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WATCH: Adam Catterall on Aljamain Sterling v Henry Cejudo

For so long, Henry Cejudo was little different to the long line of flyweights who'd fallen at the feet of the seemingly unstoppable Demetrious Johnson.

But in August 2018, Cejudo's life would change forever. He'd edge out the all-time great in a razor-thin split decision to become the UFC bantamweight champion, taking on a new persona and taking aim at history. 

The Messenger become the UFC's fourth simultaneous two-weight champion with a win over Marlon Moraes, before defending that title against Dominick Cruz and hanging up the gloves.

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The defending champion, Aljamain Sterling, may have had the strangest path of any UFC champion in history. Despite having three title fights and winning them all, he still has plenty of doubters, and understandably so.

Well on his way to a decision defeat to Petr Yan in 2021, the Russian inexplicably kneed Sterling in the head, with the Funk Master winning the title via DQ.

The rematch was inevitable, but Yan lost again, this time via a controversial split decision. In Sterling's second title defence, he took on former champion TJ Dillashaw, who dislocated his shoulder in the first round and was unable to effectively defend himself.

The fight is too close to call, at least according to the odds, with both fighters 10/11 to come out victorious on Saturday night.

Adam Catterall previews the UFC 288 main event.

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