Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw acquired’t be taking place at UFC 233 in any case.
Cejudo was initially scheduled to defend his UFC flyweight championship in opposition to Dillashaw on Jan. 26. The champion vs. champion bout would’ve each been the first event or co-headliner of UFC 233 contained within the Honda Coronary heart in Anaheim, California. The bout has been bumped up one week sooner.
Cejudo vs. Dillashaw Moved To UFC On ESPN+ 1
Ariel Helwani first reported that the UFC was scrambling to place collectively a headliner for his or her ESPN+ debut and that Cejudo vs. Dillashaw was a extreme candidate. Helwani took to Twitter to report that the switch has been finalized:
Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw for the UFC flyweight title is the model new UFC Brooklyn important event on Jan. 19, per a lot of sources. The wrestle has been moved from UFC 233 to the ESPN+ debut. No phrase merely however on what goes to headline 233 on Jan. 26. Work in progress. Story coming to @espn.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 6, 2018
Sources have confirmed to MMA News that the report is true. UFC Brooklyn will occur on Jan. 19 contained within the Barclays Coronary heart in Brooklyn, NY. This is able to be the promotion’s second journey to Brooklyn in decrease than one 12 months. UFC 223 was held contained within the Barclays Coronary heart once more in April.
Now that Cejudo vs. Dillashaw is confirmed for UFC Brooklyn, speculation has already run rampant on what the UFC 233 headliner will most likely be. Whereas most are pointing to a UFC welterweight title bout between champion Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington, Kamaru Usman made pretty the declare not too way back. Usman talked about he was supplied to wrestle Covington in January and has accepted nevertheless is prepared on “Chaos.” If this ends up being true, then it’s practically positive that Woodley’s hand hurt is inflicting him to overlook the UFC 233 date. Stick with MMA News for the latest updates on UFC Brooklyn and UFC 233.
Do you suppose the UFC made the suitable decision shifting Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw?