“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.
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) November 21, 2018
Dillashaw, 32, defeated Cody Garbrandt in an impressive fashion also at UFC 227. He will be dropping down to 125 pounds for the fight.
— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) November 24, 2018
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)