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
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
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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