his grappling to overpower the likes of Sandhagen, Petr Yan, and most recently T.J. Dillashaw in his past title defense at UFC 280.
Cory Sandhagen: Henry Cejudo ‘will be able to stuff all’ of UFC champ Aljamain Sterling’s takedowns – MMA Junkie