Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw Moved from UFC 233 to Headline UFC Debut on ESPN+

The UFC’s debut on ESPN+ finally has a main event, as the flyweight
title bout between Henry
Cejudo
and T.J.
Dillashaw
has been transported from UFC 233 to headline the
Jan. 19 card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.


ESPN.com
was first to report the news. UFC 233 does not have a
headliner, but according to multiple reports, promotion officials
are attempting to book a title fight for the card, which takes
place at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Jan. 26.

Cejudo vs. Dillashaw is the second bout to move from UFC 233 to UFC
Fight Night 143, as a female strawweight tilt between Ariane
Lipski
and Joanne
Calderwood
was also moved from Anaheim to Brooklyn earlier on
Wednesday.

Cejudo claimed the 125-pound belt with a decision win over Demetrious
Johnson
at UFC 227 in August, avenging an earlier loss to
“Mighty Mouse” at UFC 197 in April 2016. The Olympic gold medalist
is currently riding a three-fight winning streak that also includes
triumphs over Sergio
Pettis
and Wilson
Reis
.

Dillashaw, meanwhile, is a two-time UFC bantamweight champion. He
regained the belt with a TKO of Cody
Garbrandt
at UFC 217 and then bested “No Love” by first-round
knockout in their rematch at UFC 227. Dillashaw has won nine of his
last 10 Octagon appearances.



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