The main event at UFC Brooklyn not only had high stakes, it ended in 38-seconds and Cejudo with his hand raised while Dana White strapped the new Legacy belt around his waist.
Did he save the flyweight division? That question has yet to be answered, however, Cejudo sure did make a statement as he knocked out the bantamweight king, TJ Dillashaw in the first round.
Dillashaw has made it clear that he wants a rematch at 125-pounds because he feels the referee stopped the match too early. Although Cejudo is willing to rematch Dillashaw at 125 or 135-pounds, many fighters want the champions to return to their respective divisions to continue building them by allowing the rightful challengers a shot at gold.
With the fate of UFC’s flyweight division still unknown, here are the potential next matchups for Henry Cejudo, TJ Dillashaw, and their divisions:
The fights to make after UFC Brooklyn's main event
Henry Cejudo vs TJ Dillashaw 2
This one is obvious- we know Dillashaw wants it. The weight cut was impressive and apparently easy. As of late, what Dillashaw wants - he gets. Cejudo has said that he is okay with the rematch at either weight, although he prefers a shot at becoming a Champ Champ himself. Whether the fight happens at flyweight or bantamweight, it's very possible it can happen. The event broke ESPN records and the boss seemed extremely happy overall after the event, aside from the stoppage in the main event. Many fighters want their shot at the belt, so only time will tell what the UFC decides to do with both champions.
Cejudo against winner of Formiga vs Figueiredo
If you want to make a true Champion vs #1 Contender matchup, then Cejudo would defend against Formiga. However, Formiga wanted to remain active and instead took a fight with the #4 ranked, Deiveson Figueiredo. If Formiga beats the fellow Brazilian and Formiga is able to make a speedy recovery following the fight, he could easily line himself up for the next shot at "The Messenger." That is of course, if Henry decides to not take an extensive break. We'll find out next weekend at UFC Brazil what happens next with Formiga.
TJ Dillashaw vs Dominick Cruz 2
Dillashaw against winner of Assuncao vs Moraes
Henry Cejudo vs Joseph Benavidez 2