Beijing Olympic wrestling champion Henry Cejudo will make his UFC debut Dec. 13 in Phoenix, his hometown.
Cejudo became the youngest U.S. Olympic wrestling champion at 21 at Beijing 2008. The son of illegal immigrants from Mexico, his story gained instant fame, and was told in a book, “American Victory.”
Cejudo, who is 6-0 as an mma fighter, was to debut with UFC on Aug. 30 but pulled out of his scheduled fight, citing medical reasons hours before the weigh-in.
He will fight Dustin Kimura (11-2) in a bantamweight bout Dec. 13.