The Flyweight Championship against Bantamweight newly discussed above is now official.
Today the UFC announced the fight between bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw (16-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) and flight title Henry Cejudo (13-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) in the main event UFC 233 will go Dillashaw & # 39; below 10 pounds to challenge for the belt & # 39; 125-pound & # 39; & # 39 Cejudo in, attempt to make the most simultaneous champion & # 39; two divisions in the UFC.
The UFC 233 takes place on 26 & # 39; at the Honda Center in January & # 39; Anaheim, Kalif. The main card will shut down & # 39; on pay-per-view after the preliminaries that & # 39; likely move to ESPN + and UFC Fight Pass.
Cejudo is a native of & # 39; Los Angeles. Dillashaw is more than & # 39; the far north of California, but now running south & # 39; California, so it is home to both fight champions.
Dillashaw is No. 1 in the last rankings & # 39; Sports USA LODJU / MMAjunkie MMA bantamweight. Cejudo is the number 1 in the flyweight. Dillashaw is the No. 8 pound for pound fighter in the world at that list, and Cejudo no longer far behind at No. 11.
Discussions about a fight between two champions began in & # 39; August when a renewal & # 39; titles at UFC 227 at Staples Center in & # 39; Los Angeles. Dillashaw c defended his bantamweight belt in & # 39; & # 39 rimanda not; Cody Garbrandt in the main event. He founded the former champ with a first round TKO. And Cejudo won a split decision against the flyweight championship long Demetriou Johnson in the co-feature to win citizens by mistake belt. That fight was reklama, also.
But now that Johnson left the UFC for ONE Championship, the prospect & # 39; Cejudo is advertising himself out of the window completely if it ever was on the table to start. This opens the door for Dillashaw to move & # 39; below to find the latest to try to hold two UFC titles simultaneously.
Currently, Daniel Cormier is the champion of UFC & # 39; heavyweight and light – although the title & # 39; 205 pound will be stripped of it when Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson fight belt in the main event UFC 232. Previously, Conor McGregor was shoot simultaneous plywood and light. He eventually removed the two titles because he failed to defend.
The most updated & # 39; UFC 233 now includes:
- Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for the title of the flyweight flight
- Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler
- Islam vs. Makhachev Francisco Trinaldo
- Paul Felder vs. James Vick
- Yana vs. Kunitskaya Marion Reneau
- Joanne Calderwood vs. Ariane Lipski
For more information on UFC 233, check the UFC Rumors section of the site.