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UFC 233: Henry Cejudo to defend flyweight belt against T.J. Dillashaw

2008 Olympic gold medallist and UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo (13-2-0) will defend his crown against bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw (16-3-0) at Anaheim’s UFC 233 in January 2019.

“The Messenger,” 31, won the belt from Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 in August. He has been vocal about fighting Dillashaw and signed a six-fight extension earlier this month. It could be argued that Cejudo is defending the entire division from being shuttered by the UFC.

Dillashaw, 32, defeated Cody Garbrandt in an impressive fashion also at UFC 227. He will be dropping down to 125 pounds for the fight.

UFC 233 is scheduled for Jan. 26 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Tentative bouts currently include:

Henry Cejudo (13-2-0) vs. T.J. Dillashaw (16-3-0)

Paul Felder (15-4-0) vs. James Vick (13-2-0)

Joanne Calderwood (12-3-0) vs. Ariane Lipski (11-3-0)

Ben Askren (18-0-0, 1NC) vs. Robbie Lawler (28-12-0, 1NC)

Yana Kunitskaya (11-4-0) vs. Marion Reneau (9-4-1)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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